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What Are The Three Best Health Habits To Develop?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential, but it is not the only thing you must be doing. Exercise and getting enough sleep can also dramatically improve your health.

Our body temperature fluctuates between 98.6 and 98.8 degrees Fahrenheit. It varies from day to day, but it never goes below that. So, it would be nice if your body temperature was always within that range, too. You should avoid a lot of foods that have high sugar content. These include soft drinks, baked goods and fast food. Avoid all types of sugar. You can’t have two healthy meals a day and expect the first one to be fine. You would probably have a lot of sugar-filled snacks between those two meals. This is one area where the internet is invaluable (see #4).

Avoid eating a lot of salty foods. A healthy body can handle more sodium than a regular diet. A salt substitute might be something you can find online.

If you eat too much processed foods, your health will suffer. Many processed foods contain added sugars and refined flour. Just because you put a word or symbol on something doesn’t mean it is healthy to be eating. I have read countless web sites that recommend you eat mostly meat and fruits and vegetables. This is simply not true. If you choose to eat mostly these foods, eat them regularly and make sure to rotate those foods.

There are more health benefits than just eating whole foods. Exercise does a lot of work for you. Exercise improves your body’s function and helps you stay fit, not just the gym. I recommend a workout program like my 7 Minute Body. It is simple to follow, and can also fit in the time you usually spend on the internet.  

Do not stay under-nourished for a very long time. This is the one thing you should always pay attention to. If you stay hungry all the time, you will eventually gain weight. You can get used to eating what you enjoy (especially if you are like me and like the occasional treat). This will eventually lead to a healthy weight and a normal body composition.

If you are an athlete or someone who works out a lot, it is worth considering the many health benefits that come with exercise, whether its a run, a workout or just sitting in an empty parking lot. There is more going on in the brain than most realize. We really don’t understand everything about the human body that can benefit from exercise, but these are a few suggestions.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. If not,  do  leave a comment or shoot me a message and I’ll get back to you.

I have put together a lot of these links because I think they are worth keeping in mind. If you have any questions or suggestions for future posts, I want to hear them! So please do not hesitate to let me know.

If you found this helpful, please check out this list of the BEST weight loss resources by Dr. Joel Fuhrman and this list of the BEST health sites by  Dr. John Berardi.