Tuesday, September 11, 2012

5 Ways to Live Healthier for the Normal Person

Since it's been a while since I've posted anything about health, I thought that I would give you my top five tips for better health. Most people assume that being healthy means you have to eat organically all the time or go to the gym every single morning at 5am. While both of those are great, we don't all have the time or money to be able to do these things. Here are my tips for the "normal" person.

1) Drink 8 glasses of water a day. Water cleanses our body on a daily basis. 75% of North Americans are chronically dehydrated which can cause a myriad of health problems. If you tend to get headaches, drink more water - you might just be dehydrated!

Water can be art

2) Get 6-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. And no, potato chips and popcorn do not count. A serving is typically 1/2 cup, so your large salad that you had at lunch is a good start towards getting there!

3) Go to sleep at a reasonable hour. By reasonable, I mean before 11pm. Yes, it may seem like you get more things done at night but you're actually damaging your immune system by staying up so late, so make sure you catch your zzzzz's.


4) Get some form of exercise every day. Sitting on your butt actually accelerates quite a few diseases including heart disease and some cancers. Running around outside with your kids counts, as does gardening or going for a 30 minute walk.

5) Take time every day to be thankful for a few things. Thankfulness is actually very good for controlling stress. When we focus on the things we're thankful for, we stop worrying about the things in our lives that we can't control. It also makes you a much happier person!

Family outing

So what do you think? 
Do you agree with my list or have some other great tips to add in there? 
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1 comment:

  1. Although I should know these, it's always nice to get a refresher on ways to live healthier. Thanks!


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