Inching Toward Better Health: Tiny Habits That Matter
By Genevieve Cunningham
Attaining better health isn't about spending the most money or getting the best doctors. While good health does sometimes cost money, there are things we can do on a personal level to improve our chances of staying well. Things that aren't necessarily grand in scale, but that make significant impacts on our health. If you would like to slowly climb toward better health -- in tiny increments at a time -- take a look at these little tips that can bring a big difference in your life.
Your Inner Voice
Hearing (and actually listening to) your inner voice is not an easy task. We're so used to talking to ourselves -- we don't hear the thoughts rolling around in our heads. But even if we aren't consciously listening, we're hearing them. If our thoughts are negative and full of self-doubt, then we're going to feel negative about life. If you want better health, one of the first habits you should make is one of positive self-talk. Tell yourself good things about yourself. Tell yourself how grateful you are for things in your life. The more positive your inner voice, the better you're going to feel, and the more likely you are to keep your health in check.
Posture is something that just seems to happen naturally. We don't think about standing up straight if we have good posture, nor do we think about slouching if we have poor posture. It just happens. But maybe we should give it some direct thought. Poor posture can lead to physical problems such as pain and headaches, and it can also lead to mental ailments such as low self-esteem. Ask a doctor or do an online search for tips on improving posture, and you might improve both physical and mental well-being along with it.
Your Water Consumption
Water is life. If you're not drinking the appropriate amount of water you're doing it wrong. Dehydration is serious. It can lead to minor problems such as dry skin and brain fog, as well as more serious issues such as muscle deterioration and death. If you want better health, drink more water. It really is that simple! Make sure H2O is a regular part of your life, and your health will absolutely take note and improve.
You don't have to think about or make massive changes to see results. It's all about the little things. It's about consistency. Use these tips to make small but powerful improvements to your health, and you'll be feeling better in your own skin in no time at all.
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