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Simple, Everyday Methods for Better Health and Wellness

When it comes to living a quality of life, nothing is more fundamental than caring for your health and wellness. The problem is, life itself sometimes makes this difficult to do. Perhaps you’re so busy that you can’t imagine adding one more thing to your plate. Maybe you’re like many other people who are on an especially tight budget. Maybe it’s both of these reasons or something else entirely. 


Whatever the case, there are practical changes that you can make in your life that will leave you healthier and happier. From practicing at B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center to scheduling doctor appointments, here are some simple ways that you can foster head-to-toe health in your everyday life:


A Fresh Home


Let’s start with your living environment. A messy and dirty home can lead to stress and tension for you and other members of your household. If you’ve noticed more criticism, complaining, and arguing lately, try to bring some order to the mix. Decluttering and deep cleaning can go a long way in promoting a healthier atmosphere for your family.


Consistent Exercise 


Staying physically active is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and well-being. It can improve your cardiovascular system, boost your immune system, reduce the risk of disease, help you age better, enhance your mood, reduce your stress, and the list goes on. 


Moreover, almost anyone can exercise, no matter what kind of physical shape they are in. The key is to find an activity or routine that fits within your scope of abilities. For some, this means walking, running, or swimming. For others, Iyengar yoga, HIIT, and recreational sports are a better fit. These are just a few of many types of healthy exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine. Find one that you don’t hate, and you’ll be more likely to stick with it long-term!


Diet and Nutrition


Diet is a big deal too. In fact, it may be the single most important habit when it comes to maintaining good all-around health. Eating a balanced diet not only can help you manage your weight, but it can also reduce your risk of disease, improve your sleep, enhance your fitness routine, and alleviate depression symptoms, among a slew of other benefits. Base your meals and snacks around lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains, and you’ll be well on your way to healthy eating.


No matter how well you eat, you will have gaps in your nutrition. That’s where supplements come in. Research the many supplements on the market that can target fat and help you burn calories faster. When used in conjunction with a healthy exercise routine and diet, the right product can fill your nutrient gaps and boost your health. Of course, always consult your doctor before taking any supplements. 


Personal Hygiene


It’s easy to let your basic personal hygiene slide when life is busy. This is especially the case for those who work from home and are not going out in public like they once were. Nonetheless, hygiene practices like brushing your teeth twice a day, bathing regularly, and grooming yourself are essential to achieving a high quality of life. Not only does it help you maintain your health, but it also boosts your self-confidence.


Regular Checkups


Finally, what better way to keep up with your head-to-toe health than to consult experts who help people every day? Keep up with all of your regular checkups. This means showing up to the physician, dentist, optometrist, etc. Regular checkups allow you to stay ahead of potential health issues, and they also give you the opportunity to ask your doctors about any lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health and well-being.


Whether you’re under time constraints, living paycheck-to-paycheck, or find yourself in some other situation that makes it challenging to maintain your head-to-toe health, all hope is not lost! Look into quick, cost-effective ways that you can improve your living environment, exercise routine, diet, and personal hygiene. And visit your doctor! In no time, you will notice a big difference in your overall quality of life. 


If you would like to take your health and wellness to the next level, check out B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center—the oldest, most up-to-date yoga center in Las Vegas!

Jennifer McGregor mcgregor_jennifer@publichealthlibrary.org

PublicHealthLibrary.org



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