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3 Things You Should Avoid for Better Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

When it comes to good health, we all know there are a few things that we need to include in our lives and a few things that we need to avoid. Most of these things are obvious. We need to include good food and exercise while avoiding junk food and inactivity. But if you want the very best health, there may be a few things you're forgetting. A few things that you surround yourself with on a regular basis -- and they're ruining your health. To get yourself moving toward better health today, take a look at these three surprising things you should start avoiding today.

Negative People

Negativity is not good for our brains, our bodies, or our lives in general. Unfortunately, some people radiate negativity. Everything they think or talk about has a negative spin. While it's OK to be around these people on occasion, constantly hanging out with negative people only pulls us down. Before long, we'll also be thinking negative thoughts. We'll also fail to see the bright side of situations. And when we feel negative regularly, it literally drags down our health. If you're surrounded by negative people, you need to cut back on their presence if you really want to live your healthiest life.

Excessive Stress

Stress is going to happen. We can't avoid all stress forever. But when stress becomes excessive, it drags down our overall health. So what can we do to lower our stress levels? One thing that really helps is to get organized. When our lives are organized, it cuts down on the chaos which then cuts down on stress. We can also include a wind-down routine to the end of our day. We can say no to extra work and activities. We can take charge of our lives! If you really want to lower your stress, make these changes to watch the stress leave and your health improve.

Extra Hours at Work

Are you working yourself to death? In America, working too much is incredibly common. We simply can't leave well enough alone. We think we have to work, work, work all the time in order to get ahead. And while work is definitely important, we also have to be able to leave work at work. We have to force ourselves to have downtime. We have to relax and enjoy a bit of life. If we don't, we'll do a lot of harm to our overall health and feel negative about life more often than not. Go home, get healthy, and find a little balance moving forward.

Good health isn't just about eating the perfect foods or finding the perfect exercise. It's about healthy habits in every aspect of our lives. Use these slightly unconventional tips to take back your health and your life starting now and lasting into the future. 

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

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