We all know what we should do to keep a healthy life but the rat race seems to take over every time we want to turn into the healthy route. How do we spend our daily 24 hours aside from working, sleeping and getting stuck in traffic? The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ survey reveals:
- Women spend an average of 2.6 hours per day on household activities, while men spend 2.1 hours.
- Women spend an average of 1 hour, 52 minutes caring for children, while men spend average about 54 minutes.
- 65 years or older watch 4 hours of TV, while the younger people are watching just 2.25 hours, but are spending more time playing games and doing computer undertakings.
With the limited time on hands, we are hardly devoting any time to keep our health at optimal levels. Here are 4 simplified health hacks that can easily be accomplished even if you don’t have any time to spare, but you must do them daily.
Drink lemon water on an empty stomach: it helps rid the body of toxin, cleans the liver for a healthy digestive system, builds your immune system, and gives you a boost of emery. Lemons are not only rich in vitamin C, but also a rich source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium etc.
Take a stretch break as often as possible: it helps reduce muscle tension caused when you remain static or fixed in one position. Stretching also increases alertness and concentration levels. There are many apps, such as the Break Reminder App that will alert you when to take breaks, as well as contain videos of stretches you can do from your desk.
Incorporate herbs into your diet: herbs provide different vitamins and nutrition in very few leaves so you don’t have to eat a lot of get the full benefits. Herbs were traditionally use as medicines prior to culinary practice. The top 10 herbs can easily be added to your meals and drinks: Cinnamon, Sage, Peppermint, Tumeric, Basil, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Fenugreek, Rosemary, Garlic…
Add Epsom salt and essential oils to your bath and bed routine: they help ease sleep and promote relaxation. Epsom salt is often used as in-home treatment for arthritis pain and swelling. Epsom salt and different essential oils will help relax the nervous system, improve skin problems, soothe pain and ache, treat colds and congestion, and draw toxins from the body.