Tips for Better Health
By Sara Butler
Taking control of your health is important. The more positive steps you can take toward good health each and every day, the better off you will be. Of course, this is often easier said than done because the average day can feel like it throws up a lot of roadblocks on the road to good health and wellness. Here are a few of the little ways you can make some big health changes.
Don’t Agonize Over Calories
Maintaining a healthy weight is important, but if you’re driving yourself to distraction by keeping track of every little calorie and getting stressed out about it, then you need to stop! Put your energy into eating clean, minimally processed foods instead that provide your body with the nutrients its needs. You’ll be much happier this way!
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleeping well at night doesn’t just happen by chance. There are things you need to do in order to make sure you’re getting enough sleep at night. Sleep-supportive behaviors include:
- Keeping your bedroom cool at night
- Turning off screens the hour before bedtime
- Keep your bedroom dark
- Going to bed without a full stomach
- Buying a comfortable bed that supports your body
- No caffeine late
Get Some More Sunshine
Vitamin D is important to your overall health and the best way to get it is to work a little sunshine into your day! Sun also helps to regulate your body’s natural sleep cycle, so don’t be afraid to get 10 to 20 minutes of sun on your skin every single day.
Stand Up When Working
Standing desks have become popular over the last several years, but it’s not just a fad. Sitting at a desk all day has some serious consequences for your health. Standing desks help you to be more active and change position over the course of the day, so see if you can get one or create a kind of DIY desk when working in order to help you get some more movement in your day. You may notice your productivity increases too!
Clear Your Clutter
A cluttered home will create a cluttered mind. Get rid of the stuff you’re accumulating in your home and feel the stress melt away. When you don’t have so much stuff to worry about, then you’ll find that you’re more relaxed and you’re less stressed. Remember, your home should be your haven!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.