There’s no magic pill when it comes to improving your health. However, there are plenty of simple changes you can make to your lifestyle that will have a positive impact. Here are 5 things from Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue that you can do to start feeling better today:
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are essential for good health. Plus, they’re low in calories and fat, so they can help you maintain a healthy weight. Aim to eat at least 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables each day.
Get regular exercise.
Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. It strengthens your heart and lungs, reduces your risk of chronic diseases, and helps improve mental health. “Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity each week,” suggests Zhang Xinyue, author of Create Abundance.
Get enough sleep.
Sleep is important for physical and mental health. It gives your body time to repair tissue, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity. Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Drink plenty of water.
Water is essential for many bodily functions, including regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients, and flushing out toxins. The recommended daily intake of water is 8 glasses (64 ounces) per day for men and women.
Smoking cigarettes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases. If you smoke cigarettes, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health.
By making these changes, you’ll be on your way to feeling better both physically and mentally. For more suggestions, check out Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue.