Every Day Habits to Promote Better Health

Every Day Habits to Promote Better Health

Changing unhealthy habits or adopting new daily habits, even small ones, can make a huge difference in your overall health and longevity. Better daily habits, not only have a positive effect on your overall health but also help with stress levels, sleep, happiness, and prevention of sickness and diseases. 

The best way to get ahead of possible health complications and always feel your best is by looking at the simple things first: your everyday habits. Every single habit from what you do first thing in the morning to the last thing you do before bed plays a role in your overall health and the way you feel. 

It can feel overwhelming when you start thinking about changing your daily habits or trying to change all your habits at once. However, adopting new everyday habits to promote better health doesn’t have to be challenging. You can start with one new habit at a time until you’ve built up consistency. And in this article, we’ll help you learn about new everyday healthy habits you can adopt and how to start integrating them into your day-to-day life. 

Wake Up Early

You don’t need to become an early riser in order to reap the benefits of waking up early. Even waking up an hour earlier than your normal time can greatly benefit overall health. The human body and brain follow a circadian rhythm that helps regulate sleep and wake patterns set by the natural environment, such as the rising and setting of the sun. The circadian rhythm also corresponds with the body’s cortisol levels; a hormone linked to metabolism, the immune system, stress responses, and energy levels. 

These cortisol levels typically begin to rise right before sleep and continue to rise into the early morning, peaking at around 8:30 to 9:00 in the morning and then fall throughout the day. So, when you follow your body’s natural circadian rhythms and cortisol levels by waking up earlier, you will maximize energy levels, productivity, and overall health in a simple way.

Get In Exercise

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to optimize your health and longevity. Regular movement is essential for maintaining healthy bones, muscular structure, and mobility. Beyond that, regular movement also helps control weight and keep off unhealthy fat and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. And you don’t need to be a fitness junkie and do long, intense workouts to receive these benefits of exercising regularly. 

The recommended amount of regular exercise includes 30 minutes of movement five to six days a week. The exercises or movements don’t have to be intense or beyond what you’re capable of doing. Something as simple as a 30-minute walk or yoga flow practice can make a positive impact on your health and add years to your life. You can also add more movement to your daily life by taking the stairs, standing up and moving around more often throughout the day, or taking a short walk during your lunch break. The easiest way to add regular exercise into your routine if you aren’t used to doing so is by finding things you enjoy and that don’t feel like a chore. 

Drink Water First Thing

If the first thing you do in the morning is head over to the coffee machine, you may want to head to get a glass of water instead. This doesn’t mean you still can’t have your favorite morning cup of coffee. However, going for a glass of water first thing will help rehydrate and aid in your hydration throughout the day as well, which is vital for your health. 

Starting your day off dehydrated can make it harder to get to the hydration levels your body needs. Dehydration can lead to fatigue and headaches. Not only does drinking water first in the morning help with hydration throughout the rest of the day, but it also helps aid in your digestion and metabolism.

Eat Well

Eating well and making healthy eating choices is common advice for living a healthy life or improving current health conditions. It may sound overused, but it’s true. Healthy eating is crucial for optimal health. Making healthy eating a habit doesn’t mean you have to restrict or deprive yourself. You can make your eating habits healthier by making simple changes to your food choices and eating routines.

One easy way to make better nutrition choices in your daily life is to start incorporating more nutrient-dense foods into your diet. Humans get their nutrients from many different foods so it’s important to change up the variety of foods throughout your day, your week, and on your plate to ensure you get all the nutrients your body needs. 

Another simple way to add in daily healthy eating habits is to make sure you don’t skip breakfast. Even if it’s a small breakfast, nourishing your body in the morning helps fuel your energy and make sure you receive the nutrients and vitamins you need daily.


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Minimize Screen Time

It may seem like a quick fix, but you may be more addicted to your phone or computer than you realize. Being constantly connected to your screen can have more damaging effects on health than you may realize. Just think about how many times a day you check your phone and then end up mindlessly scrolling on social media. Now think how else that time could be spent; taking a walk outside, cooking a healthy meal, taking a new exercise class. 

Constant social and screen connections can increase perceived stress and decrease natural melatonin production, which could interfere with sleep and then lead to other health issues. Instead of surfing the web or checking Facebook until you fall asleep, create a no-screen rule one hour before bed to allow yourself to relax and unwind without stress or blue light disruption. 

Give Your Skin Some TLC

One common topic left out when discussing healthy daily habits is your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects you from germs, covers internal organs, and helps regulate the body’s temperature. However, the skin is often overlooked when finding ways to improve health on a daily basis. The first step to healthier skin, and ultimately optimal health, is to start within. Pay attention to what things you’re consuming that are harmful to the skin. Things like not getting enough sleep or drinking enough water, malnutrition, and consuming alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and sugar all take a toll on the health and look of your skin. 

On the outside, the most important thing you can do is help protect yourself from skin cancer by protecting your skin from the sun daily. The best way to protect your skin from harmful sun exposure is by applying sunscreen to exposed skin, wearing clothing that covers your skin, and wearing a hat and/or sunglasses to protect your head, face, and eyes. 

The Bottom Line

Promoting better health doesn’t mean that you have to drastically change your lifestyle. By focusing on small and easy everyday healthy habits, you can improve your health for the long term. Start small and build up your consistency and habits. It may feel challenging at first but once your new habits become a routine, it will feel like a normal part of your daily life and you’ll feel good about ensuring your health is long-lasting. 

To learn how CORR can help you promote a healthier lifestyle and optimize your health with our cutting-edge health optimization therapies, reach out to us today to speak with a team member. Our experienced and professional team will help you create a personalized plan to help you optimize your health and feel great.