You’ve probably read countless times that processed foods aren’t good for your health—they're cheap to produce, designed to last without easily spoiling, convenient and engineered to taste good. And while almost all are irresistible to your tastebuds (thanks to sugar, fat, and salt), there are some processed foods that you should avoid at all costs and that, while low-cost, come at too high a price to your health.
There’s no universal plan for better health, no perfect diet, workout routine or way of solving stress—but there are some guidelines you can follow that won’t cost you anything and that can have an unexpectedly large impact on your overall health. And the good news is: you don’t have to do them all at once. In fact, it’s much better if you take your time and pick one area, do it for 30-60 days until the habit becomes second nature, and then move on to the next one. The road to a better and healthier lifestyle isn’t always so complicated—here are six unexpected, zero-cost ways to increase your energy, vitality, focus, and general enjoyment of life:
There’s not a single person I’ve seen over the years who doesn’t want to be healthy and who doesn’t want to have more energy. We all want that. And with summer just around the corner, it seems to highlight that internal desire to overcome those “bad” habits that hold you back from achieving your best health.
One of the things that I see with our new Direct Care program is the time that I'm able to spend with my patients now. For years our patients have always been in a rush during appointments. Writing all of their questions on a piece of paper and hoping to get them all answered in one visit (crazy thought, right?).