- Eat fruit instead of candy
Candies are sweet because they contain processed sugar – usually high fructose corn syrup . On the other side , the fruit is sweet because it contains natural sugar , but it’s still good for you because it’s also rich in fiber which helps you digest the sugar more slowly
- Learn how to cook
Cooking at home is linked to eating healthier
- Eat whole wheat bread
Whole wheat bread is higher in fiber than regular white bread , and the fiber fills you up and helps with digestion by slowing down the absorption of sugars
- Drink plenty of water
The benefits of staying hydrated are numerous , from keeping your body fluids balanced to having more energy .
- Pick up the pace
One 2013 study of nearly 40,000 regular walkers found that slower walkers had a higher risk of dying than their more briskly paced peers .
- Take the stairs
Is an easy way to tone the leg muscles
- Stand on one leg while brushing your teeth
This multitasking activity can improve your balance , which is critical to your health , especially as you get older .
- Wash and dry your hands regularly
Washing your hands with soap and water gets rids of germs . Drying off prevents the spread of bacteria , and is one of the most effective ways to prevent infection .
- Meditate for about 30 minutes a day
Research suggests that medications can help you handle stress , improve memory and awareness , and lower blood pressure . One study found that people who meditated for 30 minutes a day , five days a week for a month saw changes in a part of the brain involved in self-regulation .
- Move your work desk near a window
A small 2014 study found that people who worked in offices with windows did more physical activity and slept longer during the night than people working in windowless offices .
- Nourish those close relationships
A 75 year study by Harvard psychologists found that close relationships were the key to living happier , healthier lives . Scientists found also that a lack of social connections could be as big a risk to your health as smoking .