There are also many smaller steps you can take that will help improve your overall health and quality of life — and because they’re things you can easily incorporate into your routine, they’ll be easy to maintain for the long haul. When these simple steps become habits, they can add up to a big positive effect on your overall health.
Get to bed earlier.
“If you’re consistently sleep-deprived, going to bed and wake schedule.
Over time, a shortage of shut-eye can raise your risk of a heart attack or stroke — regardless of your age, weight or exercise habits.
Stretch it out.
Stretching right before bed can also help you relieve tension and help you get to sleep.
Take a few minutes to stretch out before and after you exercise. If you aren’t working out that day, take a few stretch breaks. Find a quiet space in the office where you won’t be disturbed.
Make a few dietary substitutions.
Use skinless chicken and turkey in your recipes instead of skin-on, and leaner cuts of other meats.
If you get hungry between meals, snack on a handful of almonds or cashews, a piece of whole fruit, or carrot sticks dipped in hummus.
posture and ergonomics.
“A few simple adjustments, such as repositioning your computer monitor, switching to a chair that provides more low back support and taking regular breaks throughout the day to do stretching exercises, can go a long way toward creating a healthier and more comfortable workspace,”
“When you’re young, they can build the foundation for a lifetime of good health,” he says. “When you’re older, healthy habits can help you control any diseases you have and lower your risk of getting others in the future.”