How to live a healthy life you ask…well it is something I have dedicated most of my life too.  Fortunately there are others out there on the same quest.  Meet Michael Swift.  He too is interested in living a healthy life and wanted to share his thoughts and ideas on my blog.  Michael is a connector with Caffeinated who help businesses find their audience online.  In his spare time, he reads books, writes for reviewlatest.com and commits to do any activities that take place outdoors.  Here’s what he has to say about health.

In the fast-paced world, many people are stressed and unhealthy. However, with few simple changes in the lifestyle that are very easy to make at any given time, you can lead a healthy and happy life. In addition, these changes do not even need a lot of your time from the busy work schedule or money.

Here are some changes which can be applied to live a healthy and happy life:

Become Social

  • Reach Out: When you become social, you reach out to friends and family. They hold your hands, hug and laugh with you when you meet them. Being in physical contact with the people you care is an ultimate stress reliever. In addition, you can go out for a professional massage to gain some benefits for your immune system.
  • Become A Giver: Even if you offer a small help to a friend or even a stranger, you feel good about it and makes you happy.
  • Nourish Your Friend Network: Like any other relationship, friendship too needs nurturing. Once you neglect friendship, you lose a friend. Hence, go to your friends regularly or simply ring them up and talk.

Do Something Really Different

  • Get Out of Your Routine: For this, start enjoying weekend activities. Weekends are crucial to recharge your body and mind. Do something new which is not your daily routine. Go for hiking, walk, swimming, etc to change your routine scene. 
  • Create Memories: Experiences makes people happier and hence even if your outings or activities do not turn out as per the plan, you and your loved ones will definitely remember the good memories you all created together and not the disappointments.

Reconnect

  • Spirituality: Even if you are not spiritual, then also, go to any nearby spiritual place. By visiting such places, you increase your social interactions. Some places do offer affordable activities for the visitors. These peaceful places serve as an amazing network of assistance and support.
  • Follow Some Traditions: Following family traditions is a great way to connect with your extended family or friends.  It builds a feeling of solidarity and security. Support from your family and friends builds a huge confidence to tackle difficult times.

Become More Active

  • Get Moving: In the age of computers and laptops, the majority of people sit all day for work or even for leisure I know I do in my job as a writer for Caffeinated. It is an unhealthy habit for both our body and mind. So, get up and start walking around every hour a few minutes.
  • Smile Please: One of the best ways to trick your mind to feel happy is by smiling. When you smile, this exercise triggers the brain to feel the same.

Declutter

Make it a habit to declutter your house and even the mind every day. When you declutter your bedroom, it offers a comfortable and relaxing place for a good night’s sleep. Remove unnecessary thoughts from your mind to gain some peace of mind.

Get Enough Sleep

Majority of people remain sleep-deprived. Getting enough sleep helps you to do your best work and enables to handle daily challenges. If you remain sleep-deprived, it takes a toll on your health.  KK here, I’m happy to share one of my favorites natural ways of getting a better and deeper sleep.  Pure Rest from USANA, many of you know I’ve been a distributor for years and I don’t trust any other brand.  Two under the tongue and you are good to go zzzzzz!  ( and it’s on sale!)

Control Caffeine Intake

If you find it hard to sleep easily, then caffeine could be the reason. Cut down caffeinated drinks and try to avoid drinking them late in the evenings. Energy bars, sodas, energy drinks contain caffeine, so monitor intake of such food items as well.

Relax

Shut down your screens and try to relax at least an hour before going to bed. Do not exercise before bedtime. Read a book or do anything which relaxes you.

Eat Healthy

  • Avoid Trans Fats: Eating food that contains Trans fats can depress some people. Many processed foods contain trans fats, so read the food label before consuming. Instead of eating processed foods, try to eat fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Eat Superfoods: Try to include nutrient-packed superfoods in the diet. Superfoods like whole grains, walnuts, kale, etc help to keep you healthy and energetic. Also, many superfoods are associated to reduce stress.

