Five Health Habits to Begin Today

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by JPO Blogger
The best way to live a healthy life  is to start today.

The best way to live a healthy life is to start today.

Your mental and physical health both work together to ensure overall wellbeing. What you do today can greatly affect how you look and feel tomorrow. JP&O hopes to provide you with orthotics and prosthetics for you or a loved one in need. We would like to focus on healthy habits to start or maintain to ensure your body’s best health.

Habit #1- A balanced diet can provide you with energy to tackle all of life’s demands. Your diet should consist of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein. Processed foods packed with sugar and sodium should be limited or avoided completely. Eating well will provide your body with nutrients to maintain a healthy weight.

Habit #2 – Frequent exercise can increase heart rate, improve blood pressure and strengthen muscles. Aim to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Find an activity you enjoy and encourage family and friends to join in. Regular exercise can increase mood and focus to help you perform your best.

Habit #3-Green tea has many health benefits. It improves blood flow, lowers cholesterol and helps prevent multiple heart problems. It can increase and even lower metabolism, helping to promote weight loss. Sipping tea reduces stress by allowing you to slow down and relax.

Habit #4- A good night’s sleep of at least eight hours will allow your brain time to process information and restore itself. A well-rested person will be significantly more productive and in a better mood than someone who is lacking. Sleep helps to maintain weight, improve memory and spur creativity. Whatever profession you are in, sleep will improve your work and keep you focused on what’s in front of you.

Habit #5 – Meditation is a practice that allows the body to slow down and refocus attention. If you are new to meditating, begin by sitting in an environment free from distraction. Keep your eyes soft and in a forward gaze. Focus on taking deep breaths and filling your lungs with oxygen. It is normal for your attention to stray; simply bring it back with deep breaths and refocus. The more you practice meditation, the easier it will become.

This month we encourage you to prioritize your health and begin new habits that will benefit your well-being. JP&O invites you to visit us online and discover the many services we have for you or a loved one.

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