If you want to be healthier in 2019 (like many people), then it is likely that you have developed some long term goals and have been working on improving your health through exercise and a good diet. These are, of course, crucial for good health, but they can also take some time to show results which can be disheartening. Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can take which will have an immediate impact and help you to be a fitter, happier and healthier version of yourself.
Read on to find out what these immediate changes are and why you should make them today.
- Get Healthcare Coverage
Perhaps the most important step to take is to make sure that you have healthcare coverage as this can be helpful for preventing health related issues as well as treating them.
Medicaid is a superb Government healthcare program for those who would otherwise not be able to afford it which is a great solution for those with little income. You should get on board with this sooner rather than later. In particular, you can sort coverage for either yourself once you reach the age of 65, or sort coverage for a senior family member or loved one. Eligibility for this specific senior coverage will depend on where you live, so for those in Texas, you will want to fill out a Texas Medicaid application which can be found here – www.medicareplanfinder.com. In addition to being covered, this will also help to provide important peace of mind too.
- Increase Water Intake
The importance of staying hydrated cannot be overstated, yet it is amazing how few people actually take on the recommended 2 liters a day. This can make an immediate impact and help you to feel energized and fresh along with the multiple health benefits.
- Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is important for recovery and rest which means that getting the recommended amount (7-9 hours for adults) can help with both physical and mental health. If you are struggling to get this much sleep, then you can try going to bed earlier/getting up later, reducing stress, avoiding screens before bedtime, meditation or supplements.
A big part of looking after your health is taking care of your mind. In a time where people are constantly attached to their screens (which can lead to stress), meditation can do wonders for your mental health and help you to feel much calmer.
Even if it is for just 5 minutes a day, you will quickly notice the benefits particularly if you often feel stressed.
- Walk More
If you want to accelerate fat loss when you are not working out, get some fresh air and reap the rewards of daily walking then make a concerted effort to increase the number of steps that you take each day. You can achieve this by walking instead of driving where possible, parking further away from your destination, taking the stairs, going on dog walks, etc.
These are 5 simple health changes that you can make today and quickly benefit from. A healthy diet and regular exercise are the key aspects of a healthy lifestyle, but they are not the only areas to address and even a small change can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing.