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5 Health Improvement Changes that Cost Nothing

By Virginia Laird

While many who try to improve their health sign up for fad diets and expensive gym memberships, it is not necessary. There are plenty of things a person can do to improve their health without ever having to spend a dime. These simple changes will not require any contract or monthly fees, they include:

  • Sleep - Make sure to get plenty
  • Water - Drink at least the recommended amount
  • Meals - Make a meal plan and stick to it
  • Outdoors - Get outside and enjoy nature
  • Exercise - Make time to do something daily

In order to improve health, a person must be motivated, determined, and be willing to commit a small amount of time to work toward the change. All of the items listed are certain to provide change that can be noticed within a short time.


Getting enough sleep each night is vital. It is suggested that adults should get a minimum of six hours of sleep each night. As people sleep, the body is allowed to repair itself and build strength for the next day. Without such rest, the immune system can be compromised, causing unwanted illness.


Water is important in staying hydrated. It also is important for maintaining the various functions of the body. Being adequately hydrated can help prevent illness.


Making a meal plan can help a person select healthier food. When a person waits until the last minute to decide what to eat, it can lead to fast food and junk food. When a plan is nonexistent, a person may wait until he or she is starving to find food, causing overeating. This is just another downside to having no meal plan in place.


Getting outside and enjoying nature can be a stress relief and offer a boost to the immune system. Vitamin D is a necessary nutrient the body needs that can be provided by enjoying a little sunshine.


While going to the gym can be a great plan, it is not needed. To get started on exercise, begin by setting just a few minutes aside every day to walk, jog, or go for a bike ride. Working out is great for getting the blood flowing as well as clearing the mind. Another benefit to exercise is the energy that many have post workout.

Remember, change takes time. Set a few goals to help you recognize small victories along the way. Good luck and have fun while improving your health.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Baton  Rouge, La.

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