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3 Healthy Habits You Need Now

By Virginia Laird

Throughout the summertime, there are many instances where you may find yourself off schedule, eating whatever sounds good at the time, and participating in a wide variety of other things which may pull you further from a healthy lifestyle. Health and wellness experts admit that finding a few healthy habits to make a part of your routine can be enough to help improve your health while enjoying the summertime lifestyle. Research suggests that healthy habits can prove to be more successful than dieting when trying to change your health. Dieting can require you to give up too much of what you enjoy, causing you to quit before you ever get started. For this reason, healthy habits are best. A few habits to consider, as recommended by the experts, include:

  • Go to bed 
  • Follow a well-balanced diet 
  • Reduce your sugar consumption

Go to Bed

For many, summertime is a time to forego all aspects of a regular routine, including a bedtime. However, there is research to suggest that going to bed at a reasonable time can help you stay healthy. It is advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Making sure you get enough rest is imperative to maintaining good overall wellness. Begin today giving yourself a bedtime that allows you plenty of sleep so that you can maintain your healthiest lifestyle possible.   

Follow a Well-Balanced Diet

Choosing to eat a variety of healthy foods can help promote and improve your health. Health and wellness experts admit that a well-balanced diet is best. This includes plenty of fruits and veggies, along with lean protein. Another aspect of a healthy, well-balanced diet is limiting breads and pasta. For those serious about improving their health, now is the best time to begin making healthy changes to your diet. These changes can be made slowly, rather than cold-turkey. For many, slow and steady change is best.  

Reduce Your Sugar Consumption

Improving overall health can be as simple as making one change to your diet. Health and wellness experts say reducing (or eliminating) your consumption of sugar is healthy. This can prove to be a challenge, especially for those who are driven by a strong sweet tooth. Still, cutting back on sugar consumption can encourage weight loss, as well as provide a host of other benefits. Start today by taking notes on your sugar consumption and begin determining where you can cut back. Begin making this change right away.  

Consider adding a few of these healthy habits to your lifestyle as soon as possible. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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