6 small steps to improve your health in a big way

6 small steps to improve your health in a big way

(BPT) – You want to be healthier, right? But try as you might, it always seems like something’s standing in your way. Time and money are two of the largest obstacles, and you may think it’s impossible to improve your health without a significant time or financial investment.

The good news is, however, that’s not true. Even the smallest changes can have a big impact on your health, and you can start improving your wellness today with these six simple steps.

1. Take a stand while so many others are having a seat. Did you know the average person sits about 13 hours a day? Whether eating, working, driving or relaxing, that’s a lot of sitting. Stand up for your health by resolving to get up at least once an hour. Walk to the bathroom, the water fountain or to ask your question in person instead of via email – you’ll be healthier for it.

2. Run in place….any place. Effective exercise can happen without the gym membership. Blue Cross and Blue Shield surprised customers at one candy store by asking them to pay for their sweets with physical activity. Running in place, burpees, jumping jacks and shadow boxing – you can watch customers do it all in an entertaining video. And remember that just 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week can dramatically reduce your own risk of diabetes.

3. Floss for your heart. You brush your teeth twice a day, but how often do you floss? If you’re like 80 percent of surveyed adults, you don’t, and that can increase your risk of heart disease. A good oral hygiene habit includes flossing, so add this simple task to your regimen every day.

4. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good nap. Getting a good night’s sleep helps you function better during the day, but it can also reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. But what do you do on those days when getting a good night’s sleep isn’t possible? Take a naHealth & Fitnessp – even a 30-minute nap can leave you feeling rested and ultimately support your health.

5. Smallersize your plates. Over the last 20 years the average portion size has doubled and, not surprisingly, 65 percent of Americans are now classified as obese. Reversing this trend starts with reversing the portion size. To take smaller portions, start using smaller plates. Your brain will feel as though you have still taken a full plate of food but you’ll consume fewer calories.

6. Show the world your most confident pose. Stress is often a part of daily life. Whether it’s stress caused by work, home or financial reasons, this stress can also have a negative impact on your health by raising your blood pressure and weakening your immune system. Combat stress by power posing to grow your confidence. Just two minutes of this technique can increase your confidence by 20 percent.

Managing your health takes commitment, but the job isn’t too big for anyone. It starts with making smart, healthy decisions every single day, including the tips above. To be inspired and see the benefit of taking small steps for your health, check out more videos at livefearlessnation.com and share with those you love. And join the conversation with Blue Cross Blue Shield on Twitter and Facebook.


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19 Responses to “6 small steps to improve your health in a big way”

  1. Genevieve Orpilla Reply

    can i use apollo castor oil cathartic/purgative?

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  2. Miryam Reply

    Where can i buy the oil you used in this video? What's the brand pls?

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    GUYS OKAY, I NEED ANYONE HELP! SO I GOT EYELASHES Extension AND I HAVE BEEN APPLYING THEM FOR ABOUT 11 MONTHS ALREAY, AND THEY HAVE MESSED UP MY NATURAL EYELASHES !! HOW CAN I GROW MY LASHES BACK ?? PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ! I'm crying out loud..

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  4. juliana__ Reli Reply

    can we buy castor oil here in the Philippines?

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  5. Itz Just Shally Reply

    my lashes are so very curled and long but because its so curled you cant really see the length

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  6. nirmal rayamajhi Reply

    hhaha

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  7. Inzeemam Khan Reply

    how many days grow lashes

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    I use it morning and evening and I think this is a good approach to accelerate eyelash growth as the lashes are continually supplied with the needed nutrients. Argan Life Argan Oil is great work for me!

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  9. Letisia Acosta Reply

    would this help your hair grow too?

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  11. Maheen Bilal Reply

    can i use olive oil instead of castor oil?? please reply

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    is it weird that i stared more at her eyes (because of the color like daaamn) than her lashes? XD

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  14. Zahraa Channel Reply

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  15. Maham Nabil Reply

    Wash your old mascara bottle and put castor oil in it.
    Apply every night and you will be amazed by the results.
    I saw results in just a week.

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  16. Hafsa Fayaz Reply

    y

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  17. Liz Barajas Reply

    Ive been using this oil every night and it really works , before my lashes weren't as full as they are now , but for this to work you have to be consistent and patient

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  19. Lavanya Babu Reply

    does anyone noticed eye gets brighter after using castor oil? I don't know its just my thoughts..

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