Many people want to live a healthier lifestyle, but they don’t know where to start. This article offers 98 best tips for healthy living that you can use to foster a healthy lifestyle for yourself and your family.
Whether you are looking for ways to eat better or try out new things, I have something on this list that will help you reach your goal of living the best life possible!
What is healthy living?
Taking care of your body
Taking care of your mental health
What are the best healthy living tips?
Here is a list of my 97 best healthy living tips.
Taking Care of your body
#1 Getting outdoors to make Vitamin D
Vitamin D is produced by the body as a result of sun exposure. Vitamin D is essential for bone health and helps the body absorb calcium. Vitamin D has also been linked to a reduced risk of certain diseases.
Vitamin D levels can be checked via a blood test.
To increase your vitamin D levels, aim to get outdoors for at least 20 minutes per day. You can also take a Vitamin D supplement if you are unable to get outside regularly and your vitamin D levels are low.
Meditation is a great way to calm the mind. When we are stressed, our minds tend to be filled with a lot of noise. Meditation is a process by which you quiet your mind. It is a great way to calm the mind. This can be helpful in reducing stress levels.
There are many different types of meditation, find one that works best for you and consider making it a part of your regular routine.
#3 Have beauty around you
Having beautiful things to look at just makes us feel good. Flowers are food for the soul. Plants in general are eye candy. Succulents can be a great choice for colorful indoor plants.
Perhaps you prefer looking at art. It doesn’t matter choose whatever makes you feel good.
#4 Chi machine
A chi machine is a device that helps to circulate the life force energy through your body. The motion of the chi machine helps to stimulate the organs and allows for better circulation.
To use the chi machine you simply lie on your back put your ankles on the machine and allow it to do its magic.
#5 Decrease harmful smells – decrease dryer sheet use
Dryer sheets are often used to decrease the amount of static cling in clothes and to make them smell nice. What people don’t know is that dryer sheets can be detrimental to our sense of smell over time.
The chemicals that are used in dryer sheets can over time cause our sense of smell to decrease.
#6 Essential oils
The therapeutic effects of essential oils are well known. Not only do they smell great, but they can also help improve your mood, boost your energy levels, and promote better sleep.
Some essential oils that are particularly beneficial for promoting healthy living include lavender oil, lemon oil, rosemary oil, and frankincense oil.
#7 Limit your use of plastics
Plastics are not good for our environment or for our health. The chemicals that are used to make plastics can be harmful to both humans and animals.
When we consume foods that have been in contact with plastic, the chemicals can leach into the food and be consumed.
It is best to try to avoid using plastics whenever possible. Use glass or stainless steel instead.
#8 Decrease blue light on your computer screen
Blue light is the type of light that comes from computer screens and other electronic devices. Blue light has been shown to be harmful to our eyes over time.
There are glasses and computer programs that can decrease the harmful blue light.
#9 Take baths
Taking baths is a great way to relax and de-stress. Add some lavender oil or Epsom salts to your bath for an even greater effect.
Exercise is one of the most important things that we can do for our health. It helps us to stay physically healthy, it helps to keep our minds sharp and boosts our energy. Even something as low-key as taking a walk indoors on a treadmill or outdoors can be beneficial.
Treadmills don’t have to break the budget there are affordable options.
#11 Deep breathing
Deep breathing is a great way to relax and calm the mind. When we are stressed, our breathing tends to be more shallow.
Deep breathing allows us to take in more oxygen which helps to calm the body and mind.
There are many different deep breathing practices, find one that works best for you and make it a part of your regular practice.
#12 Pay attention to what you put on your skin and hair
The skin is the largest organ of the body and what we put on it can be absorbed into our bodies. The same goes for what we put in our hair.
Be conscious of the products that you are using and try to find ones that are made with natural ingredients.
ewg.org is a great website for guidance about what substances are in certain products.
#13 Use natural fibers
Natural fibers are materials that come from plants or animals.
They are healthier for us and the environment than synthetic fibers like polyester and acrylic. Some good natural fibers include cotton, wool, linen, and silk. Try to incorporate these healthy fabrics into your wardrobe!
#14 Organic clothes
Organic clothes are made without the use of pesticides or other harmful chemicals. They are also made with materials that have been sustainably sourced.
Buying organic clothes is a great way to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and help support sustainable practices.
#15 Organic Mattress
We spend a lot of time sleeping. An organic mattress is made without the use of harmful chemicals or flame retardants. It is also made with natural materials that have been sustainably sourced.
