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Looking to Improve Your Health? Try This

By Virginia Laird

Improving your health can be as simple as committing to making a few simple changes to your daily routine and habits. Some begin to make changes due to a doctor's recommendation, others simply want to better their health and keep it on track. Health and wellness experts advise that while making changes can be difficult, when it comes to your health these changes are worth the struggle. A few simple tips to consider following include:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Give up sugar
  • Watch your carb consumption

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is imperative to maintaining good health. Drinking plenty of water helps keep you properly hydrated, which promotes proper function of the body. Water helps flush out harmful toxins from the body which enter through a variety of ways. It also helps keep the bowels moving in an orderly fashion. While many prefer soda and juice over water, there can be harmful consequences to choosing this. It is advised that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces each day to maintain proper hydration.

Give Up Sugar

Like millions across the nation, I love all things chocolate. While there is some research that suggests that dark chocolate can be healthy for the heart, consuming too much sugar can be detrimental to health. If you are like me, limiting your consumption may prove to be much more difficult than simply cutting it out altogether. Giving up sugar can help you manage your blood sugar, waistline, and much more. If you are trying to improve your health, you may want to begin slowly reducing the amount of sugar you consume until you have kicked the habit totally.

Watch Your Carb Consumption

For all the carb lovers, limiting your consumption can be a battle bigger than you want to handle. For me, simply the smell of fresh baked bread seems to add inches to my waist. Seriously, who can walk away from that refreshing scent. Nonetheless, carbs can be harsh on the body. These foods are converted in the body to sugar, and you already know too of this can be brutal. These carbs are also stored in the body causing weight gain. If you are like me and find it difficult to limit your consumption, it may be best to avoid them from time to time.

Now you are ready to make the commitment and begin leading a healthier life today. There has never been a better time to put our health first.

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

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