Staying healthy is a key component to living a long and happy life. There are many aspects to both mental and physical health that can make it hard to maintain. You can improve your health in many ways, but it can be overwhelming to attempt all of these changes at one time. The best way to improve your health is by making small changes that you stick with. Over time, you can add new changes and build upon the old ones. By focusing on one or two areas at time, you can gradually improve your health. The following are 4 simple steps to improve your health:
Get Enough Sleep
It is recommended that we get 7- 8 hours of sleep each day. Sleep plays an important role in good health and well-being throughout your life. During sleep, most of the body’s systems are in an anabolic state, helping to restore the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems; these are vital processes that maintain temperament, memory, and mental performance. Sleeps is thus important for overall health. If you are in good health, it eliminates a lot of worry and stress thus allowing you to be in a better mood and happier state of mind.
Meditate on Your Blessings
Take some time to say a prayer and give thanks for what you have. Try to focus on all the positive aspects of your life. Living in a world where there are negative occurrences each day, we can sometimes forget to give thanks. My favorite quote about being positive keeps me motivated. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results”. Willie Nelson
Consume More Healthy Foods
Making a simple dietary change by adding more fruits, vegetables and healthy fats to your diet can have a great impact on the improvement of your health. Taking care of our bodies should be a main propriety, after all we only have one. Our diet can have a significant impact on our health and wellness. Try to avoid sodas and have a fruit shake instead. You can try exchanging a salty snack for a vegetable salad. Always remember to drink water as this will help your vital organs to function better.
Exercise is very key to our health. Exercise does not only improve our physical appearance but helps greatly with our internal health. Exercise can prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts energy and in the long run reduce stress. You do not need to have a Gym membership to exercise, it can be as simple as taking a 15 minute walk in your neighborhood or watching a YouTube video for beginner’s and follow the simple steps.
In Conclusion remember “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” – Charles R. Swindoll. Sleep, eat healthy, exercise and be thankful for your blessings.