How To Keep Healthy
 by: George Hutton

Being healthy is one the most important things that you can have, if not the most important thing. However, most of us need only take a good hard look in the mirror to see we haven't been doing a very good job. Don't worry, though, as there are plenty of easy things you can do regularly that can dramatically improve your health in the long term. By the time you finish reading this article, you'll have a couple good ideas of how to get started.

One thing you can do that will have a significant impact on how you feel is to simply stretch everyday. The best time to stretch is when you wake up, while you're still in bed. You don't have to do anything elaborate, or any complicated yoga poses. Just sit up in bed, and reach forward to your toes. Hold it for a few counts. If you do this every day, you'll be amazed how soon you'll be able to touch your toes without bending your knees, and hold it there for a couple of minutes.

Naturally, doing some physical activity every day has plenty of benefits. You don't need to spend hours at the gym or run ten miles to get benefits. You can do whatever is comfortable for you, so long as you are consistent, and spend at least fifteen minutes every day. Walking after dinner, holding some simple yoga poses, or doing some old school push ups and sit ups can be a great way to boost your health.

Of course, diet is one of the key elements to good health. While there are plenty of diets out there, from banana diets to diets where you only eat food that was grown within twenty miles of your house, you don't need to spend too much time finding the perfect diet solution. Just eat a little bit less, and try to stop eating after six or seven at night. This will actually help you sleep better, which in itself can be a great contribution to good overall health.

Participating in a competitive sport has been shown through numerous studies to significantly reduce the amount of stress you have in daily life. With less stress, you'll be much more health, as high levels of stress have been linked to a wide range of ailments. Participating in sports will also give you some exercise, and improve your muscle tone.

Naturally, there are plenty of simple ways to improve your health. The trick is to find the ones that are easiest for you to do, and then simply do them consistently. You'll find that your health improves, and your outlook will greatly improve.
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