There’s so much information out there on how to be healthier, better, more beautiful, skinnier, more interesting, more, more and more. What if you could improve your health with what you already have? Here’s 4 ways to improve yourself without actually changing much.
- Go to an acupuncturist in Los Angeles, or your own city – acupuncture can often be a completely new experience. Laying there, completely still, maybe feeling a little anxious that needles are in your face and all over your body. Surprisingly, this can help to induce a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Mental health is an important aspect of overall health, so make sure to take some time to straighten out your mental wellness!
- Build fitness into your regular routine – there are opportunities to build fitness into your daily life. Take the stairs, park a little bit further away when you go to work everyday and make yourself walk across the parking lot. You can even do a few butt squeezes as you brush your teeth every morning. If stairs aren’t your thing, do a sitting plank as you’re in the elevator, even if it’s just for 10 seconds. You’re more likely to keep doing something if it’s already convenient for you. Plus, this way you don’t have to actually change anything about your existing routine, just building on top of it.
- Drink more water – okay this one is cheating a little bit, because I’m asking you to add more of something. But it somewhat counts because you probably (hopefully) already drink water on a daily basis, but you more than likely need to drink more of it. Especially if you’re sitting in an office, drinking more water is the perfect way to build more movement into your routine. If you drink more water, you’ll have to go to the bathroom more, which will make you get up and walk around the office. Who knows, you might even get into more conversations that way with your coworkers, leading to stronger relationships and perhaps a promotion or more opportunities down the line.
- Have more in person contact – we spend so much time in front of technology these days. Sometimes people are so lazy that they text or message each other when they’re a few feet away. This happens in the office, and sometimes even at home. Get up and talk to your colleague, or make time to catch up with friends over coffee or a meal. Yes, it’s more effort and takes more time, but the interaction is often so much more rewarding when it’s face to face. No, FaceTime or Skype does not count. We’re social beings, so act like one!
There you have it, four simple things you can tweak to be just a little bit healthier and happier.