Thursday, May 12, 2016

5 Tips to a Healthier You

 5 Tips to a Healthier You

OKEMOS, Mich. – This week has been National Women’s Health Week! In celebration of women’s health we have put together our 5 tips to a healthier you. We know it can be difficult to change to a healthier lifestyle. From packing your lunch to remembering annual doctor visits, you will find our tips make getting healthy easy! Try these 5 tips today and see how much better you will feel!

1) Pack A Lunch

Packing your lunch is an easy and fun way to get to a healthier lifestyle. When you go out to eat everyday during the workweek you consume more calories than you would think. By eating food from fast food restaurants you ingest mostly empty calories from fats and sugars. When making your own lunch, you know what foods are going in your body. You have more control over how many calories you consume and what food groups you eat from. Also it can be fun and get creative!

2) Exercise 30 Minutes a Day

Studies are showing that 30 minutes a day of exercise can help you not only lose excess weight, but help you live longer too. Health benefits from a 30-minute exercise include better heart health, muscle strength, regulate cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Having a high enough aerobic exercise for only 30 minutes per day also increases weight loss. Everyone is different and you should begin your workout routine gradually. If you have any medical history or physical concerns, speak with your physician before any exercise regimen.

3) Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is about as important as getting enough exercise. When we sleep we are giving our bodies time to regenerate energy, help brain function, and can benefit your physical health. Sleep helps your body balance the hormones that make you feel hungry. When you do not get enough sleep during the night your body may become hungrier, trying to make up for the lack of energy. Another benefit to sleep is healthy growth and development. It helps children’s body grow and can help adults with muscle mass and repairing cell tissue. Sleeping a full 7 to 9 hours of sleep has shown to improve not only your alertness and concentration, but helps your health and wellbeing as well.

4) Drink Enough Water

Drinking enough water helps your body in more ways than just maintaining a healthy weight. Up to 60% of the adult human body is water! Water is the magical drink that helps all of the parts of our body to work properly. Water helps energize our muscles, keeps our skin clear, and helps keep organs like our kidneys running correctly. Make sure you get enough water in your diet by drinking six to eight 8 ounce glasses. The amount of water you need in a day can vary based on how much you exercise, and what climate you live in.

5) Visit Your Doctor Regularly

Living a healthy lifestyle is more than eating healthy and exercising. It is also important to make sure your body is running properly and clear of diseases. When you get in the habit of routinely visiting your doctors you can benefit yourself by preventing any later illnesses or injuries. Not only is it good to schedule routine visits with your primary care physician, but your dentist and optometrist as well!

By following these 5 tips to a healthier you, you will feel and look better than ever before! Take these small steps to healthier lifestyle in honor of National Women’s Health week. Want to take steps to better not just your health, but your driving as well? Visit Graff Chevrolet Okemos online and take a look at our routine maintenance page. There you will find different ways to take care of your vehicle on a regular basis. With the warmer weather already here you can also learn about how to get your car out of the winter funk with our Spring Car Care page. Schedule your next service appointment with the Graff Chevrolet Okemos Service Center today.

Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is committed to providing you with integrity and convenience, all close to home. Let our friendly team of Chevy professionals at Hank Graff Okemos help you – simply call us at (517) 349-8300 or visit our showroom, located at 1748 W. Grand River Okemos, MI 48864. We’re just minutes from Lansing!

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