Six Simple Steps to Make for a Healthier You

Six Simple Steps to Make for a Healthier You

Feb 23, 2017


Six Simple Steps to Make for a Healthier You

Ways to a Healthier You

Do you want to be your best self? Here are easy changes to make to achieve just that.

It's easy for us to get stuck into a routine of eating junk food and slacking on exercising. Despite what social media tells us, getting healthy doesn't have to mean ditching your favorite foods or spending every evening in the gym. Making small, easy changes to your lifestyle improve your health and wellbeing. Better yet, this doesn't include any fad diets or boot camps! To be a healthier you, make these changes: Snack Smarter Ditch the chips, sweets, and cakes for fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, or green smoothies. You'll get the energy that you need as well as a lot of nutrients. Meditate Believe it or not but being healthy starts with our mental attitude. Meditation can help us to relieve stress, focus on the task at hand, and make us happier overall. Instead of snacking on comfort foods, you may be reaching for healthier foods after your daily meditation. Move More Getting up earlier to go for a walk or jog first thing boosts our serotonin levels, energizes us for the day ahead, and allows you to focus better throughout the day. If you don't have time for this in the morning, exercise after work, making sure to get in plenty of cardio to increase your heart rate. Eat Better Food Eat good fats, such as avocados, seeds, and coconut. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water every day. Part of what helps to get going every day is what we eat to fuel our body. Make healthier choices by cutting back on processed meats, cheeses, and sugars, and switch to green, plant-based foods. Catch Your 40 Winks If you're not getting the full 8 hours of sleep that is recommended for adults, you're not alone. Plenty of Americans deprive themselves of sleep every night, but this quickly leads to depression, obesity, and overall poor health. Aim to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Be Grateful Research has shown that showing gratitude for our blessings can make us happier and healthier. Every day, thank your loved ones and write down what you are grateful for in your life. Read this list over when you're feeling down, and you'll be happy with what you see! While you focus on bettering your health, let the professionals at Bell Black Insurance handle your insurance policies to protect your financial future. Contact us today to get started. We serve those in Idaho Falls, Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Swan Valley, Ashton, and the neighboring communities in Idaho, as well as Jackson and Star Valley in Wyoming.