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The Fundamentals of Maintaining Your Health

By Sara Butler

When it comes to healthy living, there are all kinds of fads out there for you to try. If you find yourself jumping from one trendy health fad to the next, then it may be time for you to get back to the fundamentals of healthy living. Here are some tips that the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic think you should know to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Eat Real Food

It could be argued that every food is real food -- it's not imaginary, after all. But it's important to understand that the less processed the food you eat is, the better off your health and wellness will be.

Make sure to have a diet full of colorful vegetables and fruits, lean and high-quality proteins, and fiber-rich whole grains. Also include healthy fats such as those found in olives, nuts, avocados, and seeds. Cut out the ultra-processed foods and go for foods that are as straight from the earth as possible. Your health will benefit.

Drink Water

Chances are, you don't drink enough water. Not many people do. But considering the fact that your body is almost 70 percent water, you can understand why it's so important to your continued health and wellness.

Water plays a crucial role in the function of your organs, how your body transports nutrients, joint lubrication, tissue repair, brain function, metabolism, and temperature regulation. You simply need to make it a point to sip on water all day long. Get a reusable bottle and make it a point to drink water throughout the day, every day.

Sleep Well

Your body uses the time you're dreaming about forgetting pants on the day of a big presentation to recharge, rebuild, and repair. It's basically the time your body uses to recharge -- and that makes it very important.

Most people operate in a chronic state of sleep deprivation. If you're not getting the seven to eight hours of sleep per night that you should, then make it a priority to do so. Start going to bed around the same time every evening and get up in the morning around the same time too. This helps your body to get a schedule to make falling asleep and waking up much easier. And you'll feel better too.

Get Moving

Your body was designed to move, but it seems like the world is creating more of an environment that keeps you sitting still. Some studies have found that Americans spend more than 12 hours per day sitting and that's not great for your health. You should try to get up and get your body moving for at least 150 minutes each week. If you can exercise regularly, then you'll sleep better, improve brain function, and relieve stress.

Maintaining your health is important!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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