Have you ever read Steven Covey’s “7 habits of highly effective people?” I have. In fact, I read that book at least once a year because it’s so powerful. It talks about what are the most common factors that determine if someone is highly effective or not. And that’s what we can do is apply those principles, but apply them to healthy.
Some of those healthy habits are:
Getting enough sleep. Sleep is the foundation of all health. Without it, you’ll have so many problems. You’ll have memory lapses, and it’s even estimated that you’ll be like a functional alcoholic if you go without sleep for long enough. Secondly, you’ll have hormonal problems as well as more cravings for sugar. Make sure you get up to 8 hours of sleep every night. Try not to watch TV before bed and be sure you drink enough water.
Speaking of water, make sure you drink at least 64 oz of water every day. There was an incredible book called “you’re not hungry, you’re thirsty” that talked about this phenomenon. Most people aren’t always hungry when they think they are. They’re actually just craving H20. So chances are you aren’t getting enough water into your body. This will make a huge different in your health.
Eat more veggies. Yes, this suggestion isn’t that exciting but the reality is that most American’s don’t get enough fruits and especially not vegetables in their diet. You need to be getting at LEAST 9-10 servings per day, and it’s okay if you get more. Veggies contain fiber, phytonutrients and other beneficial subtances and don’t contain a lot of calories. So you know you cant go wrong with veggies. Continue Reading