Clean Your House and Your Body!
By Donna Stark
Spring is here and many of us are in the throes of our annual cleaning spree. From the top of our homes to the bottom of our basements, we are spending the weekends clearing the cobwebs, scrubbing the walls, and throwing out the clutter! And although it is an exhausting task to accomplish, cleaning at this level can be very rewarding, can't it? After all, a clean, organized, and clutter-free home sounds like heaven to most of us! So, doesn't it make sense that we should try to clean up our overall health and wellness too? Imagine what it would be like to have a spruced-up body matching your spruced-up home. Life couldn't get any better! And it couldn't be any easier to start. Here are two areas to focus on.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that over-the-counter vitamins and supplements can take the place of a healthy diet. Whole, natural foods are the way to go if you want to increase your nutritional intake and improve your overall health and wellness. Make sure your meals are filled with nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, try to eat more fatty fish, and choose whole grains over refined ones. It's also extremely important to drink the recommended amount of water every day too! Take a look at the simple tips below to get started.
- Track your food consumption in a journal or app
- Decrease the amount of processed food you buy
- Cook at home more often
- Carry a water bottle and keep it filled
- Start your mornings with a healthy breakfast
- Pack your lunches
You already know that exercise can improve your physical appearance, but it's more important to know that it can improve your overall health too! Daily exercise of 30 minutes or more can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, alleviate joint pain, strengthen bones, decrease stress, regulate moods, and increase connections with others. Basically, it is your one-stop-shop for optimal well-being! Follow these tips to achieve the goals you are striving for.
- Know your physical abilities and limitations
- Start and progress slowly
- Listen to your body
- Ask a personal trainer for help if needed
- Choose activities you will find enjoyment with
Clean up Your Lifestyle
So, what do you think? Are you committed to adding some extra cleaning to your to-do list? With a cleaner lifestyle and body, you can look forward to a comfortable home and better health down the road, and there is nothing more rewarding than that!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Happy Valley, Ore.