When it comes to achieving higher levels of health, there are a number of different ways to get there. This makes it easy to get overloaded and overwhelmed with all of the advice and tips that experts tend to throw your way.
To make this easier, here are three of the top healthy habits you should be doing today so that you live a longer, higher quality life that extends well beyond tomorrow:
- Don’t slouch. When you spend your days hunched over, it can negatively affect you a number of different ways. Physically, this type of posture increases the likelihood that your spinal column will be misaligned, which ultimately means that your brain will have a harder time communicating with the rest of your body since it is your spine that houses your central nervous system. And mentally, slouching has been linked to lower levels of self-confidence and higher rates of depression which can negatively impact your day (and life) as well. So, stand up straight and you’ll feel better all the way around.
- Don’t eat processed foods. If your diet is loaded with processed foods like chips, cookies, crackers, cereals, and any other bagged, boxed, and canned goods, you’re probably not as healthy as you could be. Sure, these types of options are generally more convenient, but they also contain higher amounts of ingredients that aren’t good for you. Instead, choose to eat more natural foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and lean meats.
- Record everything you do. By recording your actions daily, you tend to hold yourself more accountable and aren’t as quick to “forget” some of your not-so-healthy habits. When writing your activities down, try to be as detailed as possible so you can figure out what is and what is not working for you.
Remember that everything you do matters, and these three habits can help make you healthier which makes them more than worth the effort.