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4 Everyday Habits You're Overlooking To Improve Your Health

Updated: Oct 17, 2022



4 Everyday Habits You're Overlooking To Improve Your Health


Focus on turning these simple practices into everyday habits one step at a time for better overall health.



October 9, 2022

Michelle Fletcher



What does feeling well mean to you? Does it mean being pain free? Having boundless energy for the things you love to do? Feeling in good mood most of the time? Being well rested? Feeling well can be easier than you think.


If feeling well is something you want to attain, it could be simpler than you think. In this article I am sharing four core ways to improve how you feel everyday. Before reading this article, make a decision to commit to implementing one of these feel well practices for the next four months. Focus on mastering one practice at a time to gain a sense of accomplishment and create healthy habits. Lets go!



Move Your Body


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Incorporating some form of movement 5-7 days a week, will not only help you feel well physically, but also mentally. Your muscles, joints, and ligaments will feel well oiled, as well as your brain! Whether you go for a 10 minute walk or dancing, movement triggers all the good feels. Happy endorphins have a party when you move your body. Do the movement that makes you happy trigger all the good feels.



Sleep


According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), lack of sleep is linked to many chronic diseases and conditions. The CDC states that adults need at least 7-9 hours of sleep. (Check out the CDC's sleep chart for all ages here.) Sleep may be one of the most overlooked ways to feel well. Getting more rest helps your body repair and renew. Your body feels the difference when you give it the time it needs to repair.


If you are having difficulty getting at least 7 hours of zzzz's, consider setting an alarm to remind you to start winding down for the night. Get rid of the screens before bed. Screens before bed trick your brain to stay awake. If you need help falling asleep at night, try some warm chamomile tea or magnesium glycinate. Magnesium glycinate is the magnesium salt of glycine, most often taken to increase levels of magnesium in the body and improve sleep. Both are natural ways to encourage better sleep.



Nutrition


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Nutrition is the nourishment our bodies obtain from food to support our health and growth. Proper nutrition is key to feeling well short and long term. We notice short term effects from what we eat in the forms of low energy, belly aches, colds and flu's, etc. Long term effects of improper eating typically show up in the form of dis-ease, or a culmination of poor eating habits.


Its not a coincidence that food can give you life or drain the life out of you. Processed foods have a tendency to sap your energy. Focus on whole nutrition foods to keep you feeling energetic and well: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Whole nutrition foods are foods naturally found in nature. They contain vital nutrients to help you not only feel your best, but also help prevent disease.



Stress


Stress is often called the silent killer. It has a way of sneaking up on you because of its many faces and forms. You may not realize it's destroying your immune system. Finding ways to relieve stress is important to your physical and mental health.


Here are some practices, than can help you feel well when it comes to stress build up.

. Prayer and/or guided meditation

. Deep breathing exercises.

. Consistent physical exercise and good nutrition.

. Manage social media time.

. Connect with others.


Now that you've read this article, make a decision to commit. Choose one of the mentioned feel well practices and master it over the next four months. Don't overwhelm yourself with trying to make it perfect. Focus on mastering one practice at a time to gain a sense of accomplishment and create healthy habits. To get guided assistance with implementing these feel well practices and habits into your daily routines, send me a direct message on Instagram @healthcoachmich.



 

About Our Contributor


Michelle is a Certified Health Coach who is passionate about teaching her knowledge of health. She is a mother and wife, who transformed her own family's health with the same tools and techniques she teaches. She has become a transformational speaker, leader, and mentor for the community as a health advocate. Her passion remains strong in helping women take back control of their health. You can learn more about Michelle here.

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