Simple Health

Drink More Water

Your Most Valuable Liquid Asset

Water is the single most important dietary nutrient you take into your body. It lubricates your joints, aids your digestion, promotes healthy circulation, clears away harmful toxins, and regulates your temperature. These benefits are just scratching the surface of what drinking water will do for your body.

Eat Fresh

Dieting in Reverse

Our bodies are designed to derive our nutrition from fresh foods. It’s as simple as that. There is much more to the food experience though, and exploring our relationship to the foods we eat is illuminating. Fortunately, you can easily shift your relationship with food. With just a few simple additions here and there, you can zing with the energy.

Move Your Body

Movement is the Ancestor of Exercise

The function of our bodies depends on movement.  Movement promotes the health and function of every cell through the enhanced circulation and the delivery of oxygen and nutrition.  Take the stairs.  Walk to the store.  Move your body as much as you can every day.

Sleep and Rest

The Automatic Recharge

The fact is, needing sleep is almost seen as a sign of weakness in our society. Sleep deprivation is a badge of honor in professions from medicine to computer programming. But here’s the truth: If you exist on stolen naps at your desk, or gallons of coffee and a prayer, you may be seriously harming your health and taking years off your life.

Breathe Deeply Every Day

Stress Is the Disease, Oxygen Is the Cure

How Do You Know You’re Breathing Deeply?

Simple Health Value breathing is a deep, cleansing activity. On a daily basis, most of us breathe shallowly, using only a small percentage of our lung capacity and getting just part of the oxygen our bodies require. It’s kind of like holding your breath all day long.

You see, breathing may be automatic, but that doesn’t mean it’s unchanging. If you lead a busy, demanding life, you may spend a lot of time breathing shallowly while you’re under stress. That kind of breathing can become habitual. Even when you’re not under stress, you may still breathe as if you are, unless you take conscious control of the process. That’s what I’m recommending to you.

The key idea here is to purposely slow down and think about the fact that you need to breathe to take in more oxygen. It’s about remembering that every single time you take a breath, you’re conducting a health-giving activity.

More than any other Simple Health Value, breathing is about training your mind to think in a different way, then acting on that training. It’s about making purposeful, optimal breathing a daily habit.