Even if we are in great health, I believe everyone can benefit from reading tips to better out lives. Below, I have compiled seven of my favorites. These particular suggestions have delivered the most abundant results for me and I hope they serve you equally as well.
1. Fight the craving. If you’re like me, you have a vicious sweet tooth and often get an urge to splurge. The problem is the refined sugar, chemicals, and fat that is processed into many of the yummy treats we indulge in. What is my remedy? My solution is one spoonful of peanut butter. I prefer chunky, but smooth is perfectly fine. This protein and fiber-packed food is not only satisfying, but full of rich minerals to feed your body.
2. Take care of your teeth. More importantly than having a pretty smile (which is pretty important already), dental hygiene leads to better breath, strong and healthy teeth and even a lower risk of heart disease. According to the British Medical Journal, forgetting to brush your teeth daily can raise your risk to 70%! I would say those are some very good reasons to brush and floss twice a day.
3. Wash your hands. Without even realizing it sometimes, we touch filthy things laden with microscopic germs. To keep our immune systems healthy and avoid spreading diseases, you must wash your hands frequently. Two situations where you must wash your hands are immediately after using the restroom and handling raw animal products.
4. Get busy. Exercising is a fundamental tool to increase happiness, health, and self-esteem. Additionally, it improves memory and concentration as activity stimulates blood to flow to the brain. Although it is difficult to get motivated, aerobic activity strengthens our bodies and betters our mood.
5. Whole foods. An enormous portion of the food manufactured in the U.S. comes from processed foods. Processed foods are incredibly hard for your body to break down and are mostly stored as excess fat. To maintain a lean, healthy physique, eat whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, and whole grains. It is best to consume foods with a minimal number of ingredients. Try to eat as many foods with only one ingredient, which will be easily digested and used as an energy source Additionally, try to avoid foods with ingredients that you don’t know such as chemicals. If you can’t read it, don’t eat it!
6. Sunshine. One of the most important vitamins to absorb is Vitamin D, which your body can get from spending time in the son, from the foods you eat, and daily vitamins. Without exposure to Vitamin D, your body would not be able to produce calcium, which is also essential for your health and nutrition.
7. Be wary of what is online. With the incredible advancements of technology and the Internet, it is easy to find information. However, be careful what you choose to believe. Much of what is online is opinion or false information. Make sure you do the appropriate research to find out what is true and what is not.
Becca Eisenberg is a health and wellness consultant for a wellness clinic and Santa Ana chiropractor.