3 Sneaky Tricks That Can Easily Boost Your Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

When most of us think of boosting our health, we think of things like doctor visits and vitamins and gym memberships. These are common knowledge, right? And they work! But fortunately for all of us, boosting your health can be even easier than that. It doesn't take much -- just a few simple tricks -- to really turn your health around and feel your best. If you're interested in living a healthier life starting today, take a look at these easy, sneaky tricks that can turn your health around for the better.

Drink Water With Breakfast

When you first wake up, you probably reach for the coffee, and that's OK. But when you finally sit down with your meal, skip the juice or soda or flavored caffeine. Instead, drink water. Water in the morning can help wake you up, boost energy, speed up digestion, and it contains absolutely zero calories. This is a sneaky way to lessen your daily caloric total while still amping up the energy at the beginning of the day.

Burn Calories at Your Desk

It might sound silly, but burning a few calories at your desk can really add up. Try doing arm dips in your chair or five squats at the top of every hour. Try holding your stapler or tape dispenser in your hands and doing curls. Even if you burned an additional 20 calories per hour -- that's over 100 by the day's end! Use this simple method for a little extra burn when you're trying to maintain or lose weight.

Meditate Before Bed

It doesn't have to be an all-out meditation. You don't have to light any candles or buy a special pillow for the floor or chant a mantra. You just need some quiet space. Find a quiet, comfortable space, and then sit with your own thoughts for a few minutes. If you can, try to allow your thoughts to come and go through your mind without delving into any of them deeply. This is a great way to lower stress and lead a more calm and peaceful life on a regular basis.

Living a healthy life does not have to be anything wild or complicated. It doesn't have to cost a ton of money or demand hours and hours of your personal time. Use these sneaky tricks to get started, and you'll be living a healthier life before you know it.

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

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