easy to get overwhelmed when trying to embrace a more
healthful lifestyle. What new diet book should you buy? Should
you join a CrossFit gym? Do you need a tracker, and if so,
which one? And ó gulp! ó how much is this all going to
cost? Itís enough to make you plop back down on the couch
and reach for the remote.
five ways to improve your health starting today that might
even save you money in the long run.
more. Itís the fastest, easiest way to get in some exercise.
And taking a walk right after a meal is especially good for
curbing glucose levels, which is helpful for anyone trying to
rein in blood sugar. Donít wait, though: Glucose hits its
peak 30 to 60 minutes after a meal.
Protect yourself from the sun. Slather on sunscreen and don a
wide-brimmed hat. Discuss your skin sensitivity with a doctor,
and find out if you need to take additional measures, such as
long-sleeved shirts, driving gloves and long pants.
Speaking of doctors: Stop the foot-dragging when it comes to
scheduling your annual physical. Just do it.
the sugar. No one is trying to take away all your ice cream.
But how about a scoop or two once or twice a week instead of
three heaping scoops every night? Find small, simple ways to
trim the sugar out of your diet and youíll trim your
more sleep. This should be welcome news. Research increasingly
suggests that a run-yourself-ragged lifestyle leads to stress,
and stress leads to weight gain (and a stubborn resistance to
weight loss). So get more Zzzs.