01 Nov Healthy Habits on the Daily, Monthly, and All Year Long
Who needs January First to start a new healthy habit regimen when you have today? If you’re reading this at the crack of dawn, the middle of the day, or in the middle of the night—doesn’t matter. The healthy habit train starts now!
So, if you’re ready to indulge yourself in a super awesome checklist containing fantastic daily, weekly, monthly and annual habits—you’re in the right place.
All Day, Every Day
Aim to drink half your body weight in ounces on a daily basis to stay well hydrated and healthy. Or, try to drink eight ounces of water, eight times a day.
Don’t You Dare Skip Breakfast
In your rush to get out the door, you might have a tendency to skip breakfast. Don’t do it! Breakfast is perhaps the most important of all your meals. It jump-starts your metabolism and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Plus, if you skip—it’ll make you even hungrier for the next meal.
Don’t skimp on the sunblock
Wearing sunscreen daily will help prevent premature aging and ensure your youthful looking skin.
Get Your Zzzzs
Take your sleep seriously. Being sleep deprived isn’t a badge of honor. A lack of sufficient sleep can cause emotional and cognitive challenges, lead to weight gain and cause all kinds of other issues. The recommended is 7-9 hours for adults aged 18 to 64.
Stop Worrying So Much
It’s said, “worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.” In addition to being fruitless, worrying can also lead, digestive issues, sleep issues and even skin challenges.
Walk More Often
Ditch the escalator, and don’t even think twice about using that elevator. Take the stairs—increase your walks! Try parking further away from your destination to increase your daily steps—give yourself a mini challenge and aim for 10,000 a day.
Check Your Bank Account
Make a regular habit of checking your bank account to discover any fraudulent charges and to ensure you are keeping up with your daily spending.
Brush & Floss Your Teeth
We all know the importance of brushing our teeth, so make it a habit. Brush at least two times every day and floss at least once a day to create optimal oral health. Oral health is important not only for the health of your teeth but also for your overall health. Let those pearly whites shine!
Reduce Sugar Intake
Limit your sugar intake, period.
Nutrition on Repeat
Plexus XFactor Plus™ multivitamin is your daily dose of health.
Weekly for the Win
Try to get your body moving at least 30 minutes, three times a week. If you do more, AWESOME. By doing regular cardiovascular exercises—or movements to gets your heart beating rapidly—is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight. It can help decrease your stress, boost your energy level, and your overall mood. About 150 minutes of moderate activity a week is the goal.
Your body needs to be unplugged on occasion for optimal health. After all, we weren’t created to stare at a screen for hours at a time. So, it’s important to unplug at least one hour before bed and for several hours at a time on occasion.
If you guessed monthly in the social comments, YOU’RE A WINNER!
Performing a monthly self-exam on your breasts is an important tool in early breast cancer detection.
Before the New Year
Get a Prostate Exam
The best way to catch this early is to have the dreaded prostate exam, so make it an annual habit.
Get a Mammogram
Getting a mammogram is an essential step in discovering the presence of breast cancer—in its earliest stages when it’s the easiest to beat. So, get your mammogram on a yearly basis!
It’s super-duper important to get a dental cleaning or checkup at least two times a year. Not doing so can cause cavities, and gum disease. It’s easy to avoid so do yourself a favor and take the time to schedule an appointment.
Did you know eye doctors can estimate your overall health by looking at your eyes? Getting an eye exam is crucial because your eyes can change over time. So, if you wear glasses or contacts you need to make sure you have the correct prescription up to date. Glasses are totally in now, so why would you want to miss your chance to score some new lenses?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this. Each person varies on when they should get a physical. Check with your doc to set a schedule best for you and your bod. Here’s a generic outline:
- Get a physical checkup every two to three years if you’re under 30 and healthy—don’t smoke, have no disease risk factors (including being overweight) and don’t take prescription medication.
- Starting at age 21—If you’re a woman, get a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer.
- Age 30-40, healthy individuals should get a physical every other year. Baseline mammograms are now recommended for women once they turn 40, and should be repeated every 1-2 years.
- Starting around age 50 is when you should start to get an annual physical. During this time is also when men and women should undergo colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Repeat every 10 years unless there is a family history of colon cancer, colon polyps, or the test results are abnormal.
To help remind yourself of these healthy habits to fall into—we’ve developed a simple, itemized checklist you can print out and put on your refrigerator or pin to your Pinterest board!
Article originally posted by Plexus Worldwide
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