The Top 12 Ways to Improve Your Health This Year and Beyond
Today I going to list the first six ways to improve your health, the list is not in any particular order of importance; the remaining six will be posted next week.
- Meditation – People who meditate have lower blood pressure, less heart disease, and better oxygen uptake – and they also report feeling less stressed. Meditation has benefits similar to exercise but without the wear, tear, and stress on your body that happens during training.
- Sleep – To give your brain time to get ready to sleep, shut off your electronics especially your cell phone an hour before bed. Keep the lights dim and the shades covered. Different people need different number of restful sleep though six to hour hours seems to fit most people.
- Exercise – Exercise improves your mood and boosts your immune system. people who did just one minute of intense exercise as part of 10 total minutes of exercise (the nine other minutes were a slow walk), three days a week for six weeks, lowered their blood pressure and increased their endurance by 12%. Read my post on HIT (High Intensity Training).
- Sun – Sunlight lowers the risks of several cancers. The vitamin D produced by the body from sunlight may be critical in preventing diseases such as multiple sclerosis and depression. Be care as not overdose on vitamin D, you will find it in many different supplements. Did you know… The vitamin D we get in our food requires sunlight to chemically activate and become useful. So go spend some time outside, instead of relying on a pill.
- Music – Music can improve mood, boost immune function, increase exercise stamina, reduce chronic pain, and reduce pain after surgery. Change the type of music you listening to depending on your activity and mood.
- Food – What you eat plays an important part in how you feel especially Vegetables. Vegetables are low-fat, low-calorie, and high in fiber.
Quote of the Week – “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way and not starting.”