15 Tips To Improve Your Physical Health
Your physical health influences your productivity, your lifestyle, your mental health, and your emotional wellness.
It’s so important that you maintain your physical health in order to enjoy your life fully.
1. Drink Water More Often
Your body is made up of water so, it should come as no surprise that you should drink plenty of it.
Luckily, it’s literally on tap and drinking it isn’t going to cost you a thing. By drinking more water, you will be less likely to drink sugary beverages which will save your physical health and your wallet.
2. Wash Your Hands
Germs are everywhere, and the majority of viruses spread through touch. Someone touches the doorknob, the tap, the flusher, and then you come along and touch them, too.
You don’t know who has been there before you and you follow up by eating, drinking or touching your face. Then, you are down for the count with a mysterious sickness.
You would be disturbed to find out just how many people exit the restroom without first washing their hands. Which means that you need to make up for it.
So, wash your hands after you go to the bathroom, after taking the trash out, and before you eat. You don’t need to obsess over it, just be sure to do so regularly.
3. Go Out Walking
It doesn't need to be after midnight, but a simple walk can burn calories. Just a 30-minute stroll can burn as many as 90 calories, so you improve your physical health.
4. Complete Chair Exercises
Just because you work at a desk doesn’t mean you can’t make time to exercise.
Raise your leg and hold it out for a count of five and then the same with the other leg.
You can do this all day long if you want, and it will help boost your lower body strength from the comfort of your desk and obviously your physical health.
5. Take Time To Stretch
Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t get out of bed until you’d had a good stretch?
Try to get that feeling back and run through some stretches before you step foot out of bed in the morning. You can also stretch at your desk.
6. Utilize Your Body
Gyms are great, and it’s nice to have equipment at home, but you can exercise without all of that.
You can use your body to do effective exercises like push-ups, planks, sit-ups, and a whole range of other home exercises.
7. Get A Flu Shot
Make it your business to get a flu shot every single year. Sadly, many people die from influenza each other.
Even if you never experience such a violent strain, you lose work days, time, and physical health when you catch a bug.
8. Take Multivitamins
Sadly, the majority of us aren’t getting enough of the vitamins and minerals that we need.
9. Work 10,000 Steps In Daily
There’s a reason that 10,000 steps are the default for fitness trackers. So, get an app, grab a pedometer or invest in wearable technology. Push yourself to get 10,000 steps in daily.
10. Enjoy Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are an excellent source of protein, but they can also reduce your blood pressure.
Thanks to their fiber content and omega 3 fatty acids, chia seeds will also help improve your digestion. They’re the perfect boost to a smoothie.
11. Just Add Honey
Local honey can help your physical health by protecting you against allergies, it can also help you regulate your blood sugar and fight against inflammation.
The benefit of honey doesn’t stop there, this flavonoid packed treat can also help protect you against cancer and heart disease.
Always buy raw honey – you can add it to your tea or drizzle it in Greek yogurt.
12. Don’t Forget The Sunscreen
Skin cancer is on the rise, and one of the reasons for this is that we’re chasing tans without protecting ourselves.
- You should be applying sunscreen on a daily basis. It isn’t just for summer either.
- You should apply sunscreen before you head outside.
13. Do Deadlifts
In particular, Romanian ones. This exercise focuses on your back, hamstrings, and glutes .
This is really important because your lower back and hamstrings are the two areas of the body that are injured the most often.
So, by doing deadlifts, you are improving your overall strength and protecting your body from injury.
14. Daily Brain Training
Dementia is one of the leading causes of American deaths, and every year, more people are diagnosed.
It attacks your mental wellness, yes, but that also has an impact on your physical health. So, do both a favor by training your brain daily.
Choose activities that require hand-eye coordination, challenge your brain, and stimulate you.
You can play a video game, read a challenging book or just sit down to a puzzle (crossword or jigsaw).
15. Exercise Your Loins
Yes, we’re talking about sex. Intercourse twice a week can boost your immune system, plus it increases bonding with your partner.