Small changes can lead to big improvements, especially when it comes to your health. Here are three ways to improve yourself this week. None of these changes involve major modifications and are easy to incorporate into your life.
Did you know that your home could be concealing pollutants that make breathing difficult and compound allergies and asthma? No matter how frequently you clean your home dust, pollen and pet dander all hover in the air along with mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses.
A couple of simple additions to your HVAC system will make your air cleaner. First, add a better filter to your HVAC unit. Look for one that will remove up to 99.98 percent of allergens. A UV lamp is another great addition to your system, especially in climates with high humidity. Ultraviolet light can kill harmful bacteria and deactivate mold and mildew.
The average American office worker sits at a desk for nearly 6 hours a day which can lead to many health problems, most notably obesity. Incorporating standing or pacing during the work day is the easiest ways to counteract the harmful effects of long-term sitting.
Research shows that moving or standing for a combined two hours during the day will significantly improve your health. If you think going to the gym or for a run after work will have the same benefits, think again. The key to helping you feel better is moderate levels of standing and moving throughout the day.
Another terrific way to add more fitness to your day is to stretch and do bodyweight exercises while you watch TV. That way you don’t have to choose between watching your favorite show or going for a run. So, go ahead and binge-watch.
How many times have you promised yourself to eat healthier and your determination falters the moment you open your refrigerator. The solution, a makeover for your refrigerator. Take fruits and vegetables and place inside clear containers and put them on a shelf at eye level. Toss take-out containers so you are not tempted to eat out. With the healthier options at eye level, you will naturally reach for those first.
Slowing down your eating also helps. Most of us sit in front of computers, televisions, or tablets while we mindlessly eat whatever is in front of us. By slowing down and concentrating on your food you can savor each bite and will find yourself feeling full sooner. Taking longer to chew your food and putting your fork down between bites will help you to draw out your eating experience and you will find yourself feeling better and more energized in just a few days.
Keeping healthy is something we all strive to maintain. Don’t take on a whole new lifestyle, just tweak your daily routine a little at a time. Try to incorporate some modifications into your life this week and soon you will notice a difference