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3 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

By Virginia Laird

It seems as though improving and maintaining health and wellness is a lifelong battle for millions. Each year many set out with a plan to maintain (or improve) their health. Often these plans are based on some drastic measures. However, most of the time simple changes can suffice. Health and wellness experts often suggest that staying healthy is about establishing healthy habits. While there are plenty of habits to consider including as part of your lifestyle, there are a few which stand out as must-do's, including:

  • Make sure to get plenty of sleep
  • Always eat breakfast
  • Make time to workout daily

Make Sure to Get Plenty of Sleep

There is much research which supports the idea that getting enough sleep can benefit your health. For starters, sleep is closely linked to a properly functioning immune system. Another reason you may want to start making sleep a priority is that it can help the metabolism to function properly. More importantly, getting enough sleep can support good mental health. Experts suggest that the average adult should strive to get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Although it is wise to know that many require much more than this. Start today making sleep a priority.

Always Eat Breakfast

Breakfast has long been hailed the most important meal of the day. Research suggests that starting each day with a well-balanced breakfast can fuel the body which provides energy. It is also suggested that eating breakfast can get the brain functioning and increase your ability to focus. It is important to note that a well-balanced breakfast include fruits, veggies, and some protein. Although donuts and cinnamon rolls are a popular choice for breakfast, these are not balanced and should only be used for breakfast in the most rarest case. 

Make Time to Workout Daily

Making time to exercise each and everyday is an important part of maintaining good overall health and wellness. Fitness professionals suggest that getting at least 20 minutes of exercise daily can be enough to keep the metabolism properly functioning while burning a few calories. While a high impact workout can prove to offer the most benefits, it is not what is best for everyone. Check with your local gym to find a workout routine you can enjoy. 

Now is the time to begin making your health and wellness a top priority. Consider taking this advice from the professionals and start making these habits a part of your daily routine. You will be glad you did!

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

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