10 Healthy Things You Ought To Do Every Day We all want to be healthier. Wanting it isn’t enough though – you have to go and get it! Whether you’re looking to trim down, or you just want to feel better, here are 10 easy things you can do to improve your health every single day. 20 Minutes of Exercise Every day. Don’t cheat, get that heart pumping! Just 20 minutes of exercise everyday is the bare minimum you should be getting to help fight common problems associated with aging. No matter what your age, if you make a habit of doing now, it’ll be easier in the future! Drink Water You need water to live, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t drink water at all. They’ll have juice, milk and soda – but no water! Water is important to keep the body functioning properly . Drinking water regularly can help speed up the metabolism to burn more calories, keep your skin healthy and prevent mild hydration issues. Stretch Throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care! Any stretching is good for you – especially when you wake up. Yoga probably tops the list, but at the very least, just a warmup stretch before leaving the bedroom will activate your muscles, get the blood pumping, and help circulate oxygen all over the body. Nap Power naps aren’t just for kids. A 20-minute nap has incredible benefits . Sometimes called a “stage 2” nap, it will drastically increase your alertness. Studies have shown a short nap everyday can also reduce the risk of heart disease and lower stress levels. Eat Fruit and Veggies Vegetables can be added to every single meal, and they should be. The benefits of veggies are well known, but most of us don’t eat enough of them. Fruit is also a great way to have a sweet treat without reaching for a chocolate bar. They’re also packed full of good-for-you vitamins! Clean Up Your desk, your office, your bedroom, your bathroom – pick something and clean it up. Clutter leads to stressful environments. Stress leads to all kinds of health problems. Not only will you be less stressful, but cleaning actually burns a lot of calories. Plus, when you have company, there’s never a big mess to rush around and deal with! Floss This is another one that should be obvious, but only about 1 in 3 people floss daily! Flossing has so many benefits to our health, and only takes a few minutes each day. Not only will it make your visits to the dentist better, proper oral hygiene can also prevent gum disease – which leads to lower rates of heart disease. Take a Break After working for a couple hours, we often forget to take a break. It’s one of the healthiest things you can do to reduce your stress levels, and recharge. Try pairing it with a nap if you can! Go to Bed Early Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the core activities of healthy people. About 40% of us get less than 7 hours a night. The recommended amount of sleep is between 7 and 9 hours. If you’re not at least hitting the minimum, your body will never be in prime condition for the day. This can lead to all sorts of health issues. Why put yourself behind before the day begins? Smile This one is so easy, and yet we all seem to walk around with frowns. Smiling – whether it’s forced or not – leads to health benefits like stress reduction, releasing endorphins (the same ones that are released when running), and even strengthen your immune system (laughter really is the best medicine!) What are you waiting for? Start these 10 healthy things today! About the Author: David Quenneville FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch ! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance| Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , LinkedIn It's always free to have a profile - join now and enjoy your 1st 30 days as a Premium member on us, no credit card required!