How to Start Changing Your Health Right Now!
I frequently get this question and with so much misinformation out there, I felt the need to weigh in. Here are a few tips to get started improving your health immediately!
Drink more water
Our body is over 70% water, so suffice it to say, it is pretty important! Drink more of it and drink it often. The old adage of 10 glasses a day holds true, just make sure that it is filtered. If you exercise or live in a dry climate, the need for water and risk of dehydration goes up.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Make sure you get eight hours of high quality sleep per night. Over sleeping is just as bad as depriving sleep. Ideally, sleeping between the hours of 10:00AM-2:00PM give you the biggest boost to your health as growth hormone is released.
Get Some Sun
We are so sunlight deprived! Ask yourself “How much direct sunlight do I get?” Most people will say zero. Not only will zero sunlight cause a deficiency of vitamin D, but the fresh air being in nature reduces stress, a leading cause of poor health.
There are so many benefits to exercise, too many to name. Those that exercise are rewarded with better health than those that are sedentary. Studies show that those that exercise live five years longer than those that do not! Exercise comes in many forms; something that you enjoy!
Eat Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit and vegetables are sources of many nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals. Their benefits to your health include cancer prevention, aiding digestion, increasing energy, lowering blood pressure, etc. To start, shoot for a minimum of five servings per day, working up to nine. The more the merrier!
Changing our health begins with small steps. Initially, many can be done easily and without expense. Feel free to contact me if you have and questions! Good Luck and best of health to you!
Dr. Scott Schreiber has been practicing in Newark, Delaware for over twelve years. He is a chiropractic physician that is double board certified in rehabilitation and clinical nutrition. He is a certified nutrition specialist and a licensed dietitian/nutritionist.