4 Steps to Better Health
The Basic Steps
that will put you on the Road to Better Health
If you ever wondered what would be the basics of a good health, this article will
provide you with the answer. It's possible to learn how to improve your health in only 4 steps. Each step is a
bite-sized nugget of healthy living information you can actually use.
Let's get started on the road to better health.
Step 1: Good Nutrition
It's not possible to overstate that good nutrition is very important. You are what
you eat ... remember that. Make a conscious effort to gradually improve your eating habits, eating more of the good
foods (nuts, berries, peanut butter, olive oil, greens, chicken, whole grains, etc.) and less of the bad foods
(fried food, saturated fat, fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, etc.). Reading the label of what you're eating
will tell you a lot.
Even if you think you lack the needed will power, start gradually improving your
eating habits. No need to make a sudden change. But with steady changeover, you will be amazed at what happens when
you start feeling better and more energetic.
fruits, vegetables and breads are fundamental to good health and major
sources of important nutrients, vitamins and
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Step 2: Nutritional Supplements
In our opinion, nutritional supplements are very necessary and very
beneficial - especially when combined with healthy eating habits. It's very difficult to get all the nutrients your
body needs through food alone, but combining proper nutrition with nutritional supplements is very
One of the essential supplements that everyone should be taking is a
good multi vitamin and multi mineral
formula. It's an added insurance to good eating habits. Eating well is
crucial, but now that you're also taking a multi, you can rest assured you're getting the nutrients your body
Step 3: Exercise
Exercise is the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to better health. There
are so many benefits of exercising, including stronger bones and improved libido - it's a no brainer to start doing
it. Your goal should be to exercise 3-5 times a week with a combination of cardio exercises and strength training
(but no more than 1 hour per workout session).
It's been measured that if you add 3 pounds of muscle to your body, this added
muscle will burn as many calories as if you ran 1 mile. Muscle burns calories! Remember that as you work on
your fitness goal.
you choose the comfort of fitness centre for your exercising, or prefer
outdoor exercising, you have taken an important step towards better
Step 4: Stress Management and Sleep
Stress management and getting good sleep each night
will round out your path to better health. Until you find a way to manage your stress, it will continue to do
damage to your body. Two tips you might want to implement include prioritizing your day each morning and practicing
deep breathing exercises (yes, you probably already knew this, but have you tried it?). For more information, see
our next article, 12 Easy Ways to be
Getting enough sleep each night is equally important when you consider your body
uses this time to repair itself. You should aim for 7-9 hours each night. There are two tips you might want to
remember: avoid late night exercising and late night eating. Both "wake up" your body and make it harder to relax
and fall asleep.
Now that you have the basics, you can start on your road to better health. But
also expand beyond these steps to better health by doing extra research on each of the above 2 steps. The more
extra information you uncover, the more you will feel confident about reaching your health and fitness