I started to wonder what are some of the little things people do that makes a big impact on their health? I started to pile on a list and here are a few things I have come up with; eating processed foods, not getting enough exercise and taking medications. After really giving it some thought here are a few things I believe are easy changes towards becoming a healthier person.
Eating processed food is number one on my list when it comes to destroying our health. We put so much junk into our bodies it slowly develops into larger health issues over time such as; cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues and diabetes. Processed foods are such a big contributor to habits that ruin our health because it is usually more cost effective, easier to prepare and convenient. Processed foods are full of sodium which can tigger water retention and make us feel bloated and uncomfortable. We need to learn to step away from processed foods and eat more raw foods, if you can't pronounce whats in the ingredients then you probably should stay away from that food item.
Driving everywhere is also a horrible habit that ruins our healt because all we do is sit and get frustrated from all the traffic we have to sit in! We sit at work, we sit at home, we sit at meals, we sit while diving. We need to be more active, take a walk or a bike ride to closer locations near your home. Regular exercise, even for only 30 minutes a day can help to combat obesity, reduce risk of illness and improve your immune system. So get off your butt and move that body!
Another bad habit we have which hurts our overall health is taking medications for aches and pains. Medications only cover up symptoms but do not help to fix the problem. I would recommend seeing your local San Deigo Chiropractor. It's their job to help correct alignment issue that cause pain and well as ensure your nervous system is functioning at 100%. Many San Diego Chiropractors have been able to help many people fix their pain issues without medications.
Taking the more healthier route is never an easy task but your body will thank you in the long run!