Spend Time With Nature

  • Go For A Walk: Take a walk in a park or any better natural area. Pay attention towards the sights, smells, and sounds.
  • Dig In The Dirt: Let your hands become dirty. Start gardening or landscaping as digging in the dirt is associated to make people happy. Soil contains M. vaccae, which is a microscopic organism. It gets onto the skin and triggers the brain to produce the neurotransmitter, serotonin which is related to improve mood.
  • Get Some Sun: Go outside for some time to enjoy the sunshine. Sun rays help your body to produce Vitamin D.

Lighten Up

  • Let Yourself Loose: Cheer up your team or go crazy on a holiday, let yourself a little loose for a while regular. This helps you to vent out your frustrations from time to time.
  • Play: Play with your friends and family. Enjoy a run race, tug of war or water gun fight, the choice is all yours. If you are an indoor person, then play board games that can refresh and make you all laugh together.

If you are trying to live a healthier and happier life, make some necessary changes and enjoy each day.

Thanks Michael.  And for those still looking for some answers or just may need some guidance.  Feel free to book a call with me.

Have a great week.

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Helping people learn how to be happier, healthier and bolder through health, fitness and inner beauty,  Kathy Kaehler is unstoppable in her commitment to empower women who are entering midlife, but unwilling to let their fit, fabulous and sexy selves go.

Through her definitive LA Talk Radio show/podcast “Kathy Kaehler Live!,”  audiences love Kathy for her willingness to be honest and get real when it comes to stress, nutrition, positive living, personal growth, and the really important stuff like sleep, sex and satisfaction.

In addition to her radio show, Kathy’s personal training programs, best-selling books, and wildly-popular blog articles (you never know what she’ll say next!), Kathy gives women the inspiration and resources they need to take back control of their lives and know that it’s never too late to create the life they dream of.

No stranger to transforming people’s lives, Kathy has spent the last 30 years working out, teaching, training, and cooking side-by-side with health, fitness and positive-living icons like Jane Fonda, Katie Couric, Leeza Gibbons, and the Kardashians. When Kathy faced a double hip replacement in her late 40s, she took a big risk and opened up to her audience, sharing through her blog the fears, nasty scars, and everyday struggles as she worked through them, never holding back. These emotionally-charged stories allow her audience to see and connect emotionally with her as a real-life person. Here is someone who understands, shares the same worries and struggles, and best of all, really, truly CARES.

When Kathy spontaneously offered to connect with readers on the phone as she recovered from her surgery, women from around the world reached out, grateful to know they weren’t alone, and eager to share their struggles with someone they knew they could trust. Working one-on-one, Kathy taps into her lifetime of experience to provide them with the right nutrition, exercise and healthy-living solutions to create the abundant, fabulous life they deserve.

This passion for transforming her own struggles into positive and realistic health and fitness support that fits into the real world has truly resonated and, after 30 years of helping people, Kathy revels in the transformations she’s witnessing as she helps women take back control of their bodies, their lives, and the role they play in this world.

When she’s not on the phone or the radio helping women get fit and sexy, you can find Kathy hanging out with her three sons, cuddling with her husband of 23 years, or taking selfies with her bulldog, Red.

If you’re thinking to yourself, I know I’ve seen her somewhere before, you probably have:

Kathy has helping everyone from the soccer mom to the celebrity superstar, and you’ve probably heard of her in one of the following ways: As a personal trainer to the stars, Kathy has worked with Julia Roberts, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez, Denise Richards, Claudia Schiffer, and Kim Basinger. She is the creator of Sunday Set-Up,™ a signature system for organizing food at the beginning of the week, ensuring healthy snacks and meals make it to the table all week long. Her books include “Teenage Fitness,” “Fit and Sexy for Life,” “Kathy Kaehler’s Celebrity Workouts,” and “Momenergy,” and she writes for magazines and multimedia sites including Huffington Post, Self, InStyle, Us Weekly, Shape, Fitness, Family Circle, Health, More, and Woman’s Day. She’s the leading health and fitness spokesperson for USANA and has worked with other high-profile brands including Pretzel Crisps, Propel, Ragu, and Serta. And her LA Talk Radio Show, “Kathy Kaehler Live!,” continuously features leading experts and influencers including Nikki Sharp, Lee Woodruff, Dr. Jennifer Berman, Keri Glassman, and “Food Babe” Vani Hari.