By Jennifer McGregor
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Are you searching for simple but effective strategies for looking and feeling better? It might sound too good to be true, but sometimes being healthier isn’t as complex as you might think. Continue reading for a handful of practical, easy health hacks to help you reach your goals.
Clean Your Home for General Wellness
There is abundant talk about decluttering these days, and while it’s obvious that doing some editing can keep your home tidier, you might be surprised to learn that there are a number of key health benefits you can glean from it as well. Cutting extra belongings can potentially reduce anxiety, lower your risk of depression, and boost your creative energy. Less clutter means fewer allergens lurking in your “stuff,” and your sleep quality can improve as well.
Speaking of allergens, many people don’t realize how poor the air quality is in their home. To improve the air in your home, open windows on warmer days and add an air purifier (models are available for under $100). Vacuum regularly and brush and groom your pets to reduce dander. With these tips, you’ll be breathing cleaner air, and you can avoid having to hire expensive services down the line (e.g., mold remediation services average $1,994 in Mesa).
Go Outside and Play
A healthy home environment is a wonderful thing, but Mother Nature also has some pleasant perks in store for you. As Mercola explains, spending time in nature can lift your mood, reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety, and boost your body’s immune function. Being around water amps up the mental health benefits even more, lowering your risk of stress and anxiety.
Enjoying a leisure activity is a great way to make the most of your time outside. Cycling, kayaking, or fishing are a few ideas, and boating can bring big fun as well. Another suggestion is to restore a boat. From sinking ship to seaworthy, you can bring an old vessel to its former glory. Be sure to take before, during, and after shots, since looking back is sure to be gratifying!
Healthy from the Inside Out
Your mom probably advised you that “you are what you eat,” and as it’s so often the case, Mom was right! Optimal nutrition is a must for an active, full lifestyle. Medical News Daily points out that a balanced diet also brings other health benefits. For example, it’s a key to weight management and lowering your risk for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke. So, when possible, make sure your meals primarily consist of lean proteins, healthy fats, whole grains, and plentiful vegetables and fruits. Avoid refined carbs, sugary beverages, and excess salt. You can also improve your diet by ordering from a fresh food delivery service. Many of these companies offer their customers healthy options with pre-measured ingredients.
Also, bear in mind that your gut health is of primary importance; without healthy digestion, you can’t pull all the nutrition from the foods you’re consuming. Include some prebiotic foods in your diet, like asparagus, bananas, and dandelion greens, and also include probiotic foods, such as yogurt, miso, and sauerkraut.
Good health might seem complicated, but there are some smart, simple health hacks that can make a big impact on how you look and feel. Cut down on your clutter, get into the great outdoors, and enjoy a nutritious diet. You’ll improve your appearance, energy level, and outlook on life with a handful of well-chosen additions to your lifestyle!
Thanks to guest Blogger Jennifer McGregor for this article!
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