As seasons start to change and as it gets a little cooler outside your health can take a toll for sure. That, mixed with school starting, schedules changing, and life becoming a wee bit more complicated. There are 5 things to do daily to stay healthy that will make these changes feel a little less stressful on your body.
5 Things To Do Daily To Stay Healthy
Drink Water: I have probably mentioned drinking water in 20 different blog posts. I used to not be a water drinker. In my teens and early 20’s I was a Dr Pepper drinker all day everyday. I would start my day with one and drink them all day long. In 2004 right before my 21st birthday I quit drinking Dr Pepper cold turkey. I started drinking water instead. The difference was insane. I lost almost 15 lbs in the span of 2 months and felt so great. I wasn’t sluggish and felt healthy. Water is a beautiful thing when you see what having enough of it can do to your body. Whenever I get a headache or feel a little meh I think “have I had enough water today?” If the answer is no, that’s usually what makes me feel better.
Sweat It Out: Just like water exercise is so important. I was pretty active as a kid, but in my adult years I have really found a love for exercise. It makes me feel good, even if it’s a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood or doing a quick ab workout while watching TV. Sweating at least once a day makes such a difference. You do not need a fancy gym membership or a ton of equipment. You can easily workout at home with no equipment. Find great at home workouts on Pinterest or go walk/run around your neighborhood. Just try to do something active every single day!
Get Your Greens: If you aren’t a veggie person this may be the hardest. But here is a trick. Make green smoothies! Add spinach/kale and then a ton of fruit. The best part is you only taste the fruit. It tastes like a sweet fruit smoothie and you are getting all of your servings of greens daily! I have been doing this for about 6.5 years every single day an it ensures me that I get my veggies even if I don’t have them any other times during the day.
Boost Your Immune System: When the weather changes and kids are back in school with all the germs, it seems like everyone is sick all the time. I carry Ricola Herbal Immunity drops with me everywhere. I keep them in my purse, my gym bag, my car, by my bed. Anytime I need one I have them. Ricola Herbal Immunity Honey Herb Lozenges and Ricola Herbal Immunity Citrus Herb Lozenges are both really good! The great news? Ricola Herbal Immunity products will be available early September in CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid stores nationwide. If you are feeling run down or have bad allergies these are a lifesaver. Ricola Herbal Immunity harnesses the power of herbs, ginseng, and vitamins B6, B12 and C to boost immunity strength and fight fatigue which is what a lot of us feel during seasonal changes.
Go To Sleep: This is my biggest challenge. As much as I love sleep (who doesn’t?) I find it hard to unplug, put the book down, turn off my brain and just go to sleep. Seems easy right? Not for me! If you are like me here the things that have helped me just go to sleep: No screens for 30 minutes before, write out my to do list for the next day to decrease stress and turn off my brain and then have a routine. If you have a before bed nightly routine you kind of trick your body into understanding that it’s time for sleep.
These 5 things to do daily to stay healthy may seem pretty basic and pretty obvious but you’d be surprised by how many people let one or two or three of these things go when they are busy or aren’t feeling their best. That’s the exact time you should be doing these things! I hope these 5 things to do daily to stay healthy help you out and make the transition from summer to fall easy and fun!
What is one thing you do daily to stay healthy?
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