If you can’t afford to buy an organic mattress then buying an organic mattress topper is a great way to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and help support sustainable practices.
#16 Organic sheets
Just like with the mattress, organic sheets are made without the use of harmful chemicals or flame retardants. They are also made with natural materials that have been sustainably sourced.
Buying organic sheets is a great way to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and help support sustainable practices.
Plus they just feel good and since we spend a lot of time in bed it is nice to be lying down on sheets that feel good.
#17 Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day
Water is essential for our bodies and we should be drinking plenty of it every day. Not only does water help to keep us hydrated, but it also helps to flush out toxins from our system.
If possible it is best to drink filtered water which removes any unwanted chemicals from your tap water.
Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. If you find that you’re not getting enough fluids, then try drinking herbal teas, adding lemon or lime to your water, or drinking fruit and vegetable juices.
#18 Take breaks from electronics
Electronics can be a huge source of stress for us. We are constantly plugged in and checking our phones.
It is important to take breaks from electronics and give ourselves time to relax and de-stress. Get outside in nature, spend time with friends and family, or do something that you enjoy just for yourself.
#19 Limit caffeine intake
Caffeine is a stimulant and can be addictive. It is best to limit your caffeine intake to avoid dependence and possible withdrawal symptoms.
If you are someone who drinks a lot of caffeine, try gradually reducing the amount that you drink.
Drink water rather than caffeine when you first wake up it is a better way to give your body the hydration it needs after sleeping.
#20 Consider getting tested for food allergies
Some people have food allergies without realizing it. Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms that can affect our overall health.
It is important to get tested for food allergies so that you can avoid the foods that trigger them and improve your overall health.
#21 Quit smoking
Smoking is one of the worst things that we can do to our bodies. Not only does it increase our risk for cancer, but it also affects our respiratory system and heart health.
If you are a smoker, try quitting smoking. There are many resources available to help you quit, including nicotine replacement therapies and support groups.
#22 Electric toothbrush
Another way to keep your mouth healthy is by using an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush helps to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth, which can help reduce your risk for gum disease and cavities.
#23 Interdental cleaners
Interdental cleaners were recommended to me by a dental hygienist who was telling me how she avoids using her own services. I had never heard of interdental cleaners until she recommended them to me and now I use them on a regular basis.
Interdental cleaners help to remove debris between your teeth and help cut down on plaque build-up.
#24 Water pick
If you have a hard time reaching all of the areas in your mouth with an interdental cleaner, then you may want to try using a water pick.
A water pick is a handheld device that uses high-pressure water to clean between your teeth and remove debris that might have been missed by your toothbrush.
#25 Use sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must for anyone who wants to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher and make sure to reapply throughout the day.
#26 Wear a Hat
Wearing a hat is a great way to protect your head neck and face from the sun.
It is an easy thing to just throw on a hat if you can’t find your sunscreen or even if you can it is a great idea to use both!
#27 Wear your glasses less
Glasses keep your eyes focused in a certain way. Your eyes naturally move a lot as they take in different stimuli throughout the day.
There are those that believe that wearing your glasses less can be beneficial to your eye health as they allow your eyes to do more of what they naturally do, which over time can help your vision improve or at least keep it from worsening.
Of course, wear your glasses when you need to such as when driving!!
#28 Nap earlier in the day
Napping is a great way to catch up on some much-needed rest. However, it is important to nap earlier in the day so that it does not interfere with your nighttime sleep.
#29 Don’t eat close to bedtime
Eating close to bedtime can interfere with our ability to fall asleep and get a good night’s sleep.
try not to eat anything for at least two hours before bedtime. This will help you avoid discomfort and restless nights.
#30 Go barefoot outside
Earthing is a practice where you spend time barefoot outside and connect with the earth.
There are many benefits to earthing, including improving our sleep quality, reducing inflammation, and improving our mood.
Going barefoot outside can help improve our connection with the earth.
Another benefit is that it allows our feet to get some exercise and stimulation, which can help improve our overall health.
#31 Take breaks from work
It is important to take breaks from work in order to avoid burnout.
Breaks can be anything from taking a walk around the block to going for lunch with a friend.
Taking regular breaks can help improve our productivity and mental well-being.
Reflexology is a type of massage that focuses on pressure points in our feet and hands.
It can help to improve our circulation, relieve tension headaches, and reduce stress levels.
Reflexology is a great way to relax and promote better health.
Acupressure is another type of massage that uses pressure points on the body.
