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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