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FREE HEALTH TIPS


Laugh… a lot!
Watch cartoons (or at least avoid the news), find a humorous website with endless jokes and visit it throughout your day, have a night out at a comedy club, try to start your day with a funny video and end it by watching your favorite comedy.
Sleep well at night!
Go to bed at a reasonable time and at the same time each night (even on the weekends), make sure your bedroom is relaxing and your bed is comfortable with a good mattress. If you feel you need it, take a short nap during the day… you’ll be amazed by how refreshed you’ll feel.
Be positive and thankful!
Positive thinking is a vital part of good health. Always think positively and try to surround yourself with positive thinking people. Be thankful for all the good things you have in life. Don’t take anything for granted and appreciate the little things in life. Avoid negative language… instead of saying things like, "that can’t be done", try "that may be a challenge, but let me think about the possibilities". Look at challenges in life as opportunities, not problems. Don’t be jealous of others; be happy for them and supportive. Be proud of yourself for your own accomplishments.
Drink lots of water!
Staying hydrated is crucial to your body and mind. Drink water throughout the day. Add a slice of lemon or lime to your water to add flavor. Drinking a glass of water before a meal will help you consume fewer calories and lose weight. Avoid caffeine as much as possible… try replacing coffee with a cup of hot green tea.
Eat less, in small amounts and at specific times of the day!
Spread your meals and snacks throughout the day. Eat slowly and take small bites… you’ll enjoy your food more and your body will have the chance to digest it properly. Avoid processed foods as much possible. If you feel you need a snack, grab an Apple or a handful of almonds. Always make sure you are getting enough nutrients, vitamins and anti oxidants. And, after you eat, remember to floss your teeth to get rid of any dangerous bacteria that may be hanging around.
Sit less, walk more and give your eyes some rest!
Research suggests sitting too much is not good for you. Get up and move around throughout the day… stretch your legs. Make the effort to walk OUTSIDE everyday. A brief 20 minute walk outside everyday can have a huge impact on the way you feel… fresh air, exercise and vitamin D; which is absorbed in your body through the sun, are great additions to your day. If you get bored walking alone, have a friend walk with you or put in your headphones and enjoy your favorite music.
If you don’t need to take your car… leave it behind… walking burns more calories and less fuel.
If you work in front of a computer screen, be sure to close your eyes for 30 seconds every 30 minutes; when you close your eyes your cornea surface gets a rest and is moisturized. Another trick to help your eyes is to focus on an object that is far away… do this from time to time throughout your day and your eyes will be grateful.
Help others!
When you do good for others, you do good for yourself. Every kind gesture helps… smile at others, hold the door for a stranger, tip your server a little extra. If you have extra time in your schedule, volunteer at a local charity.
Socialize!
Meet up with friends at least twice a week. Socializing makes people happy… you’ll feel great and so will your friends. Put aside all the pressures of life and just enjoy the company of others. In fact, a recent Australian study suggests that the more friends you have, the longer you might live.
Get rid of bad, toxifying habits!
Smoking, drinking too much alcohol and eating junk food will not only affect your health, it will also affect your general mood and level of happiness. So, if you smoke, just stop! If you drink too much or eat junk food, simply lower the amount. Detoxify yourself and, within a week, you'll feel a remarkable difference. And… always remember… chemicals are absorbed in to your body. So, try to minimize the use of chemical based soaps, shampoos and detergents; there are plenty of organic alternatives on the market that are just as good and will not harm you.
Don't forget your brain!
Exercise your brain to keep it sharp. Play games, read, do a puzzle… anything that requires you to think. A great way to exercise your brain and work on your balance at the same time is to stand on one leg with your eyes closed – your brain is forced to focus on keeping you balanced. Challenge your memory… try to name all your former schoolteachers, list all your favorite movies, books or songs… keep your memory sharp. Actually, let’s start right now! Do you remember all the tips on this page?