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?
I’m also blogging the A to Z Challenge at Nebraska Family Times.

 Today’s post is titled “Hope” and based on Romans 15:13

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