5 Things You Can Do During the Holidays to Start 2014 Off Healthier

 

  1. Eat a Few More Fruits and Vegetables.  Add an extra salad in with lunch, a bigger portion of broccoli at dinner, an apple for a snack or go all crazy and try going veg for a whole day! Fruits and vegetables are one of the best sources for most of the nutrients we need and those nutrients are frequently more easily absorbed into our bodies. Think instant energy.
  2. Drink More Water.  Being dehydrated, which most of are, even by a little bit, effects our ability to think clearly. Get smarter with water.
  3. Buy Organic. Pesticides are toxic and can affect us in many ways. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of regulation and many times there are up to 55 different chemicals on produce.  Make small changes by making the following a priority to buy organic. They have the highest chemical load.  Instant Detox.
    1. Apples
    2. Grapes
    3. Strawberries
    4. Celery
    5. Lettuces and leafy greens
    6. Potatoes
  4. Move. Working out doesn’t have to mean going to the gym. Stretching every hour at your desk or doing 10 minutes of cardio is a great start. Keep your body in motion.
  5. Breathe. Most of us hold our breath when we get stressed. Be conscious of your breathing and when you might be holding it. Deep breathing for even a few minutes can be a great de-stressor.  Try these exercises to improve your deep breathing. Feel calmer.

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