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Simple Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy

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At this point, we all know that health is essential. Most of us wouldn't mind feeling a bit more energized, clearer skin, fewer mood swings as well as the physical capability to do the things we want to. We're pretty much all in agreement. This being said, wanting to be healthier and knowing how to go about getting healthier are two very different things.

The following will explore some of the simpler things you can do to help you stay healthy and fit. Of course, every person is different, so their medical history and health needs are going to be slightly different. Always listen to your body when incorporating lifestyle changes, and be sure to include them at your own pace. It's better to make a small permanent change than to be perfectly healthy for a single week.

Breathe Through Your Nose

This one sounds so simple; it's easy to doubt the health benefits of it, but breathing through your nose can have a massive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. There are a few things that your body needs to live: food, water, air, and to stay at the right temperature. It turns out that most of us are breathing wrong and have been for a few generations (altering the structure of nasal passageways in the process). Breathing through your nose results in 30% more oxygen being absorbed by your body. That oxygen is used to keep your body functioning optimally. Benefits include a reduction in feelings of stress, overwhelm, anxiety, and depression symptoms as well as a boost to focusing, creativity, concentration, and memory. Your nose is also designed to filter out toxins and particles from the air you're breathing, which results in a reduced risk for lung cancer and other air pollution-related respiratory problems.

If you typically cannot breathe through your nose (as in, even when you don't have a cold, you're congested), this is a sign that you need to fix something. Your body is telling you that you're allergic to something or that the air quality in your home isn't great. Chronically getting less oxygen is extremely bad for you. Take the time to figure out what's causing your congestion and what you can do to eliminate it for good. Go to an allergy doctor if you need to, or keep a journal noting what you've done in a day and how congested you are until a pattern arises.

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Get More Sleep

Yes, we all know we need more sleep, but despite this, most of us aren't doing it. Not too long ago, the average American got nine hours of sleep per night. Sleep helps regulate our hormone systems which influence every aspect of our health and lives. It impacts our mood, energy levels, immune system, relationships, work performance, appetite (and therefore weight gain or weight loss), memory, and ability to heal. What's especially crucial when it comes to working on improving your health is that a good night's rest has been shown to improve your decision-making skills when it comes to choosing healthy foods and feeling motivated to exercise. Make the time. Get the screens out of the bedroom (blue light impacts the circadian rhythm, which ruins sleep quality) and get some much-deserved sleep.

Get More Sleep
Get More Sleep

Sitting all day is what most of us have been raised to do. We started in classrooms where we weren't allowed to get up without first asking permission and moved onto jobs where if we're not planted at the desk, it doesn't look like we're working. Of course, sitting is a necessary part of our existence, but this doesn't mean we shouldn't keep an eye on it. At least every half an hour, you should be standing up and moving around. The health enthusiasts behind Health Constitution suggest stretching as part of reducing extended periods of sitting (it also increases blood flow, cultivates calm, and improves mobility). Just 30 seconds of stretching here and there can help combat the negative impacts of sitting all day.

Sit Less
Sit Less

Focus On Stress Reduction

Stress is actually a hormonal response in our system, and this means if we're overloaded with it, our hormones aren't balanced, and our body is struggling to handle that. Studies have connected stress to dozens of chronic illnesses for just this reason. Reducing stress is going to look different for everyone (but we're willing to bet getting rid of a few of the things on your to-do list is going to help). It might mean learning to say no. It might mean finding another job because the one you have is literally breaking you. It might mean yoga, or meditation, or snuggling with a beloved pet. It might mean finally talking to a counselor about your childhood or your debt.

Get Yourself In Nature

Finding the time to walk in a park or wander through a forest or sit at the water's edge will not only help to drastically reduce that stress we were talking about before, but it will also improve your overall mental and physical health. Studies have even shown that half an hour in forest results in a week-long boost to your immune system. Figure out what sort of nature appeals to you and find a way to get there at least once per week. You don't have to make a big deal out of it—you can read a book on the beach as you listen to the waves slap against the shore, you can sit on a log in the woods and practice breathing through your nose, you can hike, swim, eat, or play manhunt with your friends. Whatever works for you. Just get out into nature.

The above tips are some of the easiest ways to cultivate a healthier lifestyle. Of course, every person is beginning their fitness journey at different points. If one of the above suggestions is too difficult for you, that's okay. Start small by doing what you can and celebrate any small victory. Even sitting for five fewer minutes today than you did yesterday is worth applause. Again, it's better, in the long run, to slowly develop habits that stick than to go all out for a few days and burn out from the sudden changes.

Take Advantage Of New Technology 

Technology plays an increasingly influential role in health and wellness. From research and the development of new treatments and medications to activity monitoring, there are multiple advantages for individuals, care providers and healthcare businesses. If you’re looking to get fitter or improve your diet, you can take advantage of tech, for example, wearable devices and apps that analyze nutrition. As well as offering benefits for people who want to lead a healthier lifestyle, technology has also paved the way for companies and organizations to collect and use data to improve treatment outcomes, identify trends and improve relationships between patients and medical professionals. Business analytics in healthcare is a growing field, which is opening doors and providing opportunities for health and wellness companies to provide superior services for clients at the same time as making it easier for individuals to make healthier choices and track their progress.

Maintain A Clean Environment-Indoor And Outdoor

The air you breathe, and the condition of the environment you live in can significantly affect your health and quality of life. Contaminated air can lead to asthma, headaches, colds, allergies, fatigue, skin problems, and other health issues.

Indoor and outdoor plants can significantly reduce air pollution, but this is not enough, especially when the world relies on more technology today to run every aspect of life. An RTO manufacturer can have a permanent solution to air pollution. Volatile organic compounds and air pollutants are destroyed through oxidation. This ensures your indoor air quality is fresh and clean.

Remember to keep the environment, including your home, clean and all appliances in good working order. Carbon monoxide detectors have a significant impact on your home's indoor air quality. The last thing you want is to inhale toxic gases or cigarette smoke while resting at night. You'll avoid frequents trips to the doctor with a simple act of air purification.

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About The Authors

Karan Emery

Karan Emery - I'm a research scientist interested in learning more about how neural activity influences and shapes human behavior. Project design and management, data analysis and interpretation, and the creation and implementation of testing tools are among my specialties. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and coming up with practical solutions to issues that are widely applicable. My colleagues would describe me as a driven, resourceful individual who maintains a positive, proactive attitude when faced with adversity. Currently, I’m seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop and promote technologies that benefit human health. Specific fields of interest include data analytics, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

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