Thursday, September 19, 2013

Practice The Basics

When it comes to health, I'm sure we all know more about what we should do than we actually do. Still, I think it's good to be reminded of how many basic things we can be doing for our health. All the little good things we do add up to help improve overall health. 

Here's a list of some basics - positive things you can do for your health on a daily basis:

*drink plenty of water

*chew your food thoroughly 

*have positive thoughts and pleasant conversation while eating 
Negative thoughts/words really do adversely affect digestion--definitely don't watch the news or discuss recent tragedies while eating.

*do deep breathing 2-3 times a day 
It's not hard if you make it a habit, like when you first get up and before you go to bed.

*smile and laugh a lot =)

*keep good posture 
This actually helps your body in several ways.

*spend a few minutes intentionally relaxing

*do 3-5 minutes of stretches

*spend 10-15 minutes grounding (standing barefoot on the ground)
Even if you only do this a few times a week, it'll still help.

*brush & floss your teeth (you don't have to use any paste, or use a non-toxic toothpaste) 
Yes, this really does affect your overall health.

*list 3 things you're thankful for today =) 

These things aren't hard to do. They simply require intentionality until they become habits and a way of life. 

If a list like this makes you feel a little overwhelmed, I do understand. But you can remember this motto - 
"Start somewhere. Do what you can. Celebrate progress." =)

I hope these reminders are helpful. Let's keep practicing the basics and moving toward good health! 

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