Mind and Body

9 ways to get healthy right now

Feeling a little blah these days? Here are some tips on how to quickly get healthy

Catch Some Rays

Strive to get enough vitamin D in your life. Women should consume at least 1,000 I.U. of the 'sunshine vitamin' every day. This will keep your bones strong. Recent studies have shown that vitamin D may also provide protection from hypertension, cancer and certain autoimmune diseases. So even if you are taking a daily D supplement, step outside during the day for a quick break. Getting as little as 10 minutes of sun a day can help you avoid becoming "D-ficient!"

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Relax

Practicing tai chi on a regular basis can help your immune system and control your blood sugar. It will also keep you in a relaxed state of mind. 

 

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Blow Bubbles

Chewing gum is a great way to curb hunger and keep your breath fresh. Opt for the sugar-free kind. 

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Go Green

If you are taking an antibiotic, drink green tea. The tea will help the medicine destroy the harmful bacteria in your body more effectively. 

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Eat Yogurt

Eating just one container of yogurt per day can protect your mouth against gum disease,

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Take Vitamin C

A diet high in vitamin C can make you look years younger - it will make your skin less wrinkly and reduce dryness.

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Lock Lips

Suffer from allergies? Studies say kissing for 30 minutes can improve your allergy symptoms. And hey, who doesn't like a nice smooch?!

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Take a Shower

In a bad mood? Take a shower. The cool water will cause your brain to discharge feel-good hormones.

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Get a Milk Mustache

Trying to lose weight? Include lots of calcium in your diet. A study found that women who consumed anywhere from 600 to 1,200 mg of calcium per day while sticking to a low-calorie diet lost approximately 10 pounds.

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9 ways to get healthy right now

Feeling a little blah these days? Here are some tips on how to quickly get healthy

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