As much as I know how important it is to do whatever I can to stay health, let’s admit it, aren’t there times you just don’t want to mess around with it all? It can be tiring and time consuming and boring so it’s understandable that we might not want to get out there and do all that other hard stuff you see others doing. You know what? That’s okay because there are some really quick and easy things we all can do to help us stay healthy!
Consider grabbing your toes and pulling. That’s right grab a hold of your toes and pull. Do you know that doing this simple exercise while lying in bed that you are boosting your circulation and helping your feet feel better after being cramped up in your shoes all day. Without the proper circulation to the muscles and nerves in your toes, they aren’t going to work right and then this can lead to pain in your knees, hips and even in your back. Amazing huh?
Here’s a really quick tip for you. Make sure to wash your sheets and pillowcases every week in hot water. This helps to get rid of the dust mites which are a major trigger for allergies.
Do some jumping jacks. You don’t have to do that many, 10 to 20 and you will be amazed at how quickly you feel the stress melt away. When you move your body, even if it’s for a brief amount of time it helps to stop the stress response in our bodies and it will also help to put you in a better mood.
Do you keep your phone on at night? Well, if you want a good nights sleep, you might want to silence that smartphone of yours. By shutting off your cell phone at night it is going to cut down on noisy calls and texts and when you do this you are going to have a much better night sleep and every body needs a nice deep sleep.
Make sure to get a yearly flu vaccine and you might even want to add a TdaP booster as well. This is what protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis otherwise known as whooping cough.
Always make sure that you carry a card in your wallet that has a list of all your allergies, any medical conditions you might have as well as all medications you might be taking. In case of any kind of emergency this will help those in ER to better know how to treat you.
Turn down the volume. That’s right, no matter how much you might like your music on your MP3 or phone they can create up to 120 decibels of sound and that is actually loud enough to cause loss of hearing over time. A good rule of thumb to follow is what they call the 60/60 rule. The volume should be no more than 60% of full volume and keep it to 60 minutes or less a day.
Finally, if you want to cut down on stress and have someone to love you unconditionally, get a pet, especially a cat or a dog. It has been scientifically proven that pets are stress busters. Can’t have a pet? Then find a puppy video and watch it, it will work, trust me.