7 Steps to a Healthier, Happier You
by Jim M. Allen, The Big Idea Coach
Health and happiness are not that difficult to have in one's
life. It just takes some attention and some action to insure
that you have as much of both as you desire.
Far from being difficult, tiring exercises, getting healthy
can be quite easy. A few simple acts or lifestyle changes
can put you on the path to feeling happier and healthier
faster than you can imagine...
You don't have to like exercise to be healthy. You don't
even really have to do exercise to be healthy -- at least
not in as much as creating a strict, hard-core diet and
exercise routine. A few simple acts or lifestyle changes can
put you on the path to feeling happier and healthier faster
than you can imagine...
- Eat breakfast every day
Your mom was right, it's the most important meal of the day.
Don't skip it.
- Drink lots of water
In these days of coffee, tea, sodas, seltzers, colas and
coolers it's easy to think we're getting all the water we
need, but nothing beats good ol' plain water. Eight glasses
- Get a good night's sleep
As one who deals with sleep problems, I can tell you from
experience, poor sleep patterns can quickly disrupt your
life. Research shows that 6 to 8 hours of restful sleep is
what most of us need to be happy and productive. If you're
having problems sleeping, contact a doctor immediately.
- Eat more fruit
The old "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" saying may
not be 100% true, but the truth is that fruit provides your
body with need vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars.
- Start walking
For short, nearby trips in the neighborhood, leave the car
at home and take a walk. Do this a few times a week and the
results will amaze you.
- Turn off the t.v.
Read a book, get outside and play with the dogs, have a
conversation with your spouse. Look for things to do other
than watch the telly, especially around news time.
Every day. A real, good, hearty, belly laugh. Look for the
funny things that life has to offer. Share a joke with a
friend. Share a lot of jokes. Laughter is good for the heart
and soul, for your health and spirit.
None of these things requires you to spend a lot of money.
None of them take much time or energy. But each one can,
over time, dramatically improve your physical and mental
health. Pick one or two to focus on this week and be
Jim M. Allen, The Big Idea Coach, is a professional life, business & guerrilla marketing coach and the editor of MyNewAttitude.com. For more great ideas, read his Big Idea blog or subscribe to his free bi-weekly ezine.
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