Embrace the dark side

Embrace the dark side

Block all the light sources from your bedroom.

Living a healthy life isn’t all about lifting weights and eating salad. Getting a solid’s night sleep can be just as important to keep our hearts healthy, reduce stress and even make us smarter!

To get a solid night’s sleep embrace the dark side.  Our brains are programmed to wake when it’s light and sleep when it’s dark. Block all the light sources from your bedroom, and cover the LED lights on your electronics. Also try moving your computer or TV out of the bedroom as they can be big distractions to getting a solid night’s sleep.

Drink before you drink

Drink before you drink

It’s easy for a night out to start with a few quick beers, ‘cause you’re already thirsty.

Here’s our tip to help you feel better and reduce your alcohol intake. Drink a big glass of water just before you leave your house/work. First thing you drink when you get to the bar is another big glass of water. And the last thing you drink before leaving the bar is another big glass of water.

Avoid salty snacks

Avoid salty snacks

The salt makes you thirsty, and you’ll order more drinks.

What’s the best way to get you to buy more drinks when you go out? Offering you salty bar snacks and appetizers. The salt makes you thirsty, and you’ll order more drinks. Do your best to avoid the salty choices and always keep a glass of water within reach.

Mix it up

Mix it up

Mix up your activities with a hike, bike ride or a team sport with your buds.

Running on a treadmill for months on end is boring and going to a gym is not for everybody. Go for a hike or bike ride. Or get some pickup basketball or soccer going with your buds.

Every step counts

Every step counts

Stop sitting – get up and walk!

Another free and easy health habit to pick up – walking! Plain and simple walking makes you healthy. The more you walk the healthier you will become. Walk around while you talk on the phone, park your car or get off the bus a few blocks early and walk, take the stairs and walk your kids to school. Walk on your lunch break at work, walk, walk, walk! Lots of short activity adds up.

Did you know even walking 5 city blocks a day can lower your risk of heart attack by 25%—it’s that simple and easy.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7572969 
 

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