3 Things You Can Do (Besides Exercise) to Stay Healthy

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Sometimes you’re simply too busy to go to the gym or schedule some time to workout. Working, studying, or just running a million errands, may hinder free time for the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy. It just means that you have to squeeze in little time to maintain your health and to make sure that your health remains a top priority.

Here are three things you can do every day to keep yourself healthy:

1. Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things to help you maintain good health. Getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night is essential to help your body heal and replenish itself. A good night’s sleep can help you burn calories more effectively, can help build up your immune system, and can help your body function properly.

2. Good Diet

Eating wholesome and natural foods guarantees your body will be healthy. IT’s important to get the proper amount of fruits and vegetables in your day as well as protein and carbs. Make sure to eliminate the intake of  processed and artificial foods: if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, put it back on the shelf. And good diet doesn’t only mean eating, it includes drinking too. So make sure you drink plenty of water since to cleanse your system and try to avoid juices and sodas as much as possible.

3. Manage stress

Managing stress isn’t usually something that people would think of as a way to be healthy. But stress can do a lot of damage to your mind and body if you are anxious and worried all the time. It’s important you take some time every to unwind and de-stress. Make sure that all your problems of the day are left at the door when you come home so you can focus on yourself for the evening. Do things you enjoy like reading, taking a bath, walking, watching your favorite TV show, cooking, etc. to help you de-stress: engaging in activities you love will help lower your stress levels and lead to a happier, healthier, you.  If you have severe stress or anxiety, consider talking to a close friend, family member, or even a counselor to help you appropriately manage stress for a healthy life.

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Alice is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. She has been writing anything from poetry to short stories ever since she was eight-years-old. In her free time, Alice enjoys playing in an orchestra, doing kendo (Japanese fencing), and listening to Coldplay and Owl City.

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