4 Steps to Better Health
The Basic Steps that will put you on the Road to Better
If you ever wondered what would be the basics of a good health, this article will provide you with the answer.
It's possible to learn how to improve your health in only 4 steps. Each step is a bite-sized nugget of healthy
living information you can actually use.
Let's get started on the road to better health.
Step 1: Good Nutrition
It's not possible to overstate that good nutrition is very important. You are what you eat ... remember that.
Make a conscious effort to gradually improve your eating habits, eating more of the good foods (nuts, berries,
peanut butter, olive oil, greens, chicken, whole grains, etc.) and less of the bad foods (fried food, saturated
fat, fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, etc.). Reading the label of what you're eating will tell you a
Even if you think you lack the needed will power, start gradually improving your eating habits. No need to make
a sudden change. But with steady changeover, you will be amazed at what happens when you start feeling better and
|Fresh fruits, vegetables and breads are
fundamental to good health and major sources
of important nutrients, vitamins and minerals (Image by
Step 2: Nutritional Supplements
In our opinion, nutritional supplements are
very necessary and very beneficial - especially when combined with healthy eating habits. It's very difficult to
get all the nutrients your body needs through food alone, but combining proper nutrition with nutritional
supplements is very powerful.
One of the essential supplements that everyone should be taking is a good
multi vitamin and multi mineral formula. It's an added insurance to good eating habits. Eating well is crucial,
but now that you're also taking a multi, you can rest assured you're getting the nutrients your body needs.
Step 3: Exercise
Exercise is the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to better health. There are so many benefits of
exercising, including stronger bones and improved libido - it's a no brainer to start doing it. Your goal should be
to exercise 3-5 times a week with a combination of cardio exercises and strength training (but no more than 1 hour
per workout session).
It's been measured that if you add 3 pounds of muscle to your body, this added muscle will burn as many calories
as if you ran 1 mile. Muscle burns calories! Remember that as you work on your fitness goal.
|Whether you choose the comfort of
fitness centre for your exercising, or prefer outdoot exercising, you have taken an important
step towards better health. (Image by Freeimages.com)
Step 4: Stress Management and Sleep
Stress management and getting good sleep each night will round out your path to better health. Until you find a
way to manage your stress, it will continue to do damage to your body. Two tips you might want to implement include
prioritizing your day each morning and practicing deep breathing exercises (yes, you probably already knew this,
but have you tried it?). For more information, see our next article, 12
Easy Ways to be Healthier.
Getting enough sleep each night is equally important when you consider your body uses this time to repair
itself. You should aim for 7-9 hours each night. There are two tips you might want to remember: avoid late night
exercising and late night eating. Both "wake up" your body and make it harder to relax and fall asleep.
Now that you have the basics, you can start on your road to better health. But also expand beyond these steps to
better health by doing extra research on each of the above 2 steps. The more extra information you uncover, the
more you will feel confident about reaching your health and fitness goals.