It is the New Year, which means it is time to get serious and get committed to wellness. Here are tips to help you in maintaining your optimal health.
1. Eat more greens.
Most people don’t eat enough vegetables, but strive to get 6 to 10 servings of vegetables and fruits everyday. If it is hard for you to munch on carrot sticks everyday, you can choose to juice your vegetables or put them in a blender and make a smoothie.
You can add “green” powders with vegetable grasses, spirulina, chlorella, and any other protein sources, such as almond milk. Try to include a salad at lunchtime or at least fresh vegetables. Dinner can incorporate vegetables that help promote health like broccoli, brussel sprouts, or cauliflower. Spices are important to add to your diet as well. Turmeric, cumin, sage, ginger, garlic, and hot peppers all have medical benefits. Reduce and limit alcohol and caffeine.
2. Sweat more
In America we often sit for long periods of time, whether at work in conferences or at home on the couch. It is important to make fitness a priority. It will help you feel better.
You don’t have to join a gym to be healthy. You can download fitness videos from the Internet or go for a nature walk. Do activities that you love. They will be more enjoyable. Stand as much as possible. If you work at a desk you can stand up every hour and stretch your legs.
3. Sleep more
Most people who have high stress don’t get enough sleep. You should be getting 7-8 hours a night for proper health. Try going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. This could help reset your sleep patterns.
4. Brush your teeth
The average American does not brush their teeth everyday. But dentists recommend brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day. Ideally, brush your teeth after ever meal. When you brush your teeth often, you have better oral health care habits.
For more health advice visit TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in Banks, OR. Shannon Kaiser is a health writer.