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5 Simple Ways To Be Healthier

Simple Ways To Stay Healthy
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Today, there is undeniable evidence that our health is intimately linked with our lifestyle. Your lifestyle, of course, is really just the sum of all of your patterns, behaviors, and what you choose to (and choose not to) put into your body on a regular basis. All of these choices ultimately make a big difference in our biochemistry and affect our health in a profound way. 

Knowing this, making small adjustments to our habits can make a big difference in the overall health we experience. Sticking to a variety of small, healthy habits over a long period of time may be more effective at altering our health than making broad, sweeping changes in the short term that ultimately prove unsustainable. So if you are wanting to experience better health, here are five simple ways to be Healthier in both the short term and in the long run. 

1. Get 10,000 Steps Every Day

Physical activity is key to maintaining good health; it is good for cardiovascular health, the strength of your bones, you mental health––there really is no aspect of health that physical activity doesn’t benefit. But you do not necessarily need to become an expert on exercise or a “gym rat” to experience the benefits of exercise. Walking regularly is one of the best physical activities you can do. 

The 10,000 step goal may sound daunting, but you might be surprise at how many steps you already get throughout the course of your day. Most smart phones can monitor your steps, or you can wear devices like FitBits or other pedometers to count steps. The other thing about getting 10,000 steps per day is that you do not have to get them in one walk or jog. In fact, being active throughout the day is known to be more beneficial than spending an hour being active while spending the rest of the day sedentary. 10,000 steps might simply mean a short walk in the morning, after lunch, and in the evening, and taking more steps throughout the day in between longer walks. 

2. Monitor Your Screen Time, Especially at Night

This is not just to stem the constant flow of stimulation––much of it negative––that flows from all our devices, whether they are smart phones, tablets, laptops, or television. This stimuli makes it more difficult to get to sleep. Sleep is vital to good health; we should all be getting between 7 and 9 hours of quality sleep every night. However, in large part because of screen time, it is easy to self-sabotage and stay up too late mindlessly scrolling through social media apps, thinking that this is relaxing. Between the blue light from our phone and the tide of information flowing into our brains, we aren’t doing ourselves any favors by spending time online instead of sleeping, and we ultimately make sleeping more difficult. Have a screen time cut off every night, at least an hour before you’d like to be asleep. 

3. Make Your Own Meals

This habit is certainly more involved, but there is no better way to ensure the quality of your nutrition than by making your own meals at home. Ideally, these will be made from fresh foods that are on The Kaufmann One or Two Diet. 

It is really hard to keep track of your nutrition when you eat take our or go to restaurants regularly. Most of the time, the food you get is going to be loaded with salt, sugar, unhealthy fats, and any other number of things you should try to avoid. If you need ideas for healthy, easy, and delicious meals to make at home, check out our recipe books in the bookstore. 

4. Supplement Intentionally

For those on the Kaufmann Diet, this certainly means adding a rotating anti-fungal supplement to your regimen. It is easy to get lost when it comes to supplementation––there are so many products and it can be difficult to decide what you actually need. In addition to starting on a rotating anti-fungal, try incorporating a good multivitamin and probiotic into your diet. These will support you on your Kaufmann Diet and put you in the best position to fight pathogenic yeasts and fungi. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement as these can interfere with certain medications. 

5. Hydrate

Most people do not drink enough water, but staying hydrated is important for health. And, your hydration should ideally come from water, not soft drinks, sports drinks, juice, and certainly nothing containing added sugar, colors, etc. Monitoring your water intake can be beneficial for making sure you stay hydrated, and remember that if you are active, you will need to increase the amount of water you drink. 


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