Do you want to learn how to improve your health? The answers to this question may not be the quick-fix-based answer you were hoping for, and there is a reason for that. If you want to improve your health, there are always these 3 fundamental things you need to focus on:
The things you put in your body on a day-to-day basis will determine if you are healthy or not. You can’t expect to be healthy if you don’t eat healthy foods, even if you work out every day.
If you're not aware of what you eat, one thing you can do is to keep track on what you put into your body. For 7 days, carry with you a pen and paper and write down EVERYTHING you put into your body, including what you drink. The key is to write it down the second you decide eat or drink it. This will both help you to stop eating certain things because the process of taking out the pen and paper, and give you the big picture of what you actually eat and drink. What you will find out may shock you and make you realize that you need to eat healthier.
You could also try a new nutritional plan like the Paleo diet or a juice fast as seen in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Remember to always talk to your doctor before making any radical changes in your diet.
You absolutely have to work out and move your body on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter if you walk, run or lift weights at a gym.
Most people work at a job that keeps them sitting down in front of a computer all day long. And when they get home, they sit down in their couch in-front of their TV for 6 more hours. We are not used to sit down and be physical inactive, we are used to be physically active. Our ancestors where either hunters or gatherers and later farmers, which made them all physically active. It you think about ut, it’s only in the last couple of hundred years we have gone from working with our bodies to working with our hands (in front of a computer).
When you work out, you will not only become and feel healthier, you will also burn fat, and who doesn’t want that?
Sleep also has a direct impact on your physical and mental health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a short sleep duration can be linked with things like diabetes, heart problems, obesity and depression. Adults often need about 7 to nine 9 hours of sleep, but may vary from person to person and due to lifestyle and health.
To determine how much sleep you need, you have to look at how your own lifestyle, such as work schedules and stress, affect the quality and quantity of your sleep. Oftentimes, we know how many hours of sleep our body needs to function properly.
You won’t improve your health by simple knowing how to improve it, you actually have to do something with what you have learned. So take a small steps toward a healthier life starting today.
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