5 Steps to Being Healthier
Do you want a healthier lifestyle? I want to live a healthier lifestyle. And there are a lot of ways to do that. The following tips are not only going to include some of the methods you have heard countless times, like diet and exercise, but also incorporating some natural health remedies into your life.
Follow a Healthy Diet
This might not be what you wanted to hear, but your diet is a big part of being healthy, whether you are losing weight or not. Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, you should always focus on proper nutrition. It is good for overall health, and even helps with things like your digestion, reducing headaches and migraines, and avoiding more serious diseases later in life. Focus on a well balanced meal every time you eat with enough protein, carbs, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Avoid overly processed foods!
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Get Your Body Moving
But diet changes alone are not enough. Exercise does not have to be hitting the gym for 3 hours every day, but you should definitely keep your body moving. Every day, try to get up and get some type of exercise. On busy days, take your afternoon break outside where you walk around a bit, or go for a hike over the weekend to really get your blood pumping. Take your dogs on an extra walk in the evening, or ride bikes with your kids or grandkids. There are a lot of ways to get more exercise without trying very hard.
Drink Lots of Water
Drinking more water is crucial if you want to be a healthier person. You should try to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day, more if your doctor recommends it based on your needs or your weight. If you sweat a lot during the day, you should be drinking more water to replenish those fluids. Try to choose a fun cup or bottle as this can encourage you to drink more water. You might also want to try fruit-infused water.
You may be missing vitamin D, which you can get from the sunshine. If you spend most of your time indoors, it might be hard for you to force yourself outside for those natural rays. However, if you are adding in exercise to your daily activities, this makes it a lot easier.
Incorporate Coconut Oil Into Your Life
Coconut oil is one of the best natural remedies for health in general, helping for so many different things. This is why it is at the top of the list. Try to incorporate more of it into your life, from adding it to your diet, to rubbing it on your skin or using it on your hair and nails. Coconut oil is natural, but you do want to choose the organic or virgin kind so it doesn’t come with any additives. There are a lot of healthy snacks and meals you can prepare that use coconut oil. My wife and I have replaced vegetable oils and now cook with coconut oil.