Maintaining Your Health Sweat-Free
By Donna Stark
You know that daily exercise is a key part of your overall wellness but that doesn't mean it's the only way to improve your health. There are plenty of other things you can do that will help stave off serious medical conditions, increase your energy, and benefit both your body and mind. And guess what? None of them require you to break out into a sweat. So put the gym clothes down for a minute, take a look at a few of them below, and try to incorporate as many as you can into your daily lifestyle.
Grow Your Own Food
Planting a garden and growing some of the food you consume is one of the healthiest things you can do. It's a great way to increase the amount of nutrition in your diet, lower your stress levels, and save money on your grocery bills. It's also the perfect way to control the environment in which your food grows so you don't have to worry about any unknown chemicals or pesticides being used.
Get Your Sleep
"I will sleep when I am dead." Have you ever uttered those words? For some, sleeping may be a sign of laziness, but that couldn't be further from the truth! Getting the recommended amount of sleep each night is essential for your health as that is the time that your body rests, recovers, and restores. In fact, your entire immune system and future health are counting on it! So get to bed and enjoy that time of rest.
Drink Your Water
Drinking the recommended amount of water is crucial to staying healthy! The function of your heart, brain, joints, muscles, and skin count on it, so be sure to stay hydrated throughout the day!
Choose Safe Cleaning Products
Have you checked the list of ingredients on your household cleaning products? You may want to because you could inadvertently be introducing unnecessary chemicals into your home and to your loved ones (including your pets). Your best bet is to opt for homemade or natural solutions that include items such as vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda.
Clean Your Air
If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you may also want to consider "cleaning" the air you breathe at home to reduce your symptoms. You can do this by adding certain plants around your house, investing in portable air purifiers, and replacing your home's air filters regularly.
Maintaining your overall health and wellness takes a lot of work and effort, but fortunately, it doesn't always require a lot of sweat! There are plenty of other ways you can improve the quality of your life too. You just need to look for them.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Temecula, Calif.