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5 Easy Tips to Living a Healthy Lifestyle

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Living a healthy lifestyle can seem daunting. There are so many things to take into consideration. However, living healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s just about choosing a few healthy alternatives every day. Here are five easy ways to help you live healthier.

1. Drink more water.

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Your body needs water to function. It flushes toxins from your system and keeps everything moving. The more water you drink, the faster nutrients from food can be absorbed into your bloodstream. Staying hydrated also helps increase your energy and keeps your skin clearer. As it is difficult to drink too much water, everyone can benefit from adding a few more glasses into their daily life.

2. Get up and move.

Exercise is also an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The problem for most people is lack of time. It may seem like there’s not a free moment in your schedule to exercise, let alone an hour every day. One solution is adding a few small healthy alternatives to your daily routine. For example, instead of spending time looking for the closest parking spot, park at the empty end of the lot and walk a bit before and after work. Take a stroll on your lunch break. Climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Even a few small things can make a difference.

3. Find ways to destress.

Mental health makes a big impact on physical health. If you are under a lot of stress, make sure you take time to do things you like. Even something simple like watching a movie or reading a book can be relaxing. If possible, it is the best to avoid overloading yourself with too much work. Taking on too much work can lead to burnout and decrease your productivity and efficiency.

4. Sleep.

Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night in order to live a healthy lifestyle. Make sleep a priority in your life because it needs to be. Put your phone on do-not-disturb mode or even turn it off if you don’t use it as an alarm. Limit your exposure to the blue light from screens on phones and computers for at least an hour before bed. A good night’s sleep makes a huge difference in how you feel. If you commit to a regular sleep schedule, you will notice the difference.

5. Eat healthily.

Healthy eating is number one thing most people think of when they want to be healthier, but it is also one of the hardest. You don’t have to get on an extreme diet in order to start living a healthy lifestyle. Start by making small changes. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Start cutting sugar and processed foods out of your diet. Take smaller portions. Over time, these tiny changes will add up to a big difference.

Looking for a guide to healthy eating?

Does deciding what to eat usually lead to you getting fast food because you don’t have time to make anything healthier? Z.E.N. Foods is here to help. Their Healthy Lifestyle Program delivers delicious, nutritious meals right to your door every day – it’s the easiest healthy alternative to take out. You even get dessert on their meal plan. Call (310) 205-9368 for more information or to order. You can also order Z.E.N. Foods’ meal plans online on their website.

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