It’s The Little Things That Improve Health

We hear this all the time. It’s the little things in life that bring us joy. And when it comes to our health, it’s the little things that make
the difference and help improve health.

Some people, including me in the past, feel that unless you have a significant amount of time to do something, it’s not worth doing.
The problem is that with this mindset, the business of life often usurps the time we planned on giving to our health, and we never get to it.

I always say to people, if you only had 5 minute a day to devote to your health, lie on your Block Buddy, a hard cover book, or even just flat on the floor, and focus on inhaling your belly into the prop. When we spend as little as 5 minutes a day consciously breathing, every day, that time adds up and before you know it your blood has greater amounts of oxygen to take to your cells, improving all aspects of your health.

If you cut out one soda/day and replaced it with water, in a year that equates to a loss of 16 pounds of fat. A year seems like a long time, but doing one thing a day that seemingly will not affect your life can have dramatic changes when you add up those days. The next year, when you have dropped pant sizes, you will wonder why you waited so long.

Also, try going to bed a little earlier. Experts say that between the hours of 10pm-6am is when we get the best sleep. Most people require about 8 hours to be rested, but
the time we sleep is of huge significance. The body follows natural cycles and when we choose to go to bed at a later hour, even if we get 8 hours of sleep, the quality of that sleep is not the same as if we had gone to bed earlier.

People often choose to “wait” to pay attention to their health for a better time; when they are less busy or when the kids are out of the house. But the reality is that there is no better time than today to get started. We can make monumental differences over time with a few simple daily changes.

Making health a priority is the most important thing we can do to enjoy this time on
the planet and to show our loved ones how much we care. When we are healthy and happy, we inspire those we care about in our life to follow that same path. Start today.

Breathe and Believe.
Deanna Hansen