HEALTHY LIVING

8 Healthy Habits Your Future Self Will Thank You For

12/05/2017 10:02 EST
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When it comes to your health, there is no better time to prepare for the future than now. We know that when you are dealing with a busy day-to-day it can be hard to think ahead an hour, let alone a decade, but adopting a few healthy practices can help prevent health issues later down the line. The new year is great opportunity to refresh your routine, so we’ve partnered with KeVita to put together a list of healthy habits your future self will thank you for.

Sleep

It’s important to give your body the time it needs to repair and restore, so you can keep yourself free of illness and injury. A consistent lack of sleep has been tied to issues like heart disease and a weakened immune system. It’s recommended by the National Sleep Foundation that adults get a solid 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

Get Active

Whether it’s a cycling class or just taking a walk around the neighborhood, getting your blood pumping will help you feel strong and energized. Studies have found that regular exercise can help reduce the risk of a number of conditions from cancer to heart disease.

Eat a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet full of nutritious ingredients is vital to good health. Fueling your body with healthy foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help you maintain your body’s functions and assist in disease prevention.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of liquids is crucial to keeping your body working properly. Staying hydrated will help with things like digestion and circulation. Most experts recommend drinking six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water or other fluid a day.

Meditate

Meditation is a great way to reduce stress and get in-tune with your body. Through the simple practice you can increase relaxation, focus, and happiness, which can enhance your overall well-being.

Limit Alcohol

Mindful drinking can go a long way in maintaining your health. Drinking excessively can lead to damage to organs like the liver and the heart. It can also weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to disease.

Keep a Healthy Gut

A healthy gut is key in maintaining your body’s overall health. A daily probiotic can aid your digestive health and immune function and revitalize you from the inside out.

 

Total health begins in the gut. KeVita’s fermented beverages provide a delicious way to revitalize from within, using quality ingredients like probiotics and live cultures so that you can feel your best, both inside and out.

 

The information in this report is the opinion of the author(s) and in no way reflects the policies or positions of KeVita. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or nutrition advice.