Super-simple things you can do right now to improve your overall quality of life.
1. Spend more time walking.
Walking at least 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers, according to the American Heart Association. Plus it can improve your mood and make you feel like a functioning human. So go for walks — even if it’s just for 10 minutes at a time.
2. Keep your snacks, cereals, and candies in a cabinet instead of out in the open.
Research shows that environmental factors (like leaving snacks out in the open) can actually make you eat more. If you don’t have the visual reminder that the food is there, you probably won’t seek it out and eat it until you’re actually hungry for it. Here are 29 easy ways to get your kitchen organized.
3. Sleep more, and go to sleep on time.
Getting enough sleep is obviously super important for your emotional and physical health, not to mention your overall productivity and safety. On average, most people need between 7–9 hours of sleep per night. If you’re having trouble, here are 31 cool products that will help you get more shut-eye.