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5 Simple Changes That Will Have a Huge Impact on Your Health

Have you been thinking about your health lately? If the answer is yes, then you need to identify some of the areas that could be improved. There is always going to be something that you could change, even if this is only slightly. Sometimes it’s the simplest changes that we make that end up being the ones that have the most impact, and that’s what we’re going to be looking at in this article. Down below, you will find a list of things that you can work on in order to make a huge impact on your health, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.


Stress


woman stressed working on laptop, notebook, and calendar

First, have you thought about the amount of stress that you end up putting yourself under? You do not have to be perfect, so you can let that notion go right now. A lot of people feel excess levels of stress as they feel as though they need to live up to a certain expectation that people have of them, but you don’t. You don’t have to live up to the expectations of anyone but yourself, and that is what you have got to keep in mind.


Some of the other areas that cause people stress are often work, money and if you have them, kids. There are ways to avoid excess stress in all of these areas though, it’s just a case of getting yourself organized. If work is stressing you out, take a short break, calm down and then try again. If it’s an ongoing issue, then take a few days off to give yourself a rest. If it’s money, then get your finances in order, or have a plan of how to do this. If it’s your kids, then again, a break is going to be best.


Food


healthy food board

What kind of food do you eat on a regular basis? If the answer is takeout and ready meals, then this needs to change as soon as you can. We know that when you have had a long day, the last thing that you want to do is head into the kitchen and start cooking a healthy dinner. But, it’s the best thing that you can do for yourself because your body needs the nutrients from the meals that you would cook rather than all the sugar and fat in the ready meal.


You never know, you might actually find cooking new recipes to be a therapeutic experience for you. For example, you can try looking for things like a blackened mahi mahi recipe which is something new and exciting for you to try. Add some veggies to this dish and bang, you’ve got a delicious, healthy meal that doesn’t have to take forever to cook.


Unhealthy Habits


lighting a cigarette

Unhealthy habits are going to be one of the most difficult changes that you’re going to have to make. Of course, eating junk is unhealthy on its own, but we’re talking more about things like smoking here. It’s extremely tough to stop things like this, but the impact that it will have on your health makes it well worth it. Your blood flow will increase, your lungs won’t be under so much strain and there are so many more benefits that make it worth considering.


You’ve got to be determined to see this through though. If not, it will end up the same way that people who struggle with eating healthy do, managing for a little while, but resorting back to old ways when things get tough.


Physical Activity


walk heart rate FitBit
My attempted walk on vacation in Sedona

Physical activity is crucial for your body and your mind. You need to be completing regular exercise if you want to be living the healthiest life possible. Don’t panic because you don’t need to go and join a gym, there are other ways that you can move more. This might include going swimming which is actually one of the best forms of exercise that you can do, or it might include heading out on a walk every morning and every evening.


If you think that you won’t be able to manage to motivate yourself to do this, then get an accountability partner. This is someone who also struggles to motivate themself, but you can both motivate each other. Doing this will make you more inclined to exercise, as you have someone to do it with. It can be more fun when you have someone with you, and you’re more likely to push yourself harder when you know that there is someone else watching.


Sleep


cat sleeping under covers

The last thing that we’re going to be looking at is sleep. Sleep is one of those things that people think you don’t really need that much of to function, but they’re wrong. Sleep is good for your health because it gives your body the time that it needs to do all of the things it cannot do when you are awake. If you are not sleeping around seven hours of sleep per night, then you are not getting the amount of rest that your body needs. It is recommended that you try to get around seven hours, but this is for you to be working at maximum capacity.


Do your best to get as close to seven hours as you can to keep yourself healthy. Setting a bedtime routine can really help with this if you are struggling!


I hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the simple changes that you can make in your life that will have a huge impact on your health. Trust me when I say that I know how difficult it is to change when you have spent so long living one way, but I promise that these things are going to lead to a healthier lifestyle for you. When you manage to make some of these simple changes in your life because your mind and body are both going to thank you if you do.


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