By Cristiane Namiuti
Understanding the process of living a healthier life can be dizzying with the barrage of weight-loss programs, diet plans, exercise regimens, and so on. Luckily, with just a few small and meaningful steps, we can create significant changes in our body chemistry that promote weight loss, stress reduction, and an overall better quality of living.
Devote a small portion of each day to exercise. This can include walking to work, biking to the grocery store, or twenty minutes lifting weights at the gym. Whatever your preferred form, make sure to move your body every day.
Cut down on sugar. In high quantities, sugar can cause energy levels to spike and crash. The crashes can be difficult to push through, and the body’s natural response is often to consume more sugar or caffeine to “re-stabilize.” This includes natural sugars, too. Consuming five or six pieces of fruit or numerous glasses of juice in one day has the same effect. Opt for one piece of fruit and a glass of water instead.
Consider getting a blood panel done by your doctor to see what sorts of supplements might be of use to you. It’s difficult to know exactly what your body needs because we don’t always show noticeable symptoms in regard to a specific deficiency.
About the author: Cristiane Namiuti is a marketing professional who is devoted to helping people live healthier and happier lives both inside and outside of the workplace. She is currently building a technology startup in collaboration with the Butler Venture Accelerator Program at Babson College.