Remove Unhealthy Habits to Stay Healthy

Last week, we talked about things you can be doing to boost your immune system by putting things INTO your body that offer vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants. Despite reopenings occurring across the country, we are still in the midst of the COVID19 crisis. The numbers are continuing to rise and it is more important than ever as individuals begin to venture out to take care of our health. We may be shopping, working or commuting next to an asymptomatic person who is spreading the virus to unsuspecting people, so we hope you’ll take some time to support your immune system through a variety of means.

As easy as it is to add vitamins and nutrients through food and drink, it is equally as simple to find a few things you could be REMOVING from your regular routine that don’t offer support to your overall health and wellness. We’ve all got a few of those habits that do us more harm than good and we hope you’ll consider eliminating a few that will surely offer both short- and long-term benefits.

Give up smoking.

Stop drinking soda and sugary drinks.

Try to focus on one task at a time, rather than multitasking.

Stop adding salt to meals.

Stop going to bed and waking up at different times; stick to the same routine for better sleep.

Shut down your phone and other devices at least two hours before bed.

Give up alcohol.

Stop hitting the fast food line.

Eliminate caffeine.

Don’t fry food; bake or grill instead.

Cut back on refined sugar and stick with natural sweets found in fruits.

Practice effective anger management.

Try to avoid binge watching shows; stick to 2 or 3 episodes at a time.

Don’t avoid seeing a doctor, both on an annual basis or for acute symptoms.

Use social media to stay informed, but avoid the trap of scrolling out of boredom.