Blog 7/11/2017

Weekly Clinical Service Dose: You Can Be Healthier This Week By Using These 4 Simple Hacks

We all know cultivating a truly healthy lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge. But the good news is there are plenty of little things we can do, right here, right now, without completely turning our lives upside down.

Here are 4 tips on how you can easily make your week a bit healthier.

1. Substitute candy with berries.
Even though it’s common knowledge you shouldn’t feast on refined sugar, resisting those chocolate bars that are calling your name is easier said than done.  But there’s a great healthy alternative that can satisfy your sweet tooth — berries.
Instead of snacking on candies, donuts or muffins, have some berries. They are full of antioxidants, and are a good source of fiber.

2. Make drinking water a competition.
With the weather getting more and more chilly, it’s easy to forget to drink the recommended nine to 13 glasses of water per day.
Make a bet with your friends on who can drink a healthy amount of water every single day, because nothing is as motivating as participating in a competition with your friends and family.

3. Take 20 minutes to meditate.
Taking 20 minutes each day to concentrate on yourself doesn’t cost a thing, but the benefit to your general well-being is priceless. A consistent meditation practice can help you have better sleep, lower stress levels, and better focus.

4. Create a playlist as long as your workout.
Even better, make sure your favorite song comes last. You see, quitting your workout routine early is always beyond tempting. However, this can be avoided if you make sure your playlists are as long as your workouts.

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