We are all busy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take care of ourselves. We all have to eat, sleep and exercise to be healthy and live our best lives. Getting enough sleep is especially important; it helps us focus, perform better at work, and overall just feel happier with ourselves. Even if you’re not able to make time for a gym membership or hit up a yoga class every week, there are many small things you can do at home which will improve your health (and mood)!
Eat A Balanced Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don’t skip it. You should eat a balanced breakfast that includes protein and fiber to keep you full throughout the morning.
Avoid eating too much at breakfast–it’s tempting to fill up on carbs or sugar when you’re hungry, but this will make you crave more food later on in the day. Instead, choose foods that are high in protein (like eggs) and fiber (such as whole-grain bread). This will help keep hunger at bay until lunchtime rolls around again!
Drink Water, Not Soda
Soda is bad for you. It’s loaded with sugar, which can lead to weight gain and the development of Type 2 diabetes. If that weren’t enough, soda also contains phosphoric acid and carbonation–both of which are known to contribute to osteoporosis.
The best way to ensure that your body gets enough water is by drinking eight glasses per day (about 1/2 gallon), says Dr Paul Daidone. Start by putting a water bottle on your desk or in your car so that it’s always within reach; this will help ensure that you stay hydrated throughout the day! You could also try adding fruit slices or cucumber slices into your water before drinking it; these additions will give the drink some flavor without adding any extra calories or fat grams!
You don’t need to be a fitness buff or marathon runner to benefit from exercise. Even if you just want to get outside for a quick walk around the block, exercise can help you feel better about yourself and improve your overall health.
- Exercise increases metabolism: Regular physical activity helps burn more calories than usual even when you’re at rest, which means that over time it helps people lose weight and maintain healthy weights.
- Exercise reduces stress: Physical activity is one of the best ways to deal with stress because it releases endorphins that make us feel good! It also helps us sleep better at night so we wake up refreshed and ready for anything (even early morning).
- Exercise improves heart health: Dr Paul Daidonerecommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity such as brisk walking or jogging (or 75 minutes per week if done vigorously). However, there are other forms of exercise like strength training or yoga which can also lower blood pressure without causing injury if done correctly!
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It helps you feel better and be more productive, but it also protects against heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
How much sleep you need depends on how old you are:
- Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours per day.
- Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours per day.
- Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours per day.
- Preschoolers (3-5 years): 10-13 hours per day.