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    Metabolic health is your body’s ability to maintain ideal levels of blood sugar,  blood pressure, and waist circumference. All of these statistics help measure your overall health. The better these numbers, the better your overall health. 

    1. Eat Healthy Foods

    This is not new information, but it’s still the core of creating a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, almost nothing else you do will matter. Fueling your body with clean energy is the key to building a healthy lifestyle.

    What You Can Do Today

    You can’t change your diet overnight. But you can make healthier choices. Start by getting rid of junk food, or at the very least hiding it out of sight or somewhere hard to get to.

    Put healthy foods like fruits and vegetables in easy to reach places so you’re more likely to snack on them instead.

    2. Move Every Day

    This isn’t a surprise either. You know you need to exercise more. So what’s holding you back?

    What You Can Do Today

    Start just by moving more. Set a reminder on your phone to stand up every hour for three minutes or so. Take a walk during lunch. Park at the back of the parking lot. Always take the stairs.

    3. Set a Regular Sleep Schedule

    Sleep is a fundamental core to maintaining proper health. In a perfect world, you’d get up and sleep with the sun cycle. Even if that’s not realistic for your lifestyle, you should still set a regular bedtime and wake up time you follow every day.

    What You Can Do Today

    Highlight problems that keep you from getting good sleep. Upgrade your mattress or linens if you’re not comfortable, or buy blackout curtains if light keeps you awake. Set white noise or pink noise to help you sleep better.

    4. Drink Plenty of Water

    If you’re drinking your calories, you’re doing it wrong. Water should be the main beverage you drink, and all (or at least most) of your calories should come from real food.

    What You Can Do Today

    Get a water bottle you like and start carrying it with you everywhere. If you hate the taste of water, get an infuser and add cucumbers, mint, strawberries, or lemon so you can enjoy it more.

    5. Manage Stress in Your Life

    A small amount of stress or stress in short bursts is really good for you. Long-term stress can wreak havoc. It contributes to ulcers, depression, anxiety, headaches, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

    So learning to manage stress is important to keep a healthy lifestyle.

    What You Can Do Today

    Meditating and journaling are often the two best DIY ways to manage stress. But it’s also a good idea to find someone you can confide, whether it’s a close friend or family member or a therapist.

    8. Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Your Products

    Personal products and cleaning solutions often have a lot of chemicals that we don’t know exactly what they do. What’s scary is as more research comes out, we find that they have negative health impacts we didn’t even know about.

    What You Can Do Today

    Start learning about the most common chemicals in cleaning and personal products, and learn to spot them in your products. Then replace them with safer alternatives. Visit a high-quality hair store or your local health food store for safer options.

    Article Sourced By Dale Harris

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