It can help to relieve tension headaches, improve circulation, and reduce stress levels. It can free up blocked energy.
Like reflexology, acupressure is a great way to relax and promote better health.
Yoga is a form of exercise that combines stretching and breathwork.
It has many benefits, including improving our flexibility, strength, and balance.
Yoga can also help to reduce stress levels and improve our mood.
Try out different types of yoga until you find one that you enjoy and that suits your needs. There are many different styles of yoga to choose from.
#35 Massage therapy
One great way to promote healthy living is by incorporating massage into your life. Massage has many benefits, including reducing stress levels and improving circulation.
It can also help you relax and sleep better. If you don’t have time for a full-body massage, consider trying a foot or hand massage instead.
There are many different types of massage therapies to choose from. find one that suits your needs.
#36 Smile and laugh more
Smiling and laughing have many benefits, including reducing stress levels, improving our mood, and helping us to feel happier.
When we smile and laugh, it releases endorphins in our body which make us feel good. So go ahead and smile and laugh as much as you can! Best of all it’s free!!
The sauna is a great way to relax and promote better health.
It can help improve our circulation, reduce stress levels, and improve our mood.
Saunas are available in most gyms or you can purchase your own home sauna.
#38 Watch less TV
TV can be addictive and it is important to set limits on how much we watch.
Too much TV can have negative consequences on our mental and physical health.
Try not to watch more than two hours of TV per day. Instead, use that time to do something active or spend time with friends and family.
#39 Less sitting
Sitting for long periods of time can be harmful to our health.
It can lead to obesity, heart disease, and other health problems.
try to break up our sitting time with short bursts of activity. Get up and move around every 30 minutes or so.
Taking care of your mental health
Journaling is a great way to express our thoughts and feelings.
It can also help us to process difficult events or emotions.
Journaling can be a helpful tool in maintaining our mental health.
#41 Play with animals
Pets provide us with love and companionship which can improve our mental health.
They can also help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation and they are so much fun!!
Daydreaming can help us to relax and de-stress.
It can also be a way for us to explore our creative side.
Daydreaming is a great way to escape from reality for a little while.
#43 Get organized
Getting organized can help reduce stress levels and improve our mental well-being.
When our environment is cluttered, it can cause us stress.
Try out different organizing methods until you find one that works for you. There are many different ways to get organized.
#44 Have beauty around you
Having beauty around us can help to improve our mental health.
It can provide us with a sense of peace and tranquility.
Surround yourself with things that you find beautiful, whether it’s nature, art, or objects. It will help to boost your mood and make you feel happier.
#45 Keep your blood sugar up
One way to maintain our mental health is to keep our blood sugar up.
When our blood sugar drops, it can cause us to feel stressed and anxious.
If you need to, you can have healthy snacks such as dates or a little maple syrup which can help keep your blood sugar levels stable.
#46 Have fun
One of the best ways to promote healthy living is to have fun.
When we are having fun, it releases endorphins in our body which makes us feel good.
So go out and do things that you enjoy. Spend time with friends and family, go on vacations, or try new activities. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure to have lots of fun along the way!
#47 Laugh a lot
Laughing has many benefits for our health. It has been said that laughter is the best medicine.
Laughter can help reduce stress levels, improve our mood, and make us feel happier.
Laughing is a great way to release endorphins in our body and it’s free! So go ahead and laugh as much as you can. You’ll feel better about it!
#48 Try something new every day
One of the best ways to live a healthy life is to try something new every day.
When we experience new things, it helps us to learn and grow as individuals.
Expand your horizons by trying out different activities, foods, or cultures. You never know what you might like until you give it a try!
#49 Play games
Another fun way to promote healthy living is to play games.
Games can help us to learn new things, improve our memory, and have a good time.
There are many different types of games that you can try such as puzzles, card games, or board games. Just make sure that you choose ones that are enjoyable for you. Be silly…joy is the key
#50 Get enough sleep
It’s important to get enough sleep in order to maintain our mental health. When we don’t get enough sleep, it can cause us to feel stressed and tired.
Try to get around eight hours of sleep per night. This will help keep your mind and body functioning at their best!
#51 Treat yourself
When we do something good for ourselves, it can help us to feel happier and more content.
So go ahead and indulge in your favorite treats every once in a while. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it!
#52 Think better thoughts
When we have negative thoughts, it can cause us stress and anxiety.
Try to replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. This will help you feel happier and more content.
#53 Look for ways to keep things simple and easy
When our lives are too complicated, it can cause us stress.
