Health Tips



Choosing one quick health tip at a time and doing it until it's well grooved-in is generally quite effective. It takes about 3 weeks of performing some action regularly to groove it into a habit.

These 5 quick health tips will give you the most "bang for your buck" (the best result for the smallest effort). They are very basic and essential things that the body needs in order to function well.

 

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1. Of all quick health tips, number one is "Drink water!" Virtually every job that the body performs requires water. Unfortunately, coffee, tea, sodas and sports drinks are not handled by the body the way water is.

  1. Managing negative stress is absolutely vital for health, both physical and emotional. I say this from hard-won experience! You could do things for your body that are very healthy, but if you don't manage negative stress effectively, all your efforts are wasted.

That is mainly because stressful situations cause your body to secrete hormones that get you to "run from danger." That's very useful when you're running away from a saber-toothed tiger - but these hormones are destructive if they are constantly being produced.

  1. Move around. You don't have to join a gym or start (and stop) some intense exercise program. The body requires some physical activity each day - part of the immune system, for example, requires muscular contraction, as in walking, to be effective. As far as quick health tips go, simply look at your current level of physical activity, and then find some way that you like to get a little more.

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  1. Food, nutrition and health go hand-in-hand. There's a lot of information about nutrition and health that once you understood and can use it, will vastly improve your health. Since this article is about quick health tips, consuming fresh vegetables and fruits is key.

If you don't get any fresh fruits or vegetables in your diet, you might as well hang yourself by the neck now! (Just kidding.) Don't get any? Pick a fruit and/or fresh veggie each day and simply get yourself used to having some regularly.

  1. Last, but not least of my top 5 quick health tips: Work on improving the quality and quantity of your sleep if you don't sleep well or get enough sleep. Yes, you CAN do things to improve your sleep apart from taking sleep medication or a shot of whiskey before you go to bed!

Drinking enough water, improving nutrition, getting some physical activity and managing stress will all lead to better quality of sleep.

It's your life and your health! Take these quick health tips and use them to improve the quality of your life.

Cheers!