We all want to be healthier. However, we sometimes associate “getting healthy” with long and complicated processes, such as adapting a complicated new eating plan or making massive changes to our fitness routines.
Improving your health doesn’t have to be some big, convoluted ordeal. In fact, you can do little things to make positive changes to your health in the next five minutes. If you want to be healthier right now, then try these quick and simple tips.
Brush and Floss
It doesn’t take that long to brush and floss, but you’ll instantly enjoy the feeling of a cleaner mouth. The Journal of Dentistry recommends that people brush and floss twice a day, but many fall short of this goal. While it’s best to try to brush and floss both morning and night, there’s nothing wrong with getting up and doing it right now. There’s no right or wrong time to take care of your oral health.
Get A Glass Of Water
If you’re sitting on the computer with a soft drink in your hand, go swap it out for water. Most people aren’t getting the appropriate amount of water each day. Dehydration can lead to a lack of energy, poor cognitive function and a negative mood. Go get a glass of water and drink it to instantly feel an improved sense of wellness.
Do Two Minutes Of Cardio
Exercise is important, but not all of us have the motivation to go for a long run or to drive to the gym. However, a lot of new research is saying that two minutes of heavy cardio can be just as effective in improving our health as an hour of less impactful exercise. Two minutes of skipping rope or doing jumping jacks will elevate your heart rate and flood you with endorphins. You’ll feel instantly better afterwards, despite the short length of your workout.
Eat Something Green
A lot of health articles talk about the foods that you should eliminate from your diet, but they don’t put enough emphasis on the foods that you should add. If you want to instantly feel better, go eat something green. Whether it’s a salad made from kale or a few stalks of celery, you’ll feel fuller and more energetic. This is a simple way to improve your health and prevent yourself from snacking on empty calories later on in the evening.
Being healthier doesn’t have to mean huge lifestyle changes. Instead, it can mean making little tweaks to your behavior that start to add up in a beneficial way over time. Creating healthy habits is about a bunch of little behavioral tweaks, not massive changes to your behavior overnight.