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By Indy Summers

Breathe

Take time to just breathe. Deep breathing is great in allowing yourself to relax. The beauty of deep breathing is that it only takes a few moments. Allowing for deep breathing and meditation throughout the day is proved to increase brain functioning. With a busy life, it may be hard to find the time, but it is possible and once you decide to do it, you will be grateful and happier because of it.

Breathing also includes avoiding any possibility of unclean air. Try your best to avoid secondhand smoke. If you smoke, strive to find the way to stop. The lungs are important in relaxing the muscles and the bones in the body and are vital in our survival. Not only does avoiding tobacco smoke help in breathing, but there are also benefits of solar energy to the environment that allow us to see clearer skies, prettier oceans, and brighter futures. With a solar energy system, you reduce air pollution, water usage and help fight climate change to just name a few benefits. It’s the little things that go a long way.

Spend More Time Outside

Spending more time outside leads to more physical activity and that means exercise and less time in front of the television and on the telephone. There is a world to see and things to achieve, we just need to get out there and find them. Living a passive role in your life will not get you that far, but when you learn to love being active in seeking good things, success will come.

Your body will love the exercise you give it and the fresh air will do you good, but there are even more benefits. Being in the sunshine sends positive endorphins to the brain and give you the vitamins needed to allow you to feel great. The scenery, bright colors and nature add to the positivity that can exist for you in your life.

Interacting with others outside of your home or workspace like neighbors or strangers can not only benefit you, but also them. No matter who you are, you have something to offer to the world. It could be something simple that you offer like a smile to a stranger, helping someone find something, helping another with their groceries, the list is endless. Being social is something that helps one’s health as well. When things are good socially, you feel the confidence to eat and exercise well.

Eat and Exercise Well

The more you exercise, the better you will eat. Moving your body makes you feel good and when you feel good, you will want more of that feeling. The body’s natural response after working out is to continue to feel good and do good to the body. Eating vegetables, meat, and fruit are each are of a well balanced diet.

Finding a workout that works for you is difficult at times, but it does not have to be. Using other people’s ideas to tie onto your own, at least for a start, is a smart idea.

Having a daily routine makes eating well and exercising easier. When you plan out when you are to do things at what time, you can mentally prepare for each thing you do. As you do that, it will not be a surprise that it is time to exercise or eat something that is good for you. You will then enjoy what you do a lot more than if you had just decided to do something in the spur of the moment.

Studies have shown that it is better not to diet rather than to diet. They say that because when most people diet, they deprive themselves of nutrients and that actually makes their diet worse. What is better is to just eat healthily and be cautious of what you are putting into your system. And exercise daily. You have to find what works for you.

Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as an esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years. As such, she considers herself an expert in these industries and all topics related to them.

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