The National Institutes of Health define health in three ways:
- The absence of any disease or impairment.
- A state that allows the individual to adequately cope with all demands of daily life (implying also the absence of disease and impairment).
- A state of balance, an equilibrium that an individual has established within himself and between himself and his social and physical environment.
A healthy life looks different for everyone. Some people wake up before the rest of the world to hit the pavement while others feel rejuvenated from their evening meditation. Still, we can incorporate more healthy habits into our life, whether we want to be happier, eat better, or make more time for being active.
These healthy habits help you take small, but important steps toward health goals, no matter how big they may be.
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Take the stairs
Start a garden
Bike whenever possible
Wear clothes that make you feel good—even if you’re just at home
Turn off your cell phone for an hour a day
Reframe your worries
Eat breakfast every day
Walk to the corner store
Buy organic for the Dirty Dozen
Have too many glasses of wine with your girlfriends
Stop comparing and start differentiating
Write your obligations for tomorrow so you can sleep tonight
Dance around your house
Giggle whenever possible
Grow herbs year-round
Say three things you love about yourself once a day
Practice self-love when doubt is all you feel
Do squats when brushing your teeth
Write letters to friends “just because”
Do deep belly breathing in traffic
Say “no” to more things
Stretch while watching T.V.
Relish your food
Splurge at the grocery store
Avoid processed food
Spend time outside
Stop and smile (Even just at yourself!)
Do more of what you love
Try new ethnic foods
Advocate for yourself
Try new recipes regularly
Appreciate those who love you
Be honest with yourself
Listen to your body
Carry a water bottle
Stash healthy snacks in your purse
Go meat-less one day of the week
Leave your comfort zone
Exercise with your partner
Don’t hold grudges
Accept yourself, your body, your mind and everything that you are