Simple Health Advice + 35 Tips
I am not a doctor or medical expert, but I do know, from personal experience, that the #1 benefit of living with less, is better health.
Stress does crazy things to your mind and body, so it only makes sense that reduced stress = better health. If less debt, stuff, and obligation = reduced stress, than it is clear that living with less = better health.
With all of that said, health is about more than reduced stress. Giving attention to staying healthy through proper diet and daily exercise can prevent disease and illness, or help you recover from it more quickly. Keep it simple, and do what works for you, but give your body the time and care that it deserves, so you can be strong and healthy enough to take care of the people you love.
To ensure great health, I think you need a combination of conventional and alternative practices. Illness is not cured with one pill. Stress is not relieved with one massage, and health cannot be restored without looking at the big picture.
35 Simple Health Tips
- Develop relationships with health care practitioners you trust.
- Eat fruits and veggies.
- Rest when you are sick or tired.
- Be as kind to yourself as you are to everyone else.
- Laugh out loud.
- Do something that scares you.
- Trust your body.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Drink water.
- Quit smoking.
- Ask for help.
- Offer help.
- Sit Still.
- Visit the dentist.
- Walk barefoot.
- Slow down.
- Breathe Deeply.
- Sit Still.
- Spend time alone.
- Spend time with friends.
- Eat Colors not Calories.
- Get regular screenings.
- Sleep well.
- Drink Tea.
- Take it easy.
- Grow your own food.
- Turn your phone off in the car.
- Try chia seeds.
- Stop making excuses.
- Practice Yoga and Save the World
- Move every day.
- Read 10 Ways to Improve Your Health.
- Cook your own food.
- Be Grateful.
Most of these tips are common sense, but without the time, space and attention, our personal health care sometimes moves to the bottom of the list in terms of priority. It is your responsibility to be healthy. It is your obligation to take care of you. Doctors can help, but your body will tell you what you need. Take the time to listen.
What do you think of these health tips? Anything you would add? Anything you do already that makes you feel great?
P.S. I recently joined an 8 Week Fitness Challenge. Check it out and join the forum. Not only will you be accountable for your daily exercise, but you can swap tips with awesome bloggers like Mary Jacksch, who started the challenge, Leo Babauta and Katie Tallo.
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