Better health 2016? Is that one of your goals for this year?
Better health 2016 seems to be a common goal for many people and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, I think it’s a constant and admirable thing to maintain every month and every year. Around here I am always working hard to try new activities and sports that challenge me. I think that’s a good lesson to my kids too. If MOM can learn to ski, or try ZUMBA, or cycling, or whatever new sport, then so can they.
Five Ways to Help Build Better Health
Just a few small things can help make a big impact over the course of a year. And the good news is that if you do these things often enough they will become regular behaviour. Repetition helps change behaviour, so stick to it!
- Take the Stairs instead of the elevator. This is such a simple way to build more steps into your day. My kids know this one by now – I rarely take elevators. They groan every time we reach an elevator because I walk past and they follow most of the time. Unless you have good reason to need to use the elevator, then you should be taking the stairs. Okay maybe not realistic if you work on the 38th floor of your building but where possible in smaller buildings, take the stairs.
- Don’t drive if you can walk. It’s better for the environment and for your health. No excuses here. Walking is better for your body. Use a pedometer, Fitbit, or smartphone fitness app that counts your steps and calories burned so you can measure your results.
Take your vitamins: Taking your daily vitamins helps ensure you get the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy active lifestyle. However, men and women have varying nutritional needs so multivitamins such asVitafusion™ Men’s & Women’s Complete Multivitamins offer a personalized option to help you feel great and support optimal health.
Remember to have fun and laugh: Laughter really is the best medicine. Research shows that humour and laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. This is also a reminder to myself not to take things so seriously.
- Take Care of the Skin You’re In: Use sunscreen regularly throughout the year. I reach for moisturizers often because I have dry skin. BUT I always look for ones with built in SPF for protection every day against the sun’s harmful rays (UVA & UVB). And yes, even wear it on days when it’s overcast.
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What do you plan to do to maintain good health this year?