4 Tips to Becoming a Healthier You

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A healthier you is possible.

 

However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to how to become healthier. What works for one person may not work for another. Furthermore, what might be healthy for you today may not be healthy for you tomorrow. That said, there are some basic tips and principles that apply to most people. So, let’s get started.

 

Get Enough Sleep

 

Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night. If you find yourself regularly struggling to get enough rest, consider changing your bedtime routine or cutting back on caffeine. Getting enough sleep is critical for overall health and well-being. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults need at least seven hours of sleep per day. However, one in three adults don’t get the minimum recommended amount of sleep each night.

There are many reasons why you might not be getting enough sleep, including work demands, stress, anxiety, medications, and poor sleeping habits. However, if you’re having trouble sleeping, there are things you can do to improve your sleep hygiene and make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

 

Eat Healthy

 

Eating a nutritious diet is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Focus on consuming whole, unprocessed foods and limiting added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium. Weight loss foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. And be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

The specific nutrients you need depend on many factors, including your age, gender, activity level, and overall health. But there are some general guidelines that everyone should follow. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that people consume various fruits and vegetables each day as part of a balanced diet. They also recommend eating less than 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per day and less than two grams (g) of saturated fat per day.

 

Exercise Regularly

 

Exercise is vital for physical and mental health. It can help you manage your weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, improve your mental health and mood, and increase your energy level. The CDC recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week (or a combination of both). They also recommend strength training activities at least two days per week.

There are many different ways to exercise, so find an activity that you enjoy and stick with it. If you’re unsure where to start, talk to your doctor or a certified personal trainer. They can help you create a safe and effective workout plan that fits your needs and goals.

 

Manage Stress

 

Stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health. It can contribute to chronic conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It can also lead to anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. However, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, there are things you can do to manage it.

Try to identify the sources of your stress and find ways to avoid or minimize them. Make time for relaxation and activities that make you happy. And don’t forget to take care of your physical health by getting enough sleep and exercise and eating a healthy diet.

 

These are just a few of the many things you can do to become a healthier you. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. What works for one person may not work for another. But if you make an effort to live a healthier lifestyle, you’re sure to see the benefits in both your mind and body.

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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.