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Live Longer – 20 Small Changes To Improve Your Health

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We all want to live longer!

When you are young, being healthy is the last thing on your mind because you think you are going to live forever. Man, I’ll tell you that once you get a little bit older, I am talking late 20’s, reality starts to set in about life and aging. The wear and tear of everyday life can have an impact on your health, without you even noticing until it may be too late.

Everything happens one step at a time. You get get healthier and live longer one step at a time.

Making the smallest changes in the right direction can have you feeling happier and healthier. I want to share with you my list of small changes I try to implement, along with some I haven’t quite gotten to consistently. You will be surprised by so many unnecessary things that you need to do or have everyday and how easy it will be to forget about them. You deserve it.

Lets all live a little longer with these 20 small changes to a happier and healthier you!

You deserve it!

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  1. Stop drinking soda, juice and sugary drinks. There is just so much extra sugar in them, it’s disgusting.
  2. No more artificial sweeteners. They do a bunch of crazy things to the body that I do not even want to go into! Apparently they are even worse than just plain sugar.
  3. Stop eating candy.
  4. Cut down on sugary foods. Pay attention to the nutritional information and the amount of sugar in your food. It is normally more than you think.
  5. No more energy drinks.
  6. Drink more water. You need 8 glasses of 8 ounces of water a day, totaling up to 64 ounces of water a day. If you work out and sweat a lot, you need more  than 64 ounces of water a day. If you drink coffee, drink an extra glass of water for every cup of coffee you drink.
  7. Start taking a multivitamin every day.
  8. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Every apple has about 300% of your daily value of vitamin C. Talk about a ton of health benefits!
  9. Eat more vegetables.
  10. Get 8 – 10 hours of sleep every night.
  11. Take a power nap.
  12. Try meal prepping and meal planning at the beginning of the week. That way you have healthy food prepped, packed and ready to go for the work day!
  13. Stop smoking cigarettes.
  14. Eat as natural as you can. I try to eat only ‘real food’. That is food that comes from the earth; fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, beans, organic, free range meat. Sorry ya’ll, but I am NOT a vegetarian. I just can’t do it but maybe you can?
  15. Become a vegetarian, but a realistic one. Going full vegan is tougher than you might think.
  16. Go organic.
  17. Go green.
  18. Use shampoo and soap that do not contain any parabens. Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors.
  19. Cut back on the alcoholic beverages.
  20. Don’t skip meals.

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Daniella

Daniella is the creator and author of iliketodabble.com. When her wife and her aren't globetrotting or playing with their 7+ animals, they are fighting for a more sustainable lifestyle and a future of financial freedom.
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    This is true! I implemented these things and my skin looks better, but not only this.

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    This is one say list to follow. A lot of the lists you see on getting healthy are just unrealistic for a fast-paced life. I could pick 10 to cut out right now! As a cancer survivor, I’m always looking for new ways to amp up my health. It was a good read.

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    Very true. We often overlook our own health until it’s gone!

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    This feels like so much to ask, I like sugar too much ? power naps and being vegetarian are things I can get behind though!

    Hayley | http://www.crueltyfreehayley.com

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    I actually became vegetarian. It’s probably the best decision I ever made. I really noticed an increase in my productivity!

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    These are great tips. I have greatly cut down on the sugar in my diet and I feel so much better!

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    This is a great reminder on the importance of eating healthier and the impact it will have on your health if you do. As they say, “you are what you eat”.

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    All the small twenty points are very powerful reflection of our faulty habits. You nailed it. Loved to read it and enjoyed it.

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    I love all of these tips! Especially the don’t skip meals tip. That’s one of the most important ones!

    xo elizabeth | fromskinny2strong.com

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    Great tips! I try to eat organic and vegan whenever I can.

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