3 Unexpected Ways to Improve Your Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

We’ve all heard of the typical tips for living a healthy life. Eat a well balanced diet. Exercise often. Stay away from drugs and alcohol. While these are good rules to live by, they are not the only things that we can do to stay healthy. If you’re interested in living a long and healthy life, take a look at these unexpected tips for improving your wellness.

Find Some Purpose

Everyone needs purpose. If we don’t have a reason for the things that we do, we lose motivation and passion very quickly. So how do you find purpose? Your purpose might be your job or your family. It may also be a cause that is close to your heart. A purpose is going to be something that you care about in a big way and that you look forward to doing every day. What do you care about? What makes you genuinely happy? With just a little purpose, you may find your mental health improve in a big way and everyday life become much more tolerable.

Laugh More Often

Laughing is good for the body and the soul. When we laugh, we burn calories and work the ab muscles, but we also significantly lift our mood. This leads to more stable moods as well as a much more positive outlook on life. So how can you get in a chuckle? Hang out with friends, watch a funny movie, listen to a comedian, or do something that you generally find humorous. Make this an everyday habit, and you’ll probably notice that life doesn’t look as bad as you thought.

Indulge

It’s important to refrain from overeating or excessive caloric intake every day, but it’s also important to give into the indulgences once in a while. Eat the cake, take a scoop of the ice cream, or go ahead and drizzle the chocolate on top. Giving in and allowing for some decadence is good for your psyche, It also allows a release from the otherwise rigid rules of life, which then improves our long-term perspective.

Improving health is important … maybe even one of the most important things there is! Our health allows us to participate in life, and if we keep on top of it, it can lead to a long and happy life. Get your body and mind moving toward better health beginning with these easy tips, and you’ll be closer to the life you love before you know it.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Anaheim, Calif.

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