Every second matters. You may find it hard to believe but even taking sixty seconds from your busy life could help keep you healthy, strong, and happy. Sometimes, it is the little things that matter most. Do you want to know the ways you could contribute into making a healthier you in just a minute? Okay then, let us go.
Floss. Floss. Floss. To keep you oral health in good shape, make flossing a regular habit. Yes, even if you do intend to brush your teeth. There are hard to reach places in between your teeth that even brushing could not entirely clean. Flossing does not only maintain a healthy mouth and stunning smile, it may be as important as preventing heart attacks. Flossing does make a difference.
Stretching is also a good habit to incorporate in your daily routine. It does not have to be a major activity. Even just stretching your arms after spending hours hunched over a book or computer could do so much. Stretching is a sure-fire way to ease tension in your muscles and joints. When you are waiting in line or just watching television, you may take a few seconds to stretch.
Also make packing a healthy snack your habit. Instead of waiting for your tummy to plead for food or dropping by a fast food chain for some meal with nothing but empty carbs, have a healthy meal with you. It does not have to be a complicated meal that takes too much time to prepare. Even just a bug of nuts or a fruit like an apple or banana would do just fine.
It is also a healthy choice to skip the elevator and use the stairs. Moving burns calories and you need to burn them. It is especially important if you do not have so much time to hit the gym or do workouts at home.
Also, try searching for healthy recipes. Instead of frying chicken over and over again for dinner, search the web for healthy food ideas.
Take a break from all your screens- your smartphone, laptop, and tablet. Give your eyes and mind a break.
It would also really help to squeeze in lemon into your water. It is a good food and will make your simple drink a really healthy one.
Also, take a moment to take a deep breath. Get ready. Inhale. Exhale. It feels better, doesn’t it? Oh, yes!
It is also healthy to phone a friend. Talking to someone you trust and care for is a really good way to beat out stress and boost your relationship with that person.
Also, leave the safety of indoors and step outside. Breathe in the fresh air. Feast your eyes on the beautiful sky and environment. Be one with nature and with the world. It is surely refreshing.
From time to time, it is also good to write down a gratitude list. Write all the things you are blessed with and must be thankful for. You are more blessed than you think.
And last but not the least, smile! It is the only curve that can set all things straight.