Did you know that about seven in 10 Americans say they have good overall health and wellness?
According to the Whole-Person Health Poll by The Harris Poll for the American Osteopathic Association, 71% say their health and wellness are good, while another 17% rate theirs as excellent. So, the question for you is — how would you rate your overall health?
While many Americans are optimistic about their health, consider that the U.S. spent some $4.3 trillion, working out to $12.914 per person, on healthcare in 2021.
Are you interested in learning how to improve your health now and going forward?
Continue reading to look at four things to do for better health and a longer, happier life.
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1. Get Enough Sleep
Sleeping enough at night isn’t just about feeling refreshed the next morning. There are important health benefits attached. You should strive for seven hours of quality sleep every night. When you get enough sleep, you’ll experience benefits such as the following:
- Have a better mood
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get sick less often due to a stronger immune system
- Have better mental clarity and cognitive function
- Lower your risk of serious issues like developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and strokes
If you’re not getting enough sleep, make that a top priority. A lack of sleep will undercut your goal of getting healthier.
2. Engage in Sufficient Physical Activity
Adults require 150 minutes — that’s two and a half hours — of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. It’s also essential to incorporate activities that strengthen muscles two days per week. Remember that you don’t have to cram everything into a day or two — so spread it out over the week. For even better results, increase the amount of physical activity you do every week.
The benefits of regular physical activity include strengthening bones and muscles, reducing the risks of getting diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight, and more. So, if you want to do something to improve your health, physical activity is a must. The alternative isn’t an option.
3. Limit Screen Time
Do you spend hours upon hours in front of a screen? If so, that’s too much. Some experts say that adults should cap screen time to less than two hours daily outside of work. Otherwise, they’ll cut into the amount of physical activity they should be getting.
Reducing screen time will improve posture, lessen eye strain, improve sleep habits, reduce stress, and facilitate brain function and focus. Are you glued to the TV screen, tablet screen, or smartphone screen when you get home from work? Put it down and do something else. Play with your kids, walk your dog, etc.
4. IV Hydration Therapy
Another option for better health is to book IV hydration therapy treatments. You’ll get hooked up to an IV machine so that a solution of vitamins, minerals, and medications can be administered. It’ll go right into your bloodstream rather than into your stomach. That means faster results.
One of the things about IV therapy is that the service provider can gear the treatment toward whatever health issues you’re dealing with. Are you fatigued and in need of an energy boost? Do you want to overcome the symptoms of a hangover? Are you interested in rejuvenating your skin so that you look younger? Are you dealing with stress and want to experience a sense of calm?
Whatever health issues you’re experiencing, there’s likely an IV therapy treatment that can help. You can get that help at a facility offering the treatment, or you can find a service provider that offers in-home treatment. That’ll make getting the help you need easier and more convenient. Depending on the IV solution you get, you might start feeling immediate results.
Are you interested in improving your health? If so, try some of the options mentioned above. Better health is possible. And the effort to achieve it is worth it. Here’s to your health!
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