We all know the importance of eating
healthy and exercising regularly to maintain optimum health. But there
are other ways that you can improve your health! Some may seem
glaringly obvious, but we simply overlook them.
1. Vacation time is important.
Working yourself into the ground on a daily and weekly basis is simply not good
for your health. Your body and your brain need a break. Don’t let
vacation time go unused. Instead, use it regularly as a way to
rest. It’s true that some vacations might need to be used to spend
running around trying to catch up on things at home, but try to make the
majority of your vacations time away to rest, relax, and recuperate.
2. Limit exposure to chemicals.
It seems obvious, right? But limiting exposure to chemicals, even simple things
like some of your regular household cleaners will leave you healthier and
whole. Try using non-toxic cleaners found in health stores or make some
of your own cleaners.
3. Drink lots of water. This is one
that we can easily forget about. But guaranteed – if you start drinking
more water, you’ll feel better. Cut out sweetened fruit juices,
carbonated beverages, and that 3rd cup of daily coffee. Drink water
instead and see how much better you start feeling.
4. Posture, please! Your mom
probably taught you growing up to stand or sit up straight and it’s easy to
forget. Poor posture means your breathing is more shallow and the
circulation in your body isn’t flowing as great as it could be. So when
you’re at work, sit up straight in your chair while typing or try sitting on an
exercise ball for part of the day.
5. Laugh. Life doesn’t have to be so serious all of the time. Find things that make you laugh. Laughing can help decrease stress hormones, can help relax your muscles, and lighten your mood, giving you a better outlook on life.