4 Tips to Improve Your Health TODAY
by Rochelle Griffin
Today I want to do something a bit different. On my Facebook Page, I asked “If we had 5 minutes on the phone together, what would be your #1 question for me?” Jenifer M replied, “What is the 1 thing I could do TODAY to improve my health?” Good question, Jenifer! Let’s get that answered!
This is actually a question I receive on a daily basis in one form or another. While I’ll give you my number 1 tip, I’ll also give you 3 additional hints on changes you can make TODAY.
If I could get you to make ONE change today, it would be to remove sugar from your diet. Besides the fact that sugar is addictive, causes weight gain, interferes with maintaining a stable blood sugar, and is the culprit behind many diseases, it also feeds pathogens that may be present in our body…including candida (yeast) and parasites (bugs.) There are many other reasons why we should stay away from sugar, but it would make this a looooooong article.
Here are 3 additional tips to implement today:
1. Increase your water intake. Most people exist in a state of dehydration. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already behind the eight ball. Water is essential to our good health…not only to hydrate, but to help move toxins out of our body. The longer toxins stay in our body, the worse our health becomes, eventually leading to symptoms and disease. Drink at least (8) 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Not soda. Not tea. Not coffee. Water.
2. Get to bed by 10pm. Yep. The best times to sleep are between 10pm and 6am so your body can repair itself. The time between 10pm – 2am is when our body physically repairs itself. The time between 2am – 6am is when our mind renews itself. I’m not making these times up. Studies have been done. So you can see why sleep is imperative to our health.
3. Get your butt moving! Exercise is critical for good health. Not only to maintain a healthy weight, but for stress management and cardiovascular health. You don’t have to go crazy or join a gym. No worries. You can simply walk for 30-45 minutes 5 to 6 days a week if you are brand new or have health issues. Of course always check with your physician first. If you want something a bit more and need accountability or buddies, join my January Drop a Size group! It will be a blast! The best part is that it’s a place to be fully accepted just as you are…regardless of your fitness level.
In short, when it comes to our health, there isn’t just ONE thing that will move us in the right direction. It’s a multitude of easy, basic things that will…when and if we are consistent.
As you end 2014 and your thoughts turn to what you want to accomplish in 2015, I encourage you to put “a healthy me” at the top of your list. If you work first on yourself, you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of those goals head on!
To Living Your Best Life,
Rochelle Griffin, RN BSN FDN-P
Rochelle Griffin, The Wellness Detective™, is a Registered Nurse (with over 22 years experience) & a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner who has transitioned her love for fitness, health, & freedom into a 7-figure International company that now helps others live Their Best Life.
She founded Your Best Life, Inc with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of physical ruin with her health & the health of their young son. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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