Living a healthy lifestyle can seem like a daunting task. But believe it or not, you don’t have to change your entire routine to live healthier. In fact, it’s often the little changes that make the biggest difference. Here are a few unique strategies to improve your daily health that’ll only take one minute of your day (or less)!
Countless studies show that drinking water reduces your appetite and increasesbodily efficiency. Now that the weather is heating up, it's the best time to switch from the hot drinks in favor of an ice-cold glass of water. You can even mix it up with some calorie-free flavorings every day!
Performing a quick stretch in the morning has many health benefits and can be the perfect way to start your day. Daily stretching yields better blood flow, stiffness relief, improved posture, and a lowered risk of injuries. Find some simple stretches that work best for your unique needs!
Wash Your Hands a Little Longer
Even though the Winter season is behind us, we are all still susceptible to the occasional cold. Washing your hands is one of the most effective methods to avoid germs and the flu. Scrubbing your hands under the faucet for a few extra seconds a day could make all the difference.
Your hand-washing skills can be completely negated by nearby germ-covered surface. Take a minute to sanitize your regularly used items with a disinfecting wipe.The most common places to host germs are doorknobs, cell phones, keyboards, and remote controls.
Pack a Couple Healthy Snacks
Taking a few extra seconds to grab a healthy snack or two can make a huge difference in your day. Intermittent snacking is better on your digestive system than a few larger meals. Fruit, hummus, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and avocados are all super easy snacks tosatisfy your daily cravings.
With everything going on in our lives, we all sometimes forget to slow down for the essentials. Engaging your lungs in deep breathing is an excellent way to regain your natural balance and release stress. This also ensures that your body is getting the oxygen it needs to function at 100%.
While brushing your teeth daily is normal for most people, many don’t go beyond that step. A few quick additions to this routine will kill even more bacteria in your mouth and decrease your likelihood of illness. Gargling mouthwash, flossing, and brushing your tongue are all proven techniques to fend off lingering germs. Or, add in a second round with the regular toothbrush later in the day for a quick extra layer of protection!
We hope that a few of these small changes can find their way into your daily schedule and make your Spring a little healthier! Let us know on Facebook if you try any of these tricks!