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Easy and Simple Steps for a Healthier Lifestyle

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There are a lot of ways to be healthy. But the first step still needs to come from us. We need to have the will to do it. We all have our own excuses, but in the end, we are all responsible for the choices we make. Regardless of our gender, age, or status in life, we must do our very best to take care of ourselves. Here are a few and simple steps for a healthier you.

Stay Hydrated
There are a lot of health benefits that we can get just by drinking enough water. Two gallons of water will keep us hydrated throughout the day. It is said that staying hydrated helps us maximize physical performance. Drinking a glass of water after waking up will compensate for what was lost during your sleep. And drinking a glass of water before meals will also help us eat less as this will make us feel full. But keep in mind, we need to avoid consuming fluids or even solid foods 2 or 3 hours before going to bed as this might interrupt the quality of our sleep.

Have At Least 7 or 8 Hours Of Quality Sleep
Lack of sleep can cause serious illnesses. It also affects our behavior and cognitive skills. So it is not surprising what benefits we can get just by having at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep. Having enough sleep can reduce stress and help us stay alert. Sleeping does not just make us feel relaxed but it also helps our body repair itself. It gives us the energy to add a little exercise on our daily routines.

Exercising does not have to take more than an hour of your week. You do not even need to drag yourself to the gym. Strength training can be performed twice a week for around 15 minutes per session. And cardiovascular training should be 2 to 3 times a week for a total of 30 short minutes. These exercises should be enough to keep you in shape and add a little strength.

Fast At Least Once A Week
Whether it is a religious belief or a weight loss plan, fasting is proved to help us improve our health in many ways. Fasting means abstaining from eating or drinking for a certain period of time. It helps us boost our immune system and will definitely help us live a longer life. One of the most popular and effective way to lose weight is intermittent fasting. Fasting may not be advisable for some, specially for those who are taking medications. But it is still best to consult your doctor before fasting.

Maintain A Normal Body Weight
This may not be that easy as you may need to follow the previous steps. But this may also be one of the most important keys to live a healthier life. Watching your body weight closely means being cautious of your food intake. And maintaining a normal body weight also means lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. It may also lower the risk of many different cancers. Though using a weighing scale may not be that accurate, you can also consider DEXA Scan. It is said to be one of the best and most accurate ways to measure body composition. It is a great way to see exactly where you are now and measure progress. They also show you advanced stuff like muscle asymmetry ( which can lead to injuries ), and visceral fat ( the dangerous fat around organs ).

In summary, following these steps could simply mean living a normal life. And though there may be a lot more ways to stay healthy, these are some of the simplest yet effective ways to do it.


  1. I need to work on getting 7 hours of sleep at night.

  2. Great tips! You can't beat staying hydrated and getting enough sleep xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  3. That's good tips for my 2019 resolutions to be healthier and stronger.

  4. Great advice, Shirley! Sleep is the one that eludes me!!!

  5. very wise tips, Shirley!
    I can say that I do everything, except for fast; but maybe one day I'll try!
    Happy Vday!

  6. Hi Shirley, these are great reminders...thanks!
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. I drink a lot of water but fasting is definitely not for me

  8. Thanks for the interesting post!
    Have a nice day)

  9. I need to stay healthy for my age now. I keep proscatinating. Lol.

  10. Agreed. There is no magic to it just a daily routine.

  11. Great post dear, very inspiring 😊

  12. I am trying to be more healthy this year. I am pretty good with sugar I don't eat a lot it, but I need to add more fruits and veggies to my diet. And sleep is a struggle for me as I have such bad insomnia--inherited. Ugh

    Allie of


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