t’s not as hard to stay healthy as people tend to think. Making a few minor shifts in your life can make all the difference in your physical and mental health. These five healthy habits are so easy to transition to, they will become like second-nature in no time.
Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed
Using electronics in bed makes it harder to sleep. It also diminishes the quality of sleep, lessening the time spent in REM cycles. Any electronic device that emits a blue light should be kept away from the bed when you’re tucking yourself in at night. Your body and your mind will thank you for it.
Stairs Are Actually Your Friend
For most people, a little bit of extra exercise never hurts. You don’t even have to go out of your way to keep your step-count at a healthy number for the day. Just take the stairs if you can. Skip the elevator and the escalator too while you’re at it. That little bit of extra effort will make a difference.
Write Notes To Yourself
When you’re in a bad mood, studies have shown it is helpful to write down your negative thoughts on pieces of paper and throw them right in the garbage can. Any positive thoughts you think of, write those down too. Put them in your pocket and keep them to help you stay positive throughout the day. Treating your thoughts the right way will impact your mood and behavior more than you might guess.
Add Avocado To Your Burgers
It is no secret that burgers aren’t the best for your health, but there is good news. If you top your burger with avocado, the harmful effect of burgers to your arteries almost completely vanishes. The reason is that meat has inflammatory effects that avocados can apparently negate. What an easy way to keep burgers in your life.
Never Use Less Than SPF 50
The cumulative effect of sun’s UVB rays on your skin over time can be pretty harmful. Sunscreen with SPF 50 only allows two percent of those harmful rays to reach you. On the contrary, use SPF 15 and seven percent of UVB rays will be hitting your skin. It really does add up, and choosing SPF 50 is such an easy way to solve that problem and keep you healthy.