3 Surprising Ways to Really Improve Your Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
There are so many people who really want to change their health. We all want to feel good in our bodies. We all want to have strength and longevity. But sometimes we just don't know what to do. We've heard the usual advice: work out, eat well, get better sleep. But what if we're doing all of that and still need a little boost? If you're ready to really transform your health -- both physical and mental -- take a look at these surprising tips that can make a big difference.
Get Rid of Some Clutter
Clutter creates stress. If your house has a lot of clutter, you probably don't even realize the stress that it's bringing into your life. It's not until the clutter is gone that you see the difference. Suddenly, everything feels a little lighter. You're not weighed down by stuff everywhere, and this creates an avenue for stress relief. It can be hard to get rid of clutter, but it's worth it. Just start slowly, get rid of one or two things at a time, and stay at it until the bulk of the clutter is out of your home and life.
Say No and Stay Home
Sometimes we tire ourselves out because we're constantly on the go. We never say no to anything. We say yes to extra hours to please our employers. We say yes to hanging out after work to please our friends. We say yes to a million things -- all for other people. But what about us? It's likely that the need to please others has caused a good amount of fatigue. And fatigue can wear down your overall health. Don't be afraid to say no to extra work, more obligations, and extra worries. Instead, go home and get some rest. Finding a little balance in your life may do wonders for your overall health and well-being -- and probably your happiness as well.
Take More Time Off
Too many people give all of their time to work. Even when they're allowed time off, they often skip it and stay at the office. Why? We need that time off -- for our physical and mental health. If you have some time off to take, take it! Use that time to reset and recharge. Use that time to unwind and get rid of stress. This is a crucial part of work-life balance and a crucial part of living a healthy life.
It's completely OK -- and probably even healthy! -- to want to change your health for the better. It might take work and dedication, but that effort will be worth it. Use these slightly surprising tips to get you moving in the right direction and to transform your health starting right now.
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