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Simple Things You Can Do To Stay Healthy

Posted by Anna on April - 1 - 2013

With the current economy everyone is struggling financially. But, you don’t need to struggle to maintain or get your health in shape. Here are at least four things that you can do to treat your body right and stay healthy that won’t cost you anything.

Exercise: It’s been said a million times and it will be said again, exercising is essential to your health. You don’t need to run 10 miles every day or bench press your body weight to be healthy. Most doctors agree that 30 minutes of exercise that increases your heart rate is sufficient. Integrating an exercise plan into your daily routine is also the best way to lose weight naturally. If you have trouble finding separate time to spend at a gym try taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking your car in the back of the parking lot and walking, or swim in a backyard or neighbourhood pool. Exercising doesn’t have to be another boring task to complete each day. You could go dancing, play exercising games like Wii Fit, or go for a bike ride. If you have fun while getting your exercise you are more likely to stick with it!

Drink lots of water: Water is free and the benefits of staying hydrated are endless. Your body weight is nearly sixty percent water, which is why it plays a role in almost every function that takes place in your body. Drinking plenty of water is an easy means of helping eliminate the toxins and waste from your body. It also carries vital nutrients to the cells. Without enough water you can feel drained of energy and tired. Drink as much water as you can. Experts recommend about 64 ounces of water per day. If you are exercising be sure to replenish what is lost during your workout in addition to that.

Get plenty of sleep: Your body needs sleep. Sleeping gives your body time to rest and repair. Getting enough sleep will help you feel rested, decrease your risk of illness, and increase emotional health. Everyone needs a slightly different amount of sleep. Find out how much and make sure you go to bed with enough time to get your number of hours. Most people need between six and nine hours per night.

Know your body: Get to know your body, its abilities, and its limitations. It is important to know your limitations to prevent injury and illness. For women this includes doing things like regular self breast exams. If you are aware of what is normal and what is not you will be better able to tell if there is a health concern. Listen to what your body is telling you. Think about questions like: How do you know when you are hungry? How do you know when you are full? Your body knows what it needs and will likely let you know.

Nadia is an experienced blogger who writes for a variety of health and weight loss blogs including