Healthy Living Tip #2: Sleep

31 Days of Healthy Living Tips Sleep

Welcome to day #2 of a month long series in which I am sharing healthy living tips. My goal is to encourage and equip you to make little changes throughout the month which will result in an overall healthier you as we begin the holiday season.

Healthy living tip #2 is to get your sleep

You may remember my tip from yesterday was to drink at least 50% of your body weight in water ounces every day. Getting enough sleep is second in health only to hydration.

When you don’t get sufficient quality sleep or enough hours of rest every night your overall health will suffer greatly. A lack of sleep will upset your metabolism and eating patterns. Typically a lack of sleep will make you more prone to unhealthy food choices the following day because your body is stressed. When we are stressed we eat. Going to bed at a decent hour will also stop those sabotaging late night kitchen snack raids. 

Additionally, a lack of sleep will also stress your immune system making your more prone to illness, infections, and diseases.

Chronic sleep deprivation will also cause premature aging and skin damage.

Considering all of the negative effects that lack of sleep can cause to our body it serves us well to head to bed earlier than usual every night. Don’t undo all of the positive progress you make with your health by staying up a few extra hours at night.

Sleep is good. It feels good and helps us look good.

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Healthy Living Tip #1: Water

31 Days of Healthy Living Tips #1

I am starting my 31 days of healthy living tips with water because I truly believe it will make a huge difference in your overall health if you will simply drink enough.

I tout, encourage, and question my Facebook fans throughout the week about their water intake. Honestly consider and ask yourself how much clean filtered water you drink on a daily basis. If you are like the average person you are lucky to drink 1-2 glasses of water everyday. Some people go through their day without drinking one sip of this life giving fluid.

Consider for a minute what this lack of water does for your internal organs and cellular function. Water is the essence of life, every animal on the planet needs it to survive. A human adult is approximately 60% water. Every cell in our body needs clean water to function and survive. Dehydration will kill you faster than starvation, that is how important water is to our functioning of a healthy body.

Your goal for today needs to be 50-66% of your body weight in fluid ounces of clean filtered and purified water.

For example, a 200 pound person will need a minimum of 100 ounces of water to meet 50% of their body weight in ounces. Some water intake comes from our food sources but a 200 pound person should still be striving for 9-10 8oz glasses of water everyday. Please calculate your daily water intake accordingly.

Don’t touch the tap water, it is full of chemicals that don’t do your body any good.

To help you reach your daily goal, fill up a large stainless steel water bottle first thing in the morning. Continually drink from it throughout the day and refill as needed. My favorite water bottle is the Hydracentials Sporty 25 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Cap and Straw. I prefer flip cap bottles but if you would rather have wide mouth or sport clip bottles, those cap options are also available.

So before forget, go grab a glass of water right now. Drink. Enjoy. Hydrate. Be Healthy.

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31 Days of Healthy Living Tips

31 Days Healthy Living Tips

For the entire month of October I am incredibly excited to be joining 31 Days: A Writing Challenge as well as all of the other amazing bloggers that are participating in this month long challenge.

My 31 days of writing challenge this year will be to share healthy living tips each and every day in October. October is often the start of the crazy holiday season for most families and unfortunately that means busyness and a less than stellar diet. I want to encourage you this month to take each of the healthy tips that I will be sharing to heart and incorporate them into your lifestyle to make this holiday season the healthiest that it can possibly be.

So please, come join me each and every day this month to read the latest tip as well and get a jolt of encouragement to turn away from the sweets and unhealthy food temptations that are likely to surround you until the end of this year.

Healthy Living Tip #1 Water

Healthy Living Tip #2 Sleep

Healthy Living Tip #3 Soda

Healthy Living Tip #4 Processed Foods

Healthy Living Tip #5 Sugar

Healthy Living Tip #6 Plant Based Diet

Healthy Living Tip #7 Ginger

Healthy Living Tip #8 Tulsi

Healthy Living Tip #9 Lavender

Healthy Living Tip #10 Peppermint

Healthy Living Tip #11 Oregano Oil

Healthy Living Tip #12 Probiotic

Healthy Living Tip #13 Arnica

Healthy Living Tip #14 Tea Tree Oil

Healthy Living Tip #15 Garlic

Healthy Living Tip #16 Avocados

Healthy Living Tip #17 Echinacea

Healthy Living Tip #18 Neti Pot

Healthy Living Tip #19 Cranberry Juice

Healthy Living Tip #20 Fluoride

Healthy Living Tip #21 Elderberry

Healthy Living Tip #22 Cleaning Chemicals

Healthy Living Tip #23 Peanuts

Healthy Living Tip #24 Feminine Hygiene Products

Healthy Living Tip #25 Chlorella

Healthy Living Tip #26 Spirulina

Healthy Living Tip #27 Wheat Grass

Healthy Living Tip #28 Essential Oils

Healthy Living Tip #29 Homeopathics

Healthy Living Tip #30 Skin Care

Healthy Living Tip #31 Exercise

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