Everyone wants to get on the road to better health, but it can be a daunting undertaking. I used to feel that way. I thought the road to better health was paved with hours at the gym and shopping at ultra pricey specialty stores. I’ve found that that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Better Health Doesn’t Have to be “A Thing”
I’ve always been in pretty decent shape. Even after have a baby, and getting into blogging, which can be a highly sedentary career on most days, I held up really well. That being said, I did start to get a little softer (okay, about 20 pounds softer, but still!) than I would have liked, and my energy level was on a downward spiral. That’s when I decided to start making small changes to get myself back into fighting shape.
Easy Tips to Better Health
Everything below can be done in #Just10 minutes or less. The road to better health isn’t paved with hours at the gym. It’s actually paved with small changes that can make a big difference over time.
Limit or Eliminate Sugar
This one is a simple and fast as just not buying sugary junk. Hey, I get it. Anything with sugar in it is fantastic. But when you limit or cut sugar from your diet, you’ll start to feel better in a matter of days. Not only does sugar spike your blood sugar, it also contributes to whole body inflammation.
Switch out that white bread for a multi-grain variety. Eat brown rice instead of white. Use whole grain noodles rather than semolina. Whole grains digest much more slowly, which means fewer blood sugar spikes, and less sugars in your body.
You don’t have to go on an hour run to help jump start you on the road to better health. Instead, do a 10 minute routine of jumping jacks, push ups, and lunges in the morning to help tone your entire body and increase your metabolism. Or take a 10 minute walk – the point is to move that body! We can all handle ten minutes, right?
Drink More Water
The human body is 75% water, so if you aren’t adequately hydrated, you won’t be at your best. Get in that water!
Reduce Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners may not introduce actual sugar into your body, but the sweetness will still cause your pancreas to release insulin causing a spike. In addition to that, some people are allergic to these sweeteners. All natural is best.
Take Your Vitamins
I used to think vitamins were a big fat scam. I felt totally fine without them. Then I started taking a multi-vitamin when I decided to get healthier. It is most definitely NOT a scam. Multivitamins fill in the nutritional gaps of your diet, and they make me feel great!
Veggies and Fruits
Eat lots of fibrous veggies and fruits. Celery, broccoli, bell peppers, and apples, along with berries can really improve your health. They’re full of vitamins, and berries are packed with antioxidants. Every little bit counts!
Don’t Neglect Your Mouth
Don’t forget your oral health on your journey to better health. Make sure you brush, floss, and use mouthwash daily to keep as much bacteria as possible out of your mouth. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream if your gums aren’t healthy, and it can cause damage to your heart, liver, and kidneys over time.
Wash Your Hands
Germs are everywhere, and part of the journey to better health is limiting sickness. Washing your hands regularly helps. And it’s not just before eating or after using the bathroom. Wash your hands every time you come home to limit germs.
Attend the Walmart Health Fair
Walmart is hosting America’s Biggest Health Fair on October 10, 2015. Their motto is #Just10. It’s the idea that just 10 minutes can get you on the path to better health. They know that small changes are a better approach to better health than huge commitments that you most likely won’t stick to.
Better Health with Walmart
With Walmart, the road to better health is easy and affordable. Your local Walmart has all the supplements, oral hygiene products, produce, and everything else you’ll need to make better health a reality for you today. So head to America’s Biggest health Fair at your local Walmart, and get started on your journey to better health now with Walmart.