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5 Habits Healthy People Employ

By Brandi Goodman

Trying to be healthy? Take a page from a healthy person's book. There are many habits healthy people employ to help them reach their status. Give these a try so you can lead a more advantageous lifestyle that helps improve your well-being.

Start Each Day With Breakfast

Too many people skip breakfast thinking they'll be forgoing the extra calories. Don't! You should actually be starting each day with breakfast to get your metabolism going and help give yourself the much-needed energy in the morning. 

Schedule Your Screen Time

Screens have become a constant in our lives. They've also introduced us to social media -- which can be a major problem for some. Constantly seeing other people's bliss when you're feeling blue can really put a damper on your mental health. Schedule your screen time and make sure you're only logging on at certain times. If you're having trouble with what you're seeing, take a break for a few days before trying again.

Stop Smoking

Those who truly value their health don't smoke. If you're a current smoker, do what you can to stop. Switch it for a different vice if you must, such as chewing gum, so you can kick the habit and better your health. Smoking raises your blood pressure and heart rate. Once you quit, you'll see how quickly you can get your pressure back to normal.

Try Strength Training

It's not enough to exercise. You need to add strength training to the mix so you can really up your muscle mass. Doing so will help your body burn more calories. Do your regular walking, jogging, or swimming for cardio, but you should also add in a couple days of weight lifting or push-ups to your week if you want to increase your strength and build-up your bones.

Surround Yourself With Green

Vitamin D is essential for your health. You can get it by spending time outdoors. For improved mental health, you should try and find natural spaces when you're outside rather than being in a big city. Surrounding yourself with the green of trees and plants around you can bring you a sense of calm and satisfaction. 

Some healthy habits should be on your goal list. These will only help to improve your well-being and better your health. Follow the already-healthy people and do what they do if you want to enhance your wellness.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Montgomery, Ala.

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