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Health and Habits: Here's How to Take Control

By Virginia Laird

When it comes to your health, there are several things you can change to help improve it. Still, not every change will be simple. While the struggle can be worth it in the end, the battle can seem never ending. Health and wellness experts suggest that rather than jumping in and making a ton of changes right away, making small changes are best for your success. A few things these experts suggest you consider changing first, including:

  • Stop smoking now
  • Cut out sugar
  • Consider adding veggies to your diet

Stop Smoking Now

Smoking is an awful habit to have. Increasingly, there is research to suggest that smoking can lead to cancers as well as other health related illnesses. In this day and age in which there is so much research to suggest it is harmful, it is difficult to imagine that some still choose to begin smoking. If you are one who is ready to kick the habit, but you do not know how to do so, there are plenty of ways to get help. Checking with your local community leaders, as well as churches in the area, you may be able to locate a support group at little to no cost to help you cut the habit. There are also several over-the-counter products which can help you give your cigarette habit the boot. Start improving your health by getting rid of your cancer sticks today.

Cut Out Sugar

Health and wellness experts admit that cutting sugar from your diet can significantly improve your overall health and wellness. Research indicates that too much sugar can lead to illnesses, including diabetes. Another issue with consuming too much sugar is that sugar is addictive. Research suggests that sugar has proven to be one of the most addictive substances on the market. If you are looking to improve your overall health and wellness it may be wise to begin a path of cutting sugar from your diet.

Consider Adding Veggies to Your Diet

For many, eating plenty of vegetables can be quite the task. Most fuss that veggies don't offer enough flavor. However, health and wellness experts admit that vegetables offer a plethora of vitamins and minerals necessary to keep the body healthy. These same foods are also low in calories which makes them a healthy snack. These experts suggest that for those who want to improve their health, veggies are a must for the diet. If you are one who does not love to eat veggies, start slow. Begin by finding just one vegetable or a recipe for vegetables that you can enjoy. Start today adding vegetables to your diet and watch your health improve.

Today is the day to begin taking control of your health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.

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