5 Days, 5 Essentials: 5 Ways to Stay Healthy

We all want to be healthy. I've got five easy tips that you can start today to feel your best every day. Keep yourself healthy to keep the family healthy.Our health is an essential component of our productivity and organization.

This week I’ll be sharing 5 lists of 5 small baby steps you can make to up your game this school year and start off on the right foot. When it comes to the affect on the family, the state of the house is much less important than the state of the mother. We must take care of our health if we want to be of service to others.

5 Tips for How to Stay Healthy

There are so many fads and so much contradictory advice. I don’t want to add my voice to that cacophony, but simply state 5 common sense things we should be doing to keep our energy levels and our moods on the up and up.

We all want to be healthy. I've got five easy tips that you can start today to feel your best every day. Keep yourself healthy to keep the family healthy.

1. Drink plenty of water.

I try to drink a gallon a day as a rough estimate. I feel so much lighter and am much less prone to headaches when I have that amount of water.

Plus, drinking that much water necessarily and automatically pushes out other, more caloric beverage options. If you’re drinking that much water, you’re drinking a lot less other liquid.

I find slicing up some lemon and cucumber into a pitcher and keeping it in the fridge helps me drink a lot more than I do otherwise.

2. Eat real, whole food in reasonable amounts.

It’s simple, but can be so hard. We particularly want to focus on foods that make us feel energized and minimize foods that bring us crashing down from sugar highs.

3. Move often.

Yes, exercise. It’s never high on my want-to-do list, but the more consistent I am not only with some dedicated morning exercise time, but also in simply trying to remember to work bursts of activity into my day (like jogging to the mailbox instead of strolling), the better I feel and the more I’m capable of.

4. Sleep enough.

When you set your alarm in the morning, consider the time your head is hitting the pillow. Are you allowing a 7-8 hour window for a good night’s sleep? It makes all the difference in the world.

5. Take your vitamins.

Controversial, perhaps, but I notice a difference in my ability to handle the day-to-day hustle and bustle when I’m taking my vitamins, including a sublingual B-complex. If your nutrition is subpar, so will be your energy. You need to make sure your body has the building blocks it needs to keep you going.

Taking the time to take care of your own health is an important component to taking care of your family.

Don’t neglect your own wellbeing as you consider and are responsible for the wellbeing of others.


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  1. Although I’m younger than the target age, I recently read Younger Next Year for Women, and it really lighted a fire in me to exercise more consistently. It’s very much a popular health book, so light on science & references, but very inspiring. Maybe you can get it from the library?

      1. That’s great! I had to buy it, but luckily it’s a book that can be bought secondhand for a few pennies.

        I hope it will inspire you like it did me!

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