1. Drink more water! We all know it, but few do it consistently. Keep your water bottle with you, and drink half your body weight in ounces EVERY DAY! If you weigh 150, that’s 75 ounces. Easy to do, and free!
2. Eat slowly! Experts assure us that just adding 5-10 minutes to each meal does wonders for our digestion, and helps us naturally eat less! Slow down, chew mindfully, and enjoy your food more. Another freebie too.
3. Stop at 80% full. The Japanese call this Hara Hachi Bu… and they know what they are talking about. Many people who live to be over 100 years old on the island of Okinawa follow this simple health principle.
4. Eat more protein. We live in a carb addicted society. Sugar is in everything. But when you eat more lean proteins, you feel fuller, your body has the amino acids it needs to recover and support muscle, and you are less likely to put on unwanted pounds.
5. Eat 5-9 servings of fruit and veggies daily. The easiest way to do this is to start your day with a green smoothie. Ignore the donut and coffee, mix up a delicious smoothie, and you can get 5-6 servings of fruits and veggies first thing in the morning.
6. Exercise a little more. Were you taught that 20 minutes, 3 times a week was sufficient? Well… no. Our bodies really need at least 5 hours of exercise a week. The good news? Everything counts! Park your car at the far end of the lot, take the stairs, walk your dog, get a standing desk. Anything you can do to move more will pay off big benefits.
7. Take a mineral supplement. “You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” says Linus Pauling, 2 time Nobel Prize winner. The fact is, our depleted soils and modern food processing hasn’t done our health any good. Even the Green Smoothie girl tested mineral deficient after years of organic, healthy eating. Our bodies need those essential trace minerals, so get a good, full spectrum trace mineral product like our own Mimi’s Miracle Minerals to be sure your body has everything it needs to perform.
We should act every day as if society is conspiring to make us unhealthy, because it is! Unhealthy food is everywhere, and exercise can be a challenge in our busy lives. But if we can just make these small improvements, day after day, they add up and we will have noticeable health improvements over time!