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Healthy Living Tips For Your Busy Life Staying healthy in a busy world doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to find more time to do even more in your day. But, what it can mean, is finding smart ways to stay healthy...
Staying healthy in a busy world doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to find more time to do even more in your day. But, what it can mean, is finding smart ways to stay healthy, including a simple avoidance of things that are bad for your health. Here are three quick and easy healthy living tips to improve your health when you are short on time.
One of the long term causes of disease and illness is toxicity. We are constantly exposed to toxins in our environments and through our foods. Our bodies are designed to filter out toxins, but not in the capacity in which we are exposed to them in this day and age. That’s why it’s important to do what you reasonably can to reduce your exposure to or avoid toxins.
One way to avoid toxins in the foods you eat is to choose locally grown organic foods. Luckily, here in Arizona, we are fortunate enough to have farmer’s markets popping-up year round. If your first thought when you hear organic is “expensive,” then ask yourself this: “Would I rather pay for prevention or would I rather pay for treatment of disease?”
If your body already feels heavily taxed with toxins, try a detox bath to help draw some of those toxins out of your body. Add 2 cups epsom salt in a bathtub full of water and soak for at least 20 minutes. This is an easy (and relaxing) way to help your body recover from the overload of toxins it’s likely been exposed to. Epsom salt baths can also help relieve minor aches and pains after a workout or after physical therapy.
Inflammation can silently wreak havoc on our bodies and the long term effects are damage and debilitating disease. Fortunately, we can easily reverse this for ourselves by making good choices in what we eat, prioritizing sleep (more on that below) and choosing supplements wisely.
Substitute take-out or drive-thru meals (that cause inflammation), with leafy green vegetables (that reduce inflammation.) At the very least, opt for a salad instead. By eliminating foods that cause inflammation and replacing it with something that reduces it, you are doubly helping yourself and your health.
Additionally, supplement with curcumin. Curcumin can be found in turmeric and studies have shown this to be wildly effective against fighting inflammation in your body. When choosing your supplement, be sure to find one that is easily absorbable into your body.
Always consult with your primary care physician prior to making any changes to your regimen or adding supplements to your diet.
Many times the first thing that suffers when our to-do list gets longer, is our sleep. We falsely believe that cutting our sleep time gives us more time in our day. In reality what happens when we are short on sleep is that our ability to be productive and energy levels both suffer. This makes us less efficient during the day. Getting a good night’s sleep helps to reduce inflammation, allows your body to restore itself and prepares you to hit the ground running the next day.
Adding physical therapy to a health and wellness program can aid you in your quest for health. Contact us to find out how physical therapy might help to improve your general health and well-being.