3 Ways to End the Day With Better Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
All too often, health advice focuses on one important part of the day: the morning. We're told to make our mornings great -- calm and soothing and productive. It will jump-start the day, we're told. It will get us moving in the right direction. While all of these are true, the morning isn't the only time of day when we should be focused on better health. In fact, it may be the end of the day that makes a huge impact on the way we feel. If you like the idea of winding down with better health, take a look at these three things you should be doing every night.
Any time you can let go of stress, you're going to feel better. Stress weighs us down. It depresses our mood and makes us feel overly fatigued. Make a habit of reducing stress at the end of each day. You can do this through exercise, nature walks, hot showers, a massage, or just some alone time with a good book. Do what works for you, and your health will likely improve from just this one tip.
If you struggle to go to sleep at night, you probably don't look forward to the end of the day. But this is something that you can correct. Something you can make better. Try setting up -- and following through with -- a bedtime routine. You'll come up with a series of activities, and then you'll do them in the same order at the same time every night. Maybe you read with a glass of tea, have a shower, set out your clothes for the next day, and then get in the bed without distractions. It doesn't matter what your routine looks like as long as it winds you down and sets you in the right mindset for better sleep and better health the next day.
An Empty Stomach
If you really want to improve your health, try ending the late night snacking. After dinner, don't eat anything at all. Let your stomach be empty for a few hours. This can lead to an improvement in digestion, weight loss, and more energy in the morning. It's a really simple way to improve health. Set a cutoff time for eating, and then fast for the remainder of the night.
While starting your day off on the right foot is definitely important, ending your night in the right frame of mind is important too. With a good set of habits at night, you can set yourself up for better health as a whole. Use these tips to get started, and you'll have healthier nights and a healthier life in no time at all.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colo.