Many people have a goal of becoming healthier. The small things listed here today can help you with doing that.
Move Your Body
This one is tried and true. We all need to exercise, even if it’s just for a few minutes each day. You might walk around the block, dance in your living room, or even try a piyo workout. It doesn’t matter what you do just as long as you do something.
Have a Hot Chocolate
One way to be healthier is to pamper yourself. There are quite a few ways to do this, from having a nice, relaxing bubble bath to sipping on a cup of hot chocolate. Things like this can instantly boost your mood, and boosting your mood can have an effect on how you’re feeling.
Nuke Your Dish Sponge
Are you aware that your dish sponge can be one of the germiest items in your entire house? Some sponges can even be contaminated with a variety of bacteria that can cause illness. To ensure your sponges don’t make you sick, once a week you should either dampen them and stick them in the microwave for about 30 seconds or toss them into the dishwasher.
If you have an activity tracker, use it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Nike FuelBand, a Fitbit, or just an old school pedometer, people who use devices that track their steps each day tend to move more than those who don’t utilize them.
Check Yourself Out
Once a month you should check the skin over your entire body in a room that’s well lit. Use a hand mirror if necessary or ask a family member to take a look at your back if you aren’t able to view it yourself. Look for things like old moles that may have grown or changed, or even new ones. If you find new or different ones, check with your dermatologist. You should have a full-body check done by a dermatologist annually anyway. Remember that when it comes to skin cancer, early detection is critical.
Turn It Down
The volume on your phone or MP3 player can reach a level of 120 decibels, which happens to be loud enough that it can lead to hearing loss with the passing of time. For this reason, it’s recommended that you follow the 60/60 rule. The 60/60 rule says to keep the volume of your headphones below 60% of their maximum, and to let your headphones stay that loud for no longer than 60 minutes each day.
Drop Your Drawers
If you happen to be prone to getting UTIs, going commando every once in a while, even if it’s just overnight, can’t hurt. Wearing nothing down below, or even wearing cotton underwear, can allow you to dry out and reduce the growth of bacteria that could lead to a bladder infection.
Silence Your Phone
Do this at night. Never let anyone interrupt you while you’re in a deep sleep. Try alerting friends and family to your sleeping hours so that texts and calls can be minimized. Turning the phone completely off is also a good solution. Your sleep is crucial for your health.
Becoming healthier doesn’t mean that you need to completely overhaul your lifestyle. There are times when all it takes is a few small changes. From moving your body to turning down the volume, these quick and easy changes to your daily regimen for health can make a vast difference in the way you both feel and look. Get started today.
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I hate waking up to or by the sound of a ringing phone. I always put my phone on silence, no vibration when I’m sleeping. These are great tips that everyone needs to adhere to, for a healthy lifestyle.
Thank you for these great tips!
These are some great tips I need to try. Taking a nap for using any gadgets and take your self are good to me.
These are great ideas to be healthier! I love the hot chocolate idea!
Silencing your phone is indeed one of my faves. I have been doing that more latety.
Really need to get into the habit of charging my tracker and going for some walks, getting my fitness back on track
Great ideas! You could never go wrong with hot chocolate and pampering ourselves!
I make it a priority to enjoy a nice, relaxing bubble bath at least twice a week. I do need to turn my phone off at night.
I always bin my dirty used sponges after a week, but it is nice to know you can also nuke them in the microwave! Might come in handy if stores are out.
Exercising is very compulsory for good mental and physical health.
I love the variety in your tips! Anyone can try these to become healthier.
I am always wary of dish sponges and when I remember I put them in the dishwasher – no idea if that’s a good idea or not!
These are all such great ideas. I have a Fitbit to track my daily steps and I love it. I do my exercises five days a week and try to get at least 10,000 steps a day or more.
I should definitely try these tips. Hope they will help me!
I definitely agree with you,I will keep these in mind.
I have been paying more attention to my health and diet lately. This lock down period has given me a chance to re-evaluate my eating habits. I have to admit that I indulge in cakes and cookies, but they make me “feel good.” I don’t do it often, but boy, you can’t imagine what a slice of triple chocolate moist cake can do to uplift my mood!
I love your ideas for a healthier you. I’m always looking for ways to better myself.
Silencing my phone. YES! I found it keeps me up especially in the evening, so I put it on the charger in the kitchen and don’t look at it until morning.
Those are great ideas. I haven’t been motivated to move my body lately so I’m getting something to count my steps and challenging myself and an online friend to walk 30 miles this May.
I really enjoyed your tips. Looking forward to give them a try.
It’s absolutely important to pamper yourself every once in a while! I love having my cheat meal once a week.
I love that you covered such a variety of ways to be healthy. I’ve never heard of going commando for better health! LOL
All great ideas I do not feel myself if I do not get a workout in at some time of the day. Checking for skin cancer is so smart especially for fair skinned people.
I have a fitbit, which I love! I also make sure I do things I enjoy, which is reading. I love hot chocolate too 😉
I’ve been exercising for 20 minutes each morning before the kids get up and I already notice a difference in my mindset. it really does wonders!
These sound like some great ideas, I have to admit I definitely need to try and be healthier – I am awful at the moment for just eating everything and anything. Whoops!