How Simplifying Your Life Can Boost Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

Maybe we make life too complicated. It seems as though we're constantly running from place to place. We're busy -- really busy -- and most people don't have plans of slowing down anytime soon. But as it turns out, this busy and chaotic lifestyle that we're all leading may be damaging our health. If you're looking for an effective way to boost health and improve your life, take a look at why you should consider simplifying your life for good.

It Lowers Stress

Though being busy can certainly be good for us on some levels, it's also incredibly stressful. And too much stress contributes to a whole plethora of negative side effects including higher blood pressure, a higher risk of heart disease, weight gain, and many others. By simplifying your life, you'll be lowering the stress that you experience on a daily basis. There will be less rushing around, less money spent on excess, and less keeping up with the masses. If living with less stress sounds appealing, living a simple life is an excellent option.

It Gives You More Time

Time is the one thing that we can never replace. Unfortunately, most of us have very little time to spend on the things that we actually want to spend it on. We have to work or go to meetings or carry children from one activity to another. If we simplify, we'll be gaining more time for ourselves. And if we use that time wisely -- maybe for exercise, relaxation, or family time -- then we'll be improving overall health like never before.

It Improves Focus and Retention

When we have less to worry about, we're better able to focus. Why does this matter? Because being able to focus is crucial for carrying out everyday tasks -- things like work, family responsibilities, etc. And along with being better able to pay attention, you may also find your retention improved. This combination of better focus and better memory makes life easier, more enjoyable, and especially improves mental and emotional well-being.

There's nothing wrong with living a simple life. In fact, it's probably better for your health and happiness. Minimize the chaos of your life where you can. Get rid of stuff, lower your obligations, and enjoy your time! By simplifying, you may be setting yourself up for better health and a lifetime of happy living. 

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

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