With every bite and drink we take, we make a choice: We can select something that is a net positive and benefits our health or we can choose something that is a net negative and hurts our health.
Hundreds of times a week we make decisions that really are all about us. The decisions we make might appear seemingly small--but eventually significant. When we make positive choices, eating well, getting some exercise and a good night's sleep, it can improve our mood for the rest of the day and in the long-term, reduce our chances of being stressed, or dealing with a potential serious disease.
Food For Your Mood
Studies have revealed that the food we eat has a profound effect on our health, daily experiences, and how long we live. For me, I made a decision to reduce eating sugar, and carbohydrates. As a result, I've noticed that I have much more energy during the day, and I lost some of that belly that appeared out of nowhere.
Exercise...Some Is Better Than None
Once again, studies have shown that people who exercise 20 minutes a day two times a week are happier and have significantly less stress. I'm so down to reduce stress! What's my exercise? I love to walk! I walk about five miles a day and do simple stretching. Listen, ANY exercise is better than an entire day with no exercise activity.
Sleep: Your Daily Reset Button
Along with healthy eating and regular exercise, sleep plays an essential role in our physical wellbeing. I like to say that getting a good night's sleep is like hitting a reset button. Sleep for me clears my mind from the stress things from the day before.
3 recommendations for Boosting YOUR Physical Wellbeing:
Get at least 20 minutes of physical activity each day.
Sleep enough to feel well-rested (generally 7 to 8 hours)
Set positive rules in your life regarding what you will choose to put in your body. The right food is crazy important for your life today and in your future.