1. Create a daily routine.
- It’s okay to have a different routine on certain days if that’s what you need to do for your life.
- Try out different routines until you find one that works for you.
2. Stop engaging in risky behavior.
- Have Safer Sex
- Stop Binge Drinking
- Quit Drinking without Alcoholics Anonymous
- Quit Smoking
- Beat Drug Addiction
- Things like wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle and wearing your seatbelt when in your car.
- These things are easy to do. While they are definitely daunting, they’re doable. Often if one of these is accomplished, other things seem much easier and will fall into place.
- If you already don’t engage in risky behavior, congratulations!
3. Exercise several times a week.
- Here’s something concrete for you: aim for 150 minutes of aerobic activity every week (or 75 minutes of vigorous activity) and strength training twice a week. Even mowing the lawn counts!
4. Get a good night’s rest.
- On top of that, a study conducted by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrated that men who slept for 4 hours consumed 500 more calories than they did after sleeping for 8 hours. If you’re looking for an easy diet, here it is!
- Read How to Sleep Better for tips.
- When you cook, avoid using fatty oils and extra add-ons. Stick to olive oil instead of vegetable oil, butter, or margarine and keep the extra salt and cheese to a minimum. If it doesn’t taste good without it, try cooking it differently!
6. Maintain your personal hygiene.
- When it comes to your mouth, floss and brush your teeth and tongue after eating; food particles are often the cause of bad breath and gum disease. Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and to catch any problems before they become serious.
7. Bolster your immune system.
- If you can help it, try to get all your necessary vitamins and minerals from your diet. If you can’t naturally, supplements should only be used as a secondary measure. And of course, talk to your doctor before you undergo any significant changes.