100 Ways To Live Healthy: Numbers 31 – 40.
So, here are 100 simple ways to be healthy. Over time, you’ll find that these habits start to accumulate. Before you know it, you’ll wake up and discover that you’re leading the healthy, happy life you’ve been aiming for.
31. Sleep naked.
Following on from keeping it cool in the bedroom, sleeping naked helps to reduce your skin temperature. It also keeps your cortisol levels in check (reducing your stress) and stimulates your metabolism. That’s right! Sleeping naked stimulates the creation of more brown fat cells – which, as we know, help you to burn more calories.
32. Boost immunity with saline nasal spray.
US physician and TV personality Dr Travis Stork suggests using one or two squirts every morning and night. It immediately moisturizes the nasal passages and washes away congestion, allergens and other irritants.
33. Try your genes on for size.
In the last few years, genetic testing has become far more accessible and affordable. Testing for hereditary diseases, understanding which medication will give you side-effects, discovering the correct eating plan for your genes and learning to exercise like your ancestors are all important tools to add to your health box. The future of health is personalized information that will allow you to prevent or treat illness far more successfully.
34. Go barefoot.
According to a review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health in 2012, when you walk barefoot on the ground, the Earth’s surface electrons are transferred into your body, promoting physiological changes. These electrons have antioxidant effects that help to fight oxidative stress, which is associated with inflammation and disease.
35. Drink water and lemon every morning.
Starting off your day with a glass of warm water and a slice of lemon has been shown to aid digestion, support immune function, alkalise the body, promote natural detox and keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. Want to find out more? Click here to discover other benefits of drinking lemon water.
36. Soak in Epsom salts.
Registered dietician Deborah Levy, MS states that soaking in Epsom salts can help to replenish your magnesium levels. This is great news, as magnesium protects against stress.
37. Buy ‘air-cleaning’ plants for your office.
Plants have been proven to reduce absenteeism by up to 50% and minor illness by up to 30%. This is due to improved air quality. By introducing a ratio of three people to every one plant, air quality is significantly improved and dust is reduced by up to 50%. This dust includes the bacteria and mould particles that, when inhaled, cause employees to fall ill. There are also many man-made toxins within an office created by plastics, paint, furniture, carpets and certain cleaning products that are reduced significantly by plants.
38. Colour your life.
“Colour is a powerful communication tool. It can be used to signal action, influence mood and even influence physiological reactions,” clinical psychologist Dr Sandrina Haeck explains. In a new study examining the influence of colour on performance, the colour red was shown to make people’s work more accurate, while blue made them more creative. Investigate how colour affects your mood and apply this to your life.
39. Eat like a Mediterranean.
Following a Mediterranean diet forces artificial sugars and packaged foods out of your life and replaces them with lean protein, omega-3 and high-fibre fruits and vegetables. The health benefits are numerous.
40. Wear sunscreen every day.
We all know that the sun can be damaging, regardless of whether it is hot and sunny or overcast. We suggest a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection. This is a great way to protect against skin cancer and one of the oldest anti-aging tricks in the book. Want to optimize your sun protection? Click here to find out how.