Seven Easy Head-To-Toe Health Strategies You Can Start Now
According to research, Americans spend more than $4.1 trillion on healthcare. Yet many people still suffer from chronic conditions and preventable illnesses. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The following tips from Achieve Hypnotherapy can help you improve your overall health today!
1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight can lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and stroke. If you need to lose weight, you should limit portion sizes, increase physical activity, drink plenty of water and substitute healthier alternatives for the unhealthy foods in your diet. Set realistic goals and keep track of what you are eating and how much you are exercising.
2. Make Your Home a Sanctuary
A healthy, peaceful home environment can be a sanctuary from the stresses of the outside world. Start by decluttering. Throw out, sell or donate anything you don't use. Clean out your cabinets and closets and reorganize them. Turn an extra bedroom into a serene meditation space. Set up a regular schedule to clean your home — and be sure to stick to it as closely as possible.
3. Avoid Isolation
Working from home has many benefits; however, it is easy to become isolated when you don't have a reason to leave the house every day. Schedule some time to see people every day. Stop by your office to catch up with coworkers. Go to the grocery store. Join a book club or other social activities. Avoid allowing work to take over your life by creating designated hours for work and not working outside of those hours.
4. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough quality sleep helps you stay focused, reduces depression, helps your body fight off infections and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Most adults need at least seven hours of quality sleep to stay healthy.
If you are having trouble sleeping, try changing your daily routine. For example, exercise in the morning instead of at night. Keep your bedroom dark and quiet. Establish a bedtime routine and stick to it. If you are still struggling, talk to your doctor. If you have symptoms of a sleep disorder, your doctor may order a sleep study.
5. Get Mental Health Support
If you are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and stress, get mental health support. Online therapy is secure, convenient, private and does not require a long-term commitment. Accessing a therapist online allows you to choose from a wider variety of licensed professionals than are available in your local area. Online therapy can also save you money and time on travel. Most therapists offer free consultations so that you can find out if a therapist is a good match before committing to paying for services.
6. Reward Yourself
When money is tight, it can be tempting to deny yourself any kind of indulgence. However, there’s something to be said for rewarding yourself from time to time. Investing in a new wardrobe is a particularly good way to boost your self-confidence, which can do wonders for your health! In fact, when you feel better, you also tend to be more productive and effective – both at work and at home – meaning the occasional indulgence pays off in more ways than one.
7. Reduce Your Sodium Consumption
Too much salt in your diet can lead to high blood pressure. Try adding flavor to your food by adding lemon or lime juice, herbs, garlic, red pepper flakes or a salt-free seasoning blend. Don't keep a salt shaker on the table and taste your food before you add any salt. Cook more meals at home so that you can control the sodium content. Packaged foods and restaurant meals are often high in sodium.
If you are unhappy with the state of your health, you are not alone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your overall health by incorporating a few simple strategies into your day-to-day life.Achieve Hypnotherapy can help with pain management, weight loss, quitting smoking, and more! Click here to schedule your free consultation.