Staying healthy should be everybody’s goal. For healthy people, getting healthier is a great achievement. The ultimate reason for our daily hustle is to make enough money in other to do important things and also enjoy the luxury of life. Of what use would all the money be, if the owner is not in good health?
Every once in a while, we over push our boundaries, we stress ourselves too much, and the body can only take so much stress. The way our bodies react to such stressful condition is by breaking down, either through symptoms of sickness or general tiredness. When an individual is been stressed for more than two days, it would definitely tell on the individual.
Here’s how you can get healthier in one minute.
There are things you can do each day that take little to no time but can improve your overall health.
Put on sunscreen daily, 365 days a year. Not only on your face, but also on your ears, neck and hands to prevent age spots as well as both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, which can damage nerves and muscles when removed.
2. Oral Hygiene
It’s not enough to just brush your teeth; flossing is key to removing bacteria and preventing gum disease. Studies have it that people who have periodontal disease are also at greater risk for systemic diseases, including cardiovascular disease.
3. Move or Get Moved
Get out of your chair. Have a desk job? Take a break and do a few stretches. Rather than sit all day on your desk in front of a screen, try taking a 5 minutes break every one hour to take a walk down the stairs, walk around the car park and do some stretching.
Standing and walking frequently helps you burn about 33 percent more calories and also stretches your muscles and improve your posture, thus helping get healthier. If possible, you may also want to consider a stand-up desk.
4. Check your output
Your body waste can signal health issues. Your pee should ideally be light yellow to clear by mid-afternoon. If your urine is red or has blood, a foul odor or if you have pain while urinating, it is advised that you see a doctor. For poop, color can vary based on diet but that bright red or black stools are almost never normal and could indicate bleeding—another reason to see your doctor.
5. Drink a glass of water
You should aim to drink eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day. Staying properly hydrated helps your skin look better, prevents constipation and improves your kidney function.
6. Wipe down your sink
Take a minute while you are in your kitchen or bathroom to wipe down the sink and handles with an appropriate cleaner. Both of these areas were found to be among the 10 dirtiest places in your home, according to research by NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.
7. Personal Hygiene
Replace your dish towel daily and clean your dish sponge after each meal prep. These were found to be the dirtiest items in the home, according to NSF International. Wash kitchen sponges and dishcloths in the washing machine or soak in bleach water and rinse clean after each use. Be sure to wear gloves and protect your eyes when working with products containing bleach.
8. Pop a plank
This fitness move works your entire body and helps build your core muscles, which are essential to maintaining a strong back. Try to work up to a one-minute plank each day.
9. Clean out your inbox
Take a minute each morning to delete any emails you no longer need. You may need to take more than a minute the first time you do this, but if you do this every day, your inbox will become manageable. Digital clutter is mental clutter and can lead to stress.
10. Pay attention to your posture
A study published in Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry found that sitting upright with your spine in line and shoulders back helped people who felt depressed feel better.
I bet you never thought you could get healthier in one minute? With these tips, getting healthier never seemed this easy.