3 Surprising Ways to Boost Health Now
By Genevieve Cunningham
We live in a world of instant gratification. When we want something to watch, we turn on the TV and browse through thousands of new shows and movies.When we want something to eat, there’s someone both willing and able to deliver it to our door. When we want something, we want it now. Unfortunately when it comes to health, instant gratification isn’t usually a thing. In order to lose weight, you have to work long and hard. In order to gain muscle, you have to lift weights for months. It’s hard work! And in our quick and easy world, this can be a demotivator. Fortunately, if you’re simply looking to boost your health in a quick and easy way, you still have options. If you need some simple ways to boost your health right now to get you moving in the right direction, take a look at these tips.
Watch Less TV
We all love to binge a good show from time to time, but the harsh truth is that most of us watch way too much TV, and it’s truly harming our health! If you want to see an improvement in health -- both mentally and physically -- just cut back on your TV time. Doing so will likely cause you to move your body more, ease eye strain, and reduce the number of headaches that you experience. It might be a tough habit to break, but cutting back can make a big difference in your long-term well-being.
Start a Sleep Ritual
Getting enough sleep is hard. It’s really hard. But many have found that incorporating a sleep ritual into their daily life can really help. What is a sleep ritual? It’s a series of things that you do each night in a small window of time. You might shower, get dressed for bed, read, and have hot tea -- all in the hour leading up to bed. As you practice these same habits over and over, your body and mind will get used to the ritual, and will begin the winding down process to hopefully allow you to fall asleep more easily at the end.
Cut Negative People from Daily Life
This one can be really tough, but negative people suck the life out of you. If you’re feeling especially drained or exhausted, check for negativity in your life. Are you always around people who are complaining? Are you always complaining? Are you saying negative things about your work or family or life in general? If so, cut the negativity out. If you have to end friendships, do it. Or at the very least, cut back the time spent with these people. It will be a difficult adjustment and will change your relationship dynamics, but it will be so worth it when your energy comes back and your life makes a positive turn.
Most of the time, improving your health takes time and effort. And it’s time and effort that is absolutely worth it. But it’s also possible to quickly boost your health to help you find your motivation. Use these tips to help you feel better now, and incorporate them into your long-term wellness plan for a healthier future as well.
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