Written By Lewis Robinson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Taking steps to be healthier doesn’t necessarily involve dramatic changes to your daily habits. Here are ten natural ways that you can enhance your health and wellness.
Being active is good for your metabolism, weight, and muscle tone. Try to fit some time into your schedule to exercise in a way that raises your heart rate and also strengthens your muscles.
Try to avoid drinking a lot of sugary sodas and sports drinks. The healthiest option is water. Water is a calorie-free way to quench your thirst and give your body’s cells the H2O that they need. Keep a glass or bottle of water near you throughout the day so you’ll have ready access to healthy hydration.
One way that your body rids itself of waste products is through your feet; that's part of why they're more odorous than other parts of your body. Exfoliate dead cells from the bottom of your feet with a foot rasp so your feet can breathe a little more freely and feel soft and smooth.
Instead of eating a couple large meals, eat several small meals throughout the day. It’s a good way to keep your metabolism running well. When you go too long between meals, your body goes into starvation mode and your metabolism slows. Also, if you’ve deprived your body of food for too long, you’ll be more likely to overeat when you finally sit down for a meal.
When you’re snacking between meals, you should pick snacks that are light and healthy. Opt for something with protein and fiber to feel full and satisfied with a snack; nuts are a great way to satisfy a midday pang of hunger. Fruits are an excellent and refreshing snack that offer essential nutrients. Bring some snacks with you when you head out somewhere so you won’t settle for whatever’s in a vending machine.
Sleep is fundamental to every part of your well-being. You need rest for every system in your body to function as well as it should. Without adequate rest, you’ll have difficulty balancing your energy levels and you’ll have a harder time feeling motivated to be physically active. Ideally, you should be getting about seven to eight hours of sleep every night.
Your skin needs to stay well-hydrated to look and feel healthy. Make it a point to drink lots of water, and use a water softener so that the water you drink won’t have a lot of deposits that can dry out your skin. Avoid using skincare products that have a lot of highly processed ingredients because they can dry out your skin and cause visible irritation.
An occasional drink or two isn’t going to be the difference between good health or bad health, but excessive drinking poses several health risks such as liver damage. When you drink alcohol, be sure to limit how much you drink.
Eating dietary fiber is extremely important for your digestive system. If your digestion is irregular, you have too many unhealthy bacteria lining your digestive tract, which can further slow down your digestion and make it more difficult for your body to process and absorb the healthy nutritional content in what you eat. Eat foods that are rich in fiber, and consider adding a fiber supplement to your daily routine.
Omega-3 is a powerful nutrient that almost nobody eats enough of in their regular diet. It’s found primarily in seafood as well as a few different types of nuts. Taking an Omega-3 supplement is good for your joint health and brain function, and it may also be good for your immune system. You can get an Omega-3 supplement that’s made from fish oil or flaxseed.
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Lewis Robinson is a freelance writer and expert in health and fitness. When he isn’t writing he can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.