It’s the simple things in life that keep us healthy, and I mean that literally. Sleep, water and fresh air are great places to start when you decide to make health changes.
Sleep is essential to our well-being; it allows the body time to refresh and renew but it is also a time for the body to heal and repair itself, which is why is it is good idea to have a small amount of healthy protein before going to bed (Protein is needed for repair.) Tips to sleep better – don’t watch TV in bed; use 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil under your pillow; take 4-5 deep belly breaths lying on your back. Sleep tight!
I’m not sure I can say much about water that hasn’t already been said (and read!!) by everyone. Drink lots of water, enough to make your urine clear when you use the toilet. Drink water instead of sodas. Always carry a water bottle with you and make an effort to empty it often.
Spending time outside is refreshing, relaxing, invigorating and soothing; all great benefits we all want more of. In theory we should all be able to get plenty of fresh air every day but the reality is that we often go days without decent exposure; we can go from house to car to office or errands without walking more than 100 yards outside. We have to intentionally get out into fresh air daily to get the benefits. Perhaps there is a park or walking trail nearby – go for a short stroll (this isn’t about exercise, though that is a nice side-benefit!), or maybe take the dog to the dog park, even sitting outside on a bench works.
Now it is time for me to go to bed and get some sleep!!