Back by popular demand: here are a few more tricks for you to include in your daily routine that could greatly improve your health! And remember, each of these tips requires less than a minute!
An effective sponge can be the hero of your kitchen, but it can also be a breeding ground for food-borne bacteria. If not kept clean, it can become a safe haven for sickness with a fast track to your hands and dishes. We recommend microwaving your wet sponge for 30 seconds a day, or tossing it into the dishwasher to ensure it's sanitized.
We spend about a third of every day sleeping. If your mattress and pillows aren’t providing the proper support, it'll ruin your entire day before it even starts! Take a few extra seconds to set-up your bed in a way that doesn’t add any unnecessary strain to your neck or back.
If you spend most of your day indoors, then your body is definitely in need of a change of scenery. Take a minute to collect some natural lighting and fresh air for the benefit of your physical and mental health. And on particularly nice days, you can extend your outdoor time with a few minutes of walking with your pet!
Do a Super Quick Exercise
Exercise intensity is just as effective, if not more so, than exercise duration. If you’re someone who struggles to find time to work out, instead plug a few 1-minute workouts into your day. Daily planks, push-ups, squats and jumping jacks are all great ways to keep your muscles and cardiovascular system engaged.
Unfortunately, the risk for heart-related diseases has dramatically increased in recent years. But by taking a minute to check your pulse, you can help to identify potential issues early. Press your index and middle finger to your throat or wrist and start counting. A healthy average is about 60 beats per minute. A heart rate far from this may be an indicator that you should visit your health-care provider.
We hold so much tension in our bodies without even realizing it. It’s important to find time every day to engage your muscles, as well as release them. Take a few seconds to identify all the tension you are holding in your shoulders, neck and face. Then, let your body completely relax. One-minute of deep relaxation can provide long-term relief for your joints, reduces wrinkles, and even give you a small burst of energy.
Work in a Daily Supplement
It can be difficult for even the healthiest of eaters to provide their body with everything it needs. Consider adding a daily vitamin or dietary supplement into your routine. This can be a huge step to ensuring your body has access to all the nutrients it will need!