4 NonFood Ways to Improve Your Health

Typically when we think about simple health improvements or how to make changes with our body we focus on nutrition. Of course that’s important, but let’s look at 4 other completely nutrition “independent” changes we can make starting right now. Each will help us look and feel better. Here’s the best part -- it won’t take long to notice results when implementing just some of these.

• Sunlight. Sunlight is great for our health. Summer has quickly gone by, Fall is here, people are more likely to be outside now compared to the cold of winter. Being out in the sun can absolutely help with mood in general. But our bodies use that time to make vitamin D from sunlight. Vitamin D is a vitamin that much of America is grossly deficient in. It takes about 10 minutes each day. A walk during a break time with coworkers around the building and parking lot, taking the kids to play on the swings, bringing our dog for his daily adventure will all add up the intake of Vitamin D. Enjoy the fresh air and light all while making you healthier!

Moving (your body, not your house). I, of course, encourage regular exercise. When we move outside of the regular gym setting, don't become like a robot. Add some variation -- try picking up that pace while at the mall or bike for short bursts of speed. Break out of your comfort zone and challenge your body. Remember that if you are at Get Fit NH for 1 hour each day, there are 23 other hours that day -- balance it out, move more, be as active as possible at other times too.The results will speak for themselves!

Sleeping. Those who sleep less, weigh more. We also have less energy, making workouts suffer and negatively affecting mental performance and focus as well. Go to bed earlier and you'll actually get more accomplished the following day, rather than burning the midnight oil hoping to "catch up" on your long to do list.

Goal setting. Setting and writing your goals daily will make you more successful--no two ways about it.

Keeping a journal. Write down the foods you eat and beverages you drink. Write down your exercise each and every single day. This increases awareness and will improve your success, guaranteed!

There you have it -- a few general health tips. Nothing crazy. No gimmicks. Just tried and true strategies that WORK. You will reach your goals more quickly when practicing these daily strategies.

​This just in, I saw this as perusing through helpful sites. I just know you'll love this. I learn best by seeing. If you've been trying to lose weight or get healthier and struggling. You might 'see' your missing link. "Common Reasons Why Your Not Losing Weight" In picture graphics. 

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About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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