6 Simple Practices to Regain Your Health
We, as humans, spend most of our time concerned with the routine of daily living. We worry, plan, work, drive, eat, sit, talk. Most of the time we do all of this without any depth of thought. We have done them for so long that they have become a part of our habitual memory. Unfortunately our health can also become habitual, that is until an injury or illness occurs. Once injured, we begin to focus on those everyday tasks because they might not be as easy as they once were. Health is the most important aspect of our lives and it can constantly improve. It's all too easy to take our health for granted when everything is functioning properly.
With that in mind, below is a series of simple practices that can help you keep your health in balance. The more of these you do, the better and more in charge of your life you'll feel. After-all, health is our greatest wealth.
Sit Less, Move More
As humans, we are made to move. Movement is not only god for your cardiovascular health, but also for your mental health and spine. Do some form of exercise that significantly raises your heart rate for 30 minutes, three or more times a week. Remember, also, to break up your sitting and move frequently during the day.
Get More Sleep
If you're averaging less than six hours of sleep, aim to get just one more hour a night. It will leave you feeling more physically energized, emotionally resilient and mentally clear.
Eat Less, More Often
Food is fuel. You will feel best when you eat in small doses throughout the day, beginning with breakfast. Try for more local and organic fruits and vegetables. Nuts and seeds are always a healthy, easy-to-grab snack!
Chiropractic care will help you eliminate pain and inflammation, reduce fatigue, and restore normal nerve flow to all your organs, giving you the energy, drive and peace of mind to go out there and live life the way it was meant to be lived.
The greatest gift you can give someone is your undivided attention. Shut off your phone at least once a day, and practice being present with your friends and family. Your relationships and listening skills will prosper in return.
Feed Your Mind
Our brains work better if we challenge them, and life becomes more interesting when we do. Reading this, of course, is a simple way to learn and grow, but so is building a daily practice around learning a new language, a sport, and instrument, how to fix a car, or learning to draw.