Improving your health does not have to be an expensive task. We know that you are constantly shown miracle cures and hacks to change your life, but the simple fact is, it is the simple things that can make all the difference. In fact, there are several small changes that we make today to help change our well-being that will not break the bank:
Drink More Water
Drinking water is one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your body. It is estimated that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. That’s a lot of people! If you do not drink enough, you will start to suffer from dry skin, tiredness, and dizziness. If you can, try and drink around 1.5 liters of mineral water a day. Mineral water is better for you than tap water because it is filled with minerals that your body needs to maintain good health.
Yoga became a big thing back in the 1990s when everyone discovered how much fun it was to touch their toes. Now people are rediscovering yoga as a way to help battle back pain. Stretching your back and body is a great way to help keep back pain in check, otherwise, you could end up needing a Chiropractor.
If you are unsure of how to start, there are plenty of free videos on YouTube that will show you the basics. You don’t need to twist yourself into knots, just learn some basic stretches and start a daily practice.
Swap it out
Everyone has a sweet tooth, and as a general rule, it is ok to indulge in a treat. However, if you are eating too many treats and not enough good stuff, this can be an issue. It is estimated that around 42% of Americans are obese, this was 26% in 2008. This number keeps rising so it is time to make some healthy swaps.
If you really like your treats, try ditching one a day and substituting with a healthy alternative. Over time, this can add up and you may discover that the other sweet treats fall away as your body starts to crave healthy food.
Getting enough sleep is one of the most important aspects of your health. 70% of Americans say that they have a bad night’s sleep once a month, however, 11% say they never get a good night’s sleep. Not getting enough sleep can affect every aspect of your health. Some of the most noticeable signs that you are not getting enough sleep can be mood swings and daytime sleepiness. Over time, lack of sleep can affect your mental health and is believed to be one of the causes of dementia and Alzheimers.
As you can see, there are some very simple ways that you can make a massive difference to your body. Of course, there is nothing wrong with buying those miracle cures if you want to, but there is always the option to do something that won’t break the bank.
*Photos by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA