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How To Improve Your Health In 5 Easy Steps

It’s time to put your health first, improve your wellbeing and get back on track!

We all lead busy lives and often put our health on the back burner. Unfortunately after a while this just becomes a way of life and it needs to change. NOW! Improve your health with these easy steps.

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There is not any one way to improve your body’s health and fitness, there are thousands, millions even. Here are five easy steps to implement this change:

Exercise

We all know exercise is good for us but many think they are too time poor to do it. A simple walk in the sunshine will do amazing things for your health. The fresh air, the endorphins and being active have benefits that exceed just physical health, it assists with keeping mentally strong as well. This is a common choice of exercise for many however others prefer faster paced workouts like the gym, boot camp or alternative exercise programs.

Sleep

Going to sleep at the same time each night and getting a decent number of hours rest allows your body to recharge and start the day on the right foot. When your sleep patterns are irregular, your body doesn’t fully relax and get the respite it requires to be at its best. When you and your body are tired, it doesn’t function to its full potential. Concentration is down, moodiness sets in and you lack the energy to get motivated.

Eat Well

Eating well is crucial for your health. I’m not saying cut out all the treats you love because I am a firm believer in eating what you enjoy, but everything has to be in moderation. Ideally you should be eating small meals frequently throughout the day to assist your digestive system in doing its job efficiently. When your digestion isn’t functioning correctly, your body doesn’t absorb all the nutrients required to give you the energy boosts to easily get through the day.
It is also important to not skip meals! For more information on healthy eating click the link.

Laugh

As silly as it may sound, laughing boosts your body’s health. It relaxes you and relieves your muscles from built up stress and tension. Laughing improves your mood, boosts your energy and reduces risk of heart disease.

Relax

Relaxing can be achieved in so many different ways. It can be as simple as getting a good book and sitting under a shady tree in the fresh air, going for a run or reclining in your chair and enjoying a movie. Other options include getting a massage, acupuncture or even yoga.

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Australians are becoming increasingly stressed about the rising cost of living in addition to many other situations and circumstances. Click here to see what the main causes of stress in Australia are. Financial strains have puts luxuries like massages and gym memberships on hold.

What people don’t realise is that with private health insurance you get a large chunk of that money back in your pocket. Yes I realise private health cover costs you money, sometimes it can cost ridiculous amounts. But it doesn’t have to. By comparing health funds to get the best possible deal for you and your family, you may even be surprised that you can afford it without having to sacrifice a lot.

Get the cover you need to improve your health at the best available price right here!

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22 Comments

  1. 21/03/2016 / 6:53 am

    We don’t get a LARGE chunk back – but we do get $100 back, which is really only $30 once we pay $70 to the Dr visit to sign the form required as to why you need to go to the gym in the first place….

    • 21/03/2016 / 10:33 am

      That is crazy. Why do you need a letter from your doctor to go to the gym? Does your policy not have a healthy living or health assessment included?

  2. 21/03/2016 / 7:55 am

    I love Medicare! I am giving it a huge workout this year and boy, am I glad I don’t have private health cover! All of my treatment is free. No waiting and 100% top-notch.
    I do believe in the value of laughter for good health. I swear I helped myself along greatly doing this with funny TV shows when I had pneumomia a few years back!

    • 21/03/2016 / 10:35 am

      Medicare is AMAZING! I don’t know what we would do without it either. We go public for most things and use our private health for extras.

      Laughter definitely helps heal! I hope you recovered quickly with no complications.

  3. 21/03/2016 / 10:34 am

    We recently walked 13,000 – 16,000 steps each day during our Sydney trip and I’ve never felt better! Exercise is so important, juts wish I had the time in my day to day life to fit more in!

    • 22/04/2016 / 11:27 am

      It really does make a huge difference. We have been a bit slack since school holidays started and I can really notice it in how I feel. So important!

  4. 21/03/2016 / 10:35 am

    A walk in the sun was my plan for this morning- but it is cold and miserable out. Does a bubble bath count as exercise?? 😀

    • 21/03/2016 / 10:36 am

      hahaha sure why not! If it makes you happy and allows you to relax, go for it 🙂

  5. 21/03/2016 / 12:12 pm

    I’ve always had health insurance but sometimes I do wonder if it is actually worth it. I have extras that cover the gym but only a small percentage of the cost and even then there is an annual limit. You also need a drs certificate and a whole lot of jumping through hoops to get it.

    • 22/04/2016 / 11:29 am

      That seems like a lot of hard work to get a small amount back. If my husbands work didn’t cover ours we would probably question how much we actually need it as well.

  6. 21/03/2016 / 12:18 pm

    I have laughter and relaxation sorted … but with a little baby exercise, sleep and eating well is often neglected. I’m working on that 🙂

    • 22/04/2016 / 11:30 am

      I hear you loud and clear! I have a 5 month old (as well as 3 other kids) and it is tough fitting everything into the hours of each day!

  7. 21/03/2016 / 1:38 pm

    Hi Kell, I’m sharing my invitation for life coaching as I see you are focusing on health and wellness. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Bren

  8. 21/03/2016 / 4:45 pm

    Eating well, relaxing and exercising are my big weak points. I’m particularly finding it hard to eat well when all I crave are Bacon & Egg McMuffins!

    • 22/04/2016 / 11:32 am

      haha ahhh yes the cravings! Enjoy it, embrace it and relax while you can. That is of course if bub isn’t sticking legs into ribs cages yet.

  9. 27/03/2016 / 8:47 pm

    Eating well and staying active! Trying to make sure I sleep a minimum of 7 hours each night too.

    • 30/03/2016 / 10:58 pm

      Getting more active is my priority at the moment. Now that I’m not pregnant I can get out there and do more.

  10. 28/03/2016 / 5:33 pm

    Really love this list. Sleep and laughing are two of my favourite things so I am going to try to do more of those things!

    • 30/03/2016 / 10:45 pm

      I really hope the list helps 🙂 Sleep and laughing are 2 of my favourite things as well.

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