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4 Habits that Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

By Virginia Laird

There are many ways a person may try to improve his or her health. Some people may try fad diets that can cost big bucks and require a monthly fee or autoship. Others may try a plethora of supplements or exercise routines (some even to the point of overdoing it). Getting healthy does not need to be this complicated. Relax, apply the basic knowledge of health and wellness gained in grade school to create healthy habits and watch your health improve. These habits can include:

  • Make breakfast part of your morning routine
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Exercise daily
  • Get enough sleep

Make Breakfast Part of Your Morning Routine

Breakfast is the what fuels the body and gets it working in the mornings. Without breakfast a person may find it more difficult to accomplish tasks and may be noticeably more sluggish. Breakfast does not need to be a three-course meal, something simple will suffice.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is the most important thing a person can drink. While many people choose soda or juice for the taste, water is what keeps the functions of the body working. When a person is dehydrated, the body can slowly shut down. For those who struggle to drink enough water, find a cup or water bottle that can be carried throughout the day, serving as a reminder to drink.

Exercise Daily

To become more healthy, it is important to make time to exercise. This does not mean an intense workout must be attained each day. A brisk walk or even a light jog or bike ride can help get the metabolism flowing. Research suggests that 20 to 30 minutes of light cardio activity daily can help improve a person’s health.

Get Enough Sleep

Although getting enough sleep can be easier said than done, it is vital to a person's health. It is during sleep that the body repairs and rejuvenates itself. Research suggests adults should get no less than six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.

If you are trying to improve your health, begin with baby steps. Trying to add too many routines all at once can be a recipe for failure. Rather, select just one or two; once you have mastered them, add another. Before too  long, you will notice the improvement in your health. Good luck!

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

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