April 7 is World Health Day, so there’s no better time to keep up with (or start) some healthy habits. Here are 4 easy ways to take to improve your personal health:
- Drink More Water: While most Americans have access to safe, potable water, many of us are still dehydrated to some degree. While drinking 8 glasses a day is a general recommendation, make sure you’re drinking enough for your weight, sex and activity level. According to Mayo Clinic, the average woman should drink 2.2 liters (9 cups) per day, while man should drink 3 liters (13 cups) per day.
- Drink A Cup Of Coffee: It sounds counterintuitive, but coffee is actually packed with health benefits — that is, if you don’t pack your coffee with loads of cream and sugar. Turns out that a cup of java does more than perk you up in the morning. According to Authority Nutrition, Coffee is full of antioxidants, stimulates brain function, and it can potentially lower your risk for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Type II Diabetes.
- Take The Stairs: It’s tempting to use the elevator, but you don’t want to be that person who takes the elevator to the second floor. Instead, opt to take the stairs. This is an especially good step toward health if you work sitting at a desk all day. Your body will thank you.
- Park In The Back Of The Parking Lot: It’s a great feeling to get that prime parking spot just a few steps from the store entrance. But walking those few extra steps can be beneficial. It’s a general recommendation that people should walk at least 10,000 steps per day, which can be harder than you think. Any extra steps you take can be another step toward and healthier lifestyle.