Quick And Easy Health Tips
Ready to get healthy? If you made one of your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions to be healthier, it’s way too early to give up! Fortunately, there are a lot of little things you can do throughout the day to get more exercise and be healthier in general. Here are a few quick and easy health tips that you can do just about anywhere without disrupting your life.
Stretch after Work
Many people sit all day at their job, so their circulation actually isn’t that great. Without good circulation to your feet, you’ll find that your hips, back, and knees can start to hurt. One simple stretch can help. Get home, take your shoes off, and lie down on your back. Then stretch your legs up and grab your toes. Gently pull them back. Hold this stretch for a minute or so.
Keep your Bedding Clean
Do you have any idea how much dust, dead skin cells, and other stuff ends up on your sheets, blankets, and pillows every day? You probably don’t want to! Dust mites also live in them. These microscopic things can cause major allergies, which is why it’s a great idea to always change your bedding once a week and wash it on hot. You can also use a mattress cover that’s designed to repeal mites.
Do Jumping Jacks
Doing a set of 20 jumping jacks is a great way to get your entire body moving, get your blood flowing, and make those stiff muscles get worked out. It also helps to stop your body’s stress response. Just be sure you stretch a bit if you’ve been sitting for hours before you start.
Turn Off your Phone while you Sleep
Some people do use their cell phones as alarm clocks, but it’s best if you at least silence the ringer and all text sounds. You don’t want to wake up in the middle of your sleep cycle because of a phone call. Of course, if you’re sleeping on a regular cycle, (i.e., during the night) this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you sleep at odd hours, it can be.
Carry an Allergy Card
If you’re ever taken to the emergency room and can’t talk to the doctor, it’s very helpful to have a card in your wallet or purse that lists all of the medications you’re on and the allergies you have. This will alert the doctor to avoid certain medications or treatments and can be life-saving. Also add a contact to your smart phone as “ICE” or “Emergency Contact” or include your contact’s name and phone number on the card along with your medications.
Microwave your Sponges
Those sponges you use to wash off your dishes or in the shower are home to millions of germs! In fact, some of them are home to germs that can make you sick. Whenever you’re doing your weekly changing of the bed linens, take the time to toss your sponges in the dishwasher or even get them damp and put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. That will kill the germs!
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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