Instead of spending long hours in the gym or making drastic changes in your diet, consider the following small things you can do to improve your health:
1. flossing more often.
It is probably the easiest way to get rid of bad bacteria from your body. They continuously build up in areas of the teeth that the toothbrush does not reach. Plaque eats away the bone that holds the teeth in place. And bacteria can go into the bloodstream causing diabetes and hypertension, and even premature births.
2. Have a small meal every 2 to 3 hours during the day.
Hunger strikes simply don’t work. There will always be the tendency to overcompensate for the lack of food. Going on long bouts of hunger during the day makes your metabolism run crazy. The best thing to do is to have three main meals and at least two light snacks in a day. This strategy will keep you full and significantly reduces the tendency to binge at the end of the day.
3. Drink coffee at home.
This will not only save you some money but also allows you to cut down significantly on calories you get from all those creams, extra flavors, sugars and more whipped cream you add to your brew at Starbucks.
4. Get a pedometer.
Challenge yourself to walk a little bit longer distance every day. Start at 2000 steps in one day, which is roughly the equivalent of one mile. Add about 100 steps every other day so that you don’t feel the additional impact of the longer distance too much. This will lessen your frustrated and tired feeling at the end of the day and will usually keep you encouraged to go for longer distances in the next few days.
5. Wear your exercise clothes to bed
some people simply lack motivation to get things started. So if getting dressed for the gym or for your morning walk is the problem, get in them at night. Y doing this you get yourself jump started when you wake up the next day, all you have to do is start walking out that door.