Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Health, Small Steps to Improving Yours

If you pay the least bit of attention to the “news” or current magazines, you've realized that health advice abounds, and is different almost every time you turn on the TV or read a newspaper or magazine headline or article. It can be overwhelming to even think about improving your health, especially if your exercise and eating habits aren't the best to begin with!

Whether you’re just considering thinking about maybe taking some steps to improve your health, or already  have pretty good health habits, here are some things you can do to bump it up to the next level. 

Here are a few are simple, proven tips that you can start to use immediately. Choose one—or all!—to begin doing today. Your body and your mind will thank you!
  •  Decrease your intake of soda, coffee, or sweets by just one serving/day.
  • Drink an extra glass of water every day.
  • Eat one more serving of fruits or vegetables every day. If you regularly eat plenty of fruits and veggies try one new fruit or vegetable this month.
  • Exercise—even a 10 minute walk around the block or a few stretches are beneficial. If you exercise regularly, challenge yourself to add a few minutes of exercise or try a new DVD or routine.
  • If you haven’t seen a doctor for a few years, make an appointment today! If you are a woman between the ages of 40 and 76, check out Every Woman Matters You may qualify for free screening tests, including mammogram and Pap smear.
  • If you have a habit that has a negative effect on your health, consider changing it just slightly. If you smoke, challenge yourself to smoke one less cigarette a day. If you eat several servings of junk food every day, limit yourself to just one snack a day. If you frequently eat out, consider going one week without eating out at all (your wallet will thank you too!). Make your servings just a little bit smaller.

 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

What is YOUR favorite health tip?
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 Today’s post is titled “Hope” and based on Romans 15:13

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! Sometimes it's overwhelming to try to start with a huge change...I do better starting small!

  2. Stopping by from A-to-Z and saying hi! You have some good small steps to a healthier life! I stopped drinking soda 4 1/2 years ago and haven't looked back. I am not sure I can do that with coffee--although I sometimes drink less than other times. Upping my water intake has always been a challenge for me too-- so I am still working on that. I also have to work on the veggies. I am a work in progress. :) I would add to the list to get the proper amount of sleep needed for you to be rested. Too often we cheat ourselves on sleep.
    Mary visiting from The View from my World

    1. Thanks for your comments MS! Great job in not drinking soda! I rarely drink it any more either--and if I drink more than a little bit I get a headache and feel yukky. I never got into the coffee habit but seems there might be at least a few health benefits. You are doing great improving step by step! I agree on getting enough sleep--it is so easy to do things other than sleep--I'm guilty of it! But I feel so much better when I get enough.


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