3 Tiny Ways to Boost Your Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
We often make healthy living so incredibly difficult. When it comes time to improve our health, we only think of the really big changes that we need to make. We think about completely overhauling our diet or jumping in on the newest workout program. And because these things are big and challenging, we shy away. It's too much, too intimidating, and so the cycle of unhealthy living continues. But what if it didn't have to be this way? What if healthy living could be simple? If you're interested in starting the process of healthier living, take a look at these tiny, simple tips to boost your health and feel better starting today.
Filter Your Water
Water, depending on where you live, contains all kinds of chemicals and sediment. Though naked to the eye, it's present in every glass. A good water filter can remove the bulk of these chemicals and other debris, which leaves you drinking cleaner, healthier water. And since water is so important to our overall health and well-being, it's crucial to keep our water as clean as possible. Check out your local store for a simple filter that fits on your faucet, a pitcher with a filter attached, or even a filtered water bottle.
Get a Little More Sleep
We all need more sleep. It's so rare to find an adult who actually gets enough rest on a regular basis. But if you want to be healthier, then getting enough deep quality sleep is very important. But how do we do this? Turn off your electronics and lights, turn down the temperature, and create a bedtime routine. It might take you a while to actually build up sleep, but the effects to your health -- mental, emotional, and physical -- will be well worth the trouble.
Be Intentional About Eating
Eating isn't all about some special diet. While you'll eventually want to pinpoint what foods work for you, you'll need to get in touch with your body first. How? Start by eating somewhere where you're not distracted. Eat slowly. Eat deliberately. Taking your time and paying attention when you're eating can give you a wealth of information. You'll be able to hear and feel how your body reacts to certain foods, which can make finding the perfect diet for you so much easier.
Good health is about all of the big things, but it's about the little things, too. Start small. The smaller you start, the easier it is to make the changes last. The easier it is to feel the difference in your body and mind. Use these tips to help you get moving in the right direction, and watch your health take a positive turn in no time at all.
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