It’s not just about Physical Health, it is also Nutritional, Social, Mental and Financial Health! Check out some of the below tips to have a Healthy Month and Life!
- Exercise two to three times a week, don’t get burned out!
- Walking and swimming are great activities with low impact.
- Try something new! Stretching is a great option, how about yoga or pilates?
- A few more fitness tips and “moving” ideas: Some other ‘keep moving’ tips: use the stairs instead of the elevator, walk briskly when you can, and look for a fun sport or activity you enjoy, maybe tennis or golf?
- Adopt a dog and take Fido for walks every day.
- Eat whole grains. Two and a half servings of whole grains a day can significantly reduce your chance for a stroke.
- Eating foods that are antioxidants can help improve focus, problem-solving, and memory.
- Supplements can help, but food with antioxidant properties work best.
- Eat goji and blueberries. They are both part of the new group called superfoods. These are the best foods to eat for the most nutritional punch.
- Water. Staying hydrated benefits your body and brain by keeping you detoxified and
- oxygenated, so drink lots of water.
- Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, along with providing essential vitamins, minerals and fiber good for overall health.
- Do you ever think about traveling? Then do it, or at least start planning. Planning trips can be excited and full of fun.
- Join a social group that interests you. Many parks and rec departments have classes such as photography, art, dance and music classes. Find one you like and join.
- Laugh, laugh, laugh! Read the comics, watch comedians or just joke with friends!
- Volunteer! There are many great organizations near you to give your time. It is a gesture that everyone can appreciate.
- A health brain may include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a combination of the B vitamins, the antioxidants of C and E and vitamin D.
- Learn a foreign language to keep your brain sharp.
- Read! Anything from a book to the back of a cereal box, reading keeps your mind healthy.
- Do jigsaw puzzles, they aren’t only fun, the problem solving can help your brain.
- Since you are legally responsible for everything in your tax return, make sure you have a great accountant you can trust.
- Use money savings websites like www.gasbuddy.com, www.gaspricewatch.com for the cheapest gas prices, and find great grocery coupons at www.thecouponclippers.com.
- Calculate how much income you will need to retire. Check out this chart to help you plan. http://healthyaging.net/retirechart.htm
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