Top Five Things to Do Today to Improve Your Health

Getting healthy doesn’t need to be rocket science and it also doesn’t need to cost you money, infact it can save you money.  Follow these general guidelines for better health today.

Move Your Body – Moving your body can be done in a variety of ways.  Take up a sport, dance, utilize a gym, or even forget the gym completely and adopt an active living lifestyle.  Active living involves integrating physical activity into your daily life.  Walk to work, bike to the grocery store use any form of human powered transportation to get from A to B.    

Make Healthy Food Choices – Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.  Stick to those three simple guidelines and you’ll be on the right track. 

Get Plenty of Sleep – Sleep eight hours every night.  If you get less than eight hours of sleep a night, you are operating impaired; your alertness, productivity and creativity, and general health are all affected. Between the seventh and eighth hour is when we get almost an hour of REM sleep, the time when the mind repairs itself.  If you’re a six-hour sleeper, you’re missing that last, important opportunity to repair and to prepare for the coming day.

Steer Clear of Tobacco – Nothing chops years off your life faster than smoking.  While the risks of smoking have been well publicized, an unbelievable 20% of adults still smoke.  While smoking will take years off your life, it can also make many of the years that you do have rather miserable.  The good news is that even if you smoke now, quitting will give you tremendous benefits.

Play – Do something fun EVERYDAY, preferably with people you like.  

Life is ultimately about BALANCE, not perfection, so don’t be discouraged with failure.  Simply get back on the horse.

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