Each year we make goals to be healthier daily and to lose weight. For many, those goals don’t stick and they become overwhelmed or bored If you want to be healthier daily, here are a few simple suggestions.
Be Healthier Daily
Get More Sleep
If you didn’t have an excuse to leave a party early or skip out on a late movie, now you do! Getting more sleep can help your mental and physical health
You’ll be able to think more clearly, have more energy, and even lose weight. Adults who get at least 7 hours of sleep each night tend to have less calcium build up in their blood vessels and arteries, according to one study.
Your body’s metabolism is also connected to sleep and even your mood. If you want to feel all around better, get enough sleep.
Walking helps to stretch your muscles, get them moving and boosts your metabolism. Even though walking isn’t considered vigorous exercise, walking fast enough to elevate your heart rate can help you decrease blood pressure and even lose weight.
The American Heart Association recommends exercising 5 days a week for 30 minutes. Walking the dog, taking a break at work, or even parking farther from your car can help you get more walking in.
One great way to get motivated is to buy a pedometer or a fitness tracker. You can connect with friends and family and compete with one another to get the most steps.
Limit Added Sugar and Salt
The suggested amount of sugar we get is 150 calories a day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) for men and 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons) for women. Just one can of soda or a cookie puts us over the limit.
Added sugar can lead to weight gain, diabetes, headaches, and more. It can boost energy levels for a little but will leave you with a crash and feeling sleepy.
Salt is another item that most people eat way too much of. Too much salt can lead to high blood pressure and kidney problems.
Try to not add on extra salt to your meals, especially at restaurants because they usually add more than enough in.
If you want to be healthier daily, take supplements that give you all of your daily vitamins and minerals. Lots of times, we don’t get enough from our food and getting enough makes a big difference.
Vitamins are easy to take and even come as gummies now! Leave them at your desk at work or on your counter at home so that you remember to take them.