3 Habits that Can Improve Health
By Virginia Laird
With health issues the topic of most people’s conversation and concern, it is no wonder that many are seeking ways to improve their health. In an effort to improve health, some people feel the need to lose weight, visit a variety of healthcare physicians, and may even buy into some of the fad diets on the market. Although some of these things can help make positive changes to a person’s health, not all of it is necessary. There are more simple changes that can be made that are less expensive, including:
- Get enough sleep
- Drink plenty of water
- Stop skipping breakfast
Get Enough Sleep
The body needs the right amount of uninterrupted sleep each night in order to properly function. When a person does not get enough sleep, it can prevent weight loss and cause the immune system not to work properly, among other things. This can prevent a person from being healthy. The sleep foundation recommends that adults should get at least six hours of sleep each night.
Drink Plenty of Water
With a wide variety of beverages on the market, some people choose to believe that any beverage can keep them hydrated. However, research has long proven that water is the best beverage of choice. Drinking enough water keeps the functions of the body working. Water plays an important role in ridding the body of unwanted toxins with the help of the kidneys. It is recommended that a person drink at least half of their body weight in ounces daily.
Stop Skipping Breakfast
The research about breakfast remains unchanged, it is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast can put a person’s entire day off kilter. Eating a well-balanced breakfast gets the body awake and ready to take on the tasks that may lie ahead, both physically and mentally.
While it can be difficult to always get enough sleep, drinking enough water and eating breakfast can happen starting today. To take control and improve your health, start applying these tips to your daily routine. Although these changes may not be easy to begin with, research suggests that after 21 days habits are formed. This may mean that forming these new healthy habits may only take a few weeks. Good luck on the path to a healthier you!
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