You have a killer body. No, really—your body kills off about 432 billion cells every day and replaces them with new ones. That means every day is a new opportunity to be healthy. Here are 10 things you can do every day to make those 432 billion new cells good ones:
I Need a Drink
No, not that kind of drink, but we are partial to vodka on the rocks, if anyone is asking. We’re talking about good ‘ol H20. Water is needed by every cell in the body to function correctly. It regulates body temperature, keeps blood pressure low, and supports various organs in the body. How much should you drink daily? Calculate half of your body weight and drink it in ounces. So if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water to stay well-hydrated.
Fruit Loops are NOT a Food Group
Eating right is the best way to get your body vital nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, and fats. Fresh fruit and vegetables provide the body with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that protect the body from illness. Sorry, but Fruit Loops do not count as fruit. Protein such as lean meats, eggs and low fat dairy will help keep you full longer and will regulate blood glucose levels. Whole grains are a way to get energy, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Sweet as Sugar
If you are sweet on sugar, it is time to break the habit. Foods such as cookies, candies, donuts, and soda are all sources of high sugar. Drinking just two cans of regular soda can reduce the body’s ability to wipe out bacteria by 40%.
Burn, Baby, Burn
Whether you prefer to hit the gym or do yoga on the beach, it is important that you get off the couch and get moving. Regular exercise is key to maintaining a healthy weight, strengthens the body, and improves heart and mental health. Only 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise provides these benefits.
Sweet Dreams are Made of These
Mindlessly surfing the internet at 1am isn’t going to help you function the next day at all. You have to pretend that every night is a ‘school night’ and get to bed at a regular time. Sleep is restorative not only to your body, but your mind. Your immune system is dependent on the amount of sleep you get so in order to avoid getting sick, aim for seven to eight hours a night.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Stress is an energy-zapper and can lead to health issues such as high blood pressure and a compromised immune system. While it is impossible to avoid it entirely, learning to manage it will lead to overall better health. Yoga, meditation, and exercise are all ways to manage stress.
Laughter Really is the Best Medicine
Laughter has been scientifically proven to boost immunity. Doing activities that you enjoy will reduce stress and add to your happiness. So grab a friend, and head out to a funny movie.
I’m Gonna Wash Those Germs Right Outta my Hands
Do we need to tell you this one? Washing your hands after using the bathroom and before eating goes a long way in staying healthy, especially during the cold and flu season. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use a sanitizer or wipe.
Dropping like Flies
Taking an immune booster, such as Cold-Fix is a way to keep your immune system healthy, especially when others around you are dropping like flies from cold and flu. Cold-Fix has gone through rigorous scientific testing and has been proven to strengthen the immune system. You can get yours at www.coldfixnow.com.
Don’t Be a Commitment-Phobe
Be committed to making yourself and your health a priority. Small changes in your health on a daily basis can make big changes overall. Once you decide to make the commitment, a healthy lifestyle becomes a habit.