Happiness Health

40 Simple Ways To Stay Healthy

It's easy to become busy and forget about the little things that make a healthy life. We've made a master list of simple ways to stay healthier. Enjoy...

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1. Stretch

Stretching can reduce muscle tension, increase range of motion and blood flow to various parts of the body, and enhance muscular coordination.

2. Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen will shield you from harmful UV rays, premature aging, and can lower the risk of skin cancer. Too much sunscreen can stop the sun’s rays from creating vitamin D, so try not to apply too much.

3. Drink Plenty Of Water

Be sure to drink water throughout the day. It promotes weight loss, relieves fatigue, flushes out toxins, and increases energy.

4. Eat More Fiber

Fiber in the diet normalizes bowel movements, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in achieving weight loss, and helps controls blood sugar levels.

5. Be Happy

Happiness protects your heart, strengthens your immune system, and combats stress. Happy people tend to live longer too!

6. Plan Your Meals

Planning your meals can help you save money and add variety to your diet. Knowing what you’re having for your next meal might make you less likely to cheat when trying to lose weight.

7. Sleep 8 Hours

Getting 8 hours of quality sleep can decrease your risk for health conditions, help you manage your hunger levels, and maintain your immune system. Plus, a good nights rest is better for your brain.

8. Eat More Garlic

Garlic can help purify the blood, provide relief from cold and flu, and help prevent certain types of cancer.

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9. Do Cardio

Our bodies are made to move, so if you have a sedentary job be sure to get in your exercise. Cardio can promote weight loss, a stronger heart and lungs, increased bone density, and reduce stress.

10. Don’t Drink Sodas

Sodas are full of artificial sweeteners, caffeine, fructose, phosphoric acid, and sugar! They lack essential nutrients and are bad for your health.

11. Drink Less Alcohol

Alcohol has both short- and long-term effects. Short-term effects consist of upset stomach, headaches, decreased coordination, and more. Long-term effects consist of nerve damage, sexual problems, liver disease, ulcers, gastritis, malnutrition, and more.

12. Eat Vegetables

Eating a diet rich in vegetables may reduce the risk for stroke, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

13. Lift Weights

Weight lifting can decrease body fat, reduce the risk of injury, decrease the risk of osteoporosis, and enhance mood.

14. Read Health Blogs

Reading a Health Blog, such as Chief Health, will give you the information you need to live a long, healthy life.

15. Brush Your Teeth (Floss too)

Taking proper care of your teeth can prevent gum disease and reduce your risk of tooth loss. A healthy mouth can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and more. Plus, a clean mouth keeps you kissable.

16. Moisturize

Moisturizer can help prevent and treat dry skin, improve tone and texture, and reduce some acne.

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SEE ALSO: 10 Little Changes For A Healthy Heart

17. Drink Green Tea (or Coffee)

Drinking green tea and coffee can improve brain function and make you smarter, decrease the risk for certain types of cancer, and increase fat burn and physical performance.

18. Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands is one of your first defenses against getting sick. It’s easy and one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.

19. Take The Stairs

The beauty of taking the stairs is you get a little bit of exercise without any special equipment. Taking the stairs can burn few extra calories and slightly increase blood pressure.

20. Cut Down On Portion Sizes

You’re probably putting more food on your plate than you need. Practicing portion control can help you learn to be satisfied eating less food.

SEE ALSO: 50 Quick Healthy Snacks

21. Cut Out Bread

We tend to go overboard on bread and other highly refined grains. However, the more you eat bread, the more you want.

22. Get Your Protein

High-protein foods can decrease hunger and calorie intake, improve muscle development, and lead to better brain function and bone density.

23. Eat Fish

Fish is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It is packed with protein, vitamin D, and Omega-3s. It can lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke, protect the brain, and may treat depression and attention deficit disorder (ADD).

24. Quit Smoking

Smoking can increase your risk for atherosclerosis, aneurysms, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and stroke. Time to quit!

25. Drink Red Wine (or Eat Dark Chocolate)

Red wine in moderation can be good for you heart. One five-ounce glass can prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce bad cholesterol, and prevent blood clots. Dark chocolate contains flavanols that can lower blood pressure. However, not all dark chocolate was created equal. Grab a bar that has a cocoa (or cacao) percentage greater than 70.

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SEE ALSO: 9 Tips To Boost Your Energy

26. Walk

Walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent various health conditions, strengthen your bones and muscles, and improve your mood. Hit the trails and get some fresh air for greater mood-boosting benefits.

27. Get A Health App

Using health and fitness apps can help you keep track of your progress, offer free workout ideas, set achievable fitness goals, and monitor your daily diet.

28. Listen To Music

Music can relieve anxiety, put you in a better mood, motivate you through a workout, and increase performance.

29. Get Some Sun

The sun is a great source of vitamin D, and it offers numerous health benefits. It supports a good immune system, prevents certain types of cancer, and lowers cholesterol.

30. Read

Studies have found that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of degenerative brain diseases. They may also reduce stress, increase knowledge, improve memory, and expand your vocabulary.

31. Get A Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer can mean better results faster. With their knowledge, you can lose weight properly while gaining muscle and overcoming plateaus you might have on your own.

32. Take Some “Me” Time

Me” time should be a priority in your life. Me” time can make you a better parent or spouse by giving you greater patience and a more positive attitude.

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SEE ALSO: 13 Best Habits TO Have In Life

33. Cut Back On Sugar

Cutting back on sugar can improve your skin healthy, give you more natural energy, decrease belly fat, and lower your risk of obesity.

34. Eat A Cup Of Fruit

Fruit is an instant energy supplier that won’t cause a huge crash. They also supply a wonderful amount of vitamins and can fight off diseases.

35. Consume Less Salt

Consuming excess amount of salt can lead to high blood pressure, strokes, and heart disease.

36. Do Yoga

Participating in a yoga class or doing some it at home can increase flexibility, muscle strength, respiration, energy, and vitality.

37. Eat A Balanced Diet

A balanced diet can protect the body against certain types of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, CVD, certain cancers, and skeletal conditions. Healthy eating a good opportunity to enrich life.

38. Laugh

Laughing and smiling releases feel-good chemicals in your brain that fight depression and elevate mood.

39. Eat Some Nuts (or Seeds)

Nuts are nutritional powerhouses offering unsaturated fats, omega-3s, fiber, vitamin E, plant sterols, and L-arginine.

40. Take Some Vitamins

Vitamins can help you recover from illness, improve cognitive functioning, improve energy, and aid prenatal health.


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