Four Super Easy Things You Can Do to Improve Your Health No Matter How Busy You Are
Every single one of us can do more to improve our health. That might mean scheduling an appointment with your doctor and discussing a medication you can take to enhance your relationship, making a goal to run a marathon, or starting a new weight loss diet.
The trouble is, so many of the things we can do to improve our health take so much time! That’s why so many people give up before they even start.
The good news is that improving your health doesn’t have to be hard. The four things on this list are so easy you can do them no matter how busy you are.
Eat More Plants
There are so many diets to choose from, and each and every one of them is difficult to follow because they keep you from the foods you love. If you’re looking for a quick way to overhaul your diet, just make it a point to eat more plants.
Plant-based diets are better for your health overall. Whenever you can choose a vegetable or fruit over another kind of food, do it and your health will be greatly improved.
Go to Bed Earlier
Sleep is a real problem. Most of us stay up too late and get up too early. That can leave us feeling sluggish and groggy, not to mention, prolonged sleep deprivation can negatively affect your health.
Plan to go to bed a little earlier tonight. Even just 15 minutes is better than nothing. If you do, you’ll enjoy benefits like:
- You’ll find it easier to maintain a healthy weight
- You can boost your immune system
- You can lower your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and stroke
- You can increase your ability to solve complex problems, boosting work performance
Exercise is important, but it’s a hard thing to commit to, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle. Hit the gym if you can, but if you can’t, at least plan to move more, even if it technically isn’t exercise.
If you don’t use your muscles, you’ll lose the ability to use them over time. Do a few stretches while you check your email or walk backwards to the bathroom to use a few different muscles. It will keep you from developing things like frozen shoulder syndrome when you’re older.
Turn off Your Phone
You may think checking your email on your phone allows you to relieve anxiety, but the opposite is actually true.
Three out of five people spend more of their free time on a digital device than they do with their significant other and it regularly interrupts important daily activities like conversations with family members and mealtime. Not to mention, all that screen time can interrupt your sleep. Turning off your phone is one of the best things you can do for your mental health.
No matter how busy you are, your health deserves your attention. With these tips, you can take baby steps instead of committing to huge leaps when it comes to supporting your mental and physical health.