As the new year is upon us, many people are making their physical, emotional, and spiritual health a priority. But being healthy is more than eating right and being active.
While exercise and healthy eating habits are essential, there are a few more things you can do to raise your health levels
You don’t have to go on intense crash diets, pick up excruciating workouts, or purchase super expensive vitamins and diet pills to get healthy. There are actually some refreshingly easy ways to boost your health, and here are some of my favorites:
1) LOL - Laugh Out Loud!
Not only does laughing feel good, it's also good for you. Laughter increases your endorphins, and reduces stress. Watch a funny movie, see a comedy show or find a way to laugh at everyday situations. Make laughing more a part of your 2018 resolutions - I guarantee you won’t regret it!
2) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
You should eat your heavier meals earlier in the day because you can burn them off throughout the day. Eating before bed can cause sleep disruptions and play a role in weight gain because your metabolism is slower while you sleep.
3) Stay Hydrated
Water makes up more than half of your body weight and our organs need water to function properly. Drinking water regularly ensures your body will operate like a well oiled machine.
4) Get (Quality) Sleep
While it's important to get enough sleep, you also need quality sleep. The moments right before you go to bed are critical to your sleep. Aim to calm your mind and be in a deep state of relaxation before bed.
5) Go veg once a week!
Replacing one meal a week with a vegetarian meal is a great way to reduce your ecological footprint and improve your health at the same time. Eating vegetarian will help you to cut out calories and saturated fats, as well as increase your intake of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
And before you go, if you feel you have tried everything to get healthier but nothing seems to stick, I have a special gift for you.
It’s called the Limitless YOU Meditation Pack. And in it, you’ll find 4 multi-sensory meditations to become a more confident, healthier, and empowered you.
*The Mind Movies team has updated this post on January 29th, 2018 to include the latest information for our readers.
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.