Now that we are more than halfway through 2020, it’s quite common for people to start looking at their overall health, and what goals they may have set out to achieve this year – health-wise – and where they are at in achieving them. Perhaps you told yourself this would be the year you put your own health first, and as you got busy and time started flying by, that goal fell to the back burner. Now is the time to change that attitude.
Here’s a look at five simple ways you can start boosting your health right now today and feel immediate results.
Start Paying Attention to How Much Water You Drink
You likely don't need to be told just how important water is to your body and overall health, but what people tend to find shocking is just how much water a person should be drinking daily. According to the Mayo Clinic, adult women need 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) per day, and adult men require 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) per day of fluids.
Considering the fact you’ll probably start going through a lot more water, it’s a good idea to look into the most affordable type of filtration device. This ensures that the water you drink is free of harmful toxins and containments. Pitchers and dispensers with a filtration system tend to be a great option.
Make a Healthy Night’s Sleep a Priority
Sure, there are bound to be nights where you’re up late with friends or you’re out of the house, but making this a regular occurrence will do a number on your physical and mental health. Getting a healthy night’s sleep isn’t just something you should do once in a while, rather it should be a priority each and every night.
A great way to get onto this type of routine is to create a sleep schedule that you stick to each night. This includes a set bedtime that allows for at least seven hours’ worth of sleep.
Get in the Habit of Making Your Own Meals
It’s also a good idea to get into the habit of making home-cooked meals as often as possible. When you cook your own meals, you tend to use more fresh ingredients, and you’re in control of all the extras such as added fats and salt. Scaling back on these types of ingredients, and instead reaching for herbs and spices for flavoring will help you to be healthier overall without sacrificing on taste.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors as Much as Possible
Getting outside is another way you can start to boost your health immediately. Aiming for outdoor time at least once a day can help improve your mood, energize you, relax you, and just give you that break in your busy routine that is so needed.
Make Time for Friends and Family
Here’s another tip that will improve your mental health, and that’s making time to socialize and have fun with friends and family. They say laughter is the best medicine, and those words certainly have some truth to them.
A Better, Healthier You
So, if you’re looking to make some positive changes in your life that lead to a healthier you, these tips can be a great place to start.
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