Try to eliminate as much stress from your life as possible by simplifying things. This will make you feel happier and more relaxed.
#54 Take some time for yourself
It’s important to take some time for ourselves in order to relax and de-stress.
If we don’t take some time for ourselves, we can become overwhelmed and stressed.
Make sure that you schedule some time each day when you can relax and do something that you enjoy. This will help improve your mental health!
#55 Organize your life
Being organized helps you to not split your energy and can focus better
When our lives are organized, it can help to reduce stress.
Try to take some time each day to organize your life. This will make you feel more in control and less stressed.
#56 Stay positive
It’s important to stay positive when trying to live a healthy lifestyle.
Negative thoughts can cause us to feel overwhelmed and discouraged.
Make sure that you focus on the good things in your life and try not to dwell on the negative aspects. This will help keep you motivated and encouraged!
#57 Manage your time wisely
Batching tasks together can save time. For example, if you have to go to the grocery store and the post office and they are close together make one trip and do them both rather than two separate trips.
#58 Declutter your environment
When our environment is cluttered, it can be difficult to focus and stressful.
Try to declutter your environment as much as possible. This will help you to feel more organized and less stressed.
#59 Listen to music
Listening to music can be a great way to relax and de-stress.
It can also help to improve our moods.
Choose your favorite type of music and listen to it when you need to relax. This will help you to feel more at ease!
#60 Eat ice cream
When you’re feeling down, eat some ice cream. It’s a scientifically proven fact that it will make you happier.
Ha ha ha I put this one in here for my Dad. He literally gets so much pleasure from eating ice cream that he can eat half a gallon a day and doesn’t gain any weight. I hope he passed these genes on to me!!
#61 Keep your email inbox clean
Email is a great way to communicate with people, but it can also be very overwhelming.
try to keep your inbox clean by deleting or filing emails as soon as you have read them. This will help reduce the amount of stress that having too many emails in your inbox can cause.
#62 Take breaks from work often
When we don’t take breaks, it can lead to burnout and exhaustion.
Make sure that you schedule some time each day when you can relax and do something that you enjoy. This will help improve your mental health!
Recycle to help save the planet and reduce the amount of waste that we produce each year. It makes us feel good when we are doing what we can to make a difference and do something that is good for the environment
#64 Practice gratitude
When we are grateful for the things that we have, it can help to improve our moods.
Try to practice gratitude each day by writing down or thinking about five things that you are grateful for. This will help you to feel happier and more content!
#65 Be kind to yourself
It’s important to be kind to ourselves.
When we are kind to ourselves, it can help us to feel more content and happier.
Make sure that you give yourself credit for the things that you do well and try not to be too hard on yourself when you make mistakes. This will help improve your mental health!
#66 Limit stimulus close to bedtime
Stimuli such as television, phones, laptops, and caffeine can cause our minds to be stimulated which can make it difficult to fall asleep.
Try to limit the number of stimuli that you are exposed to close to bedtime. This will help you to fall asleep easier and get a better night’s sleep!
#67 Take a break from social media
Social media can be addictive and it’s easy to spend hours on end scrolling through our feeds. Try taking a break from social media every once in a while.
#68 Take up a hobby
Hobbies are a great way to relax and de-stress.
When we take some time each day for ourselves to do something that we enjoy, it can help improve our mental health.
Choose a hobby that you love and try to schedule some time where you can devote yourself entirely to your hobby. This will help improve your moods and make you happier!
#69 Appreciate more
When we appreciate the small things in life, it can help us to be more content and happier.
Try to take some time each day to appreciate the good things in your life. This will help you feel happier and more content!
#70 Spend time with loved ones
Spending time with our loved ones is a great way to reduce stress and improve our moods.
Make sure that you spend time with the people that you love as often as possible. This will help improve your mental health!
#71 Try new foods periodically to mix up your diet
Eating the same foods over and over can get boring.
try to add in some new foods periodically to mix up your diet. This will help you to stay interested in your food and increase the variety of nutrients that you are consuming.
#72 Avoid processed foods
Processed foods are high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy chemicals and additives.
They also tend to be lower in nutrients. It’s best to avoid processed foods as much as possible and instead eat whole, unprocessed foods!
#73 Buying non-GMO foods
When we buy non-GMO foods, we are voting with our dollars and supporting better farming practices.
Non-GMO foods are better for the environment, and they’re better for our health, too!
#74 Buying organic and local produce
Organic farming is better for the environment and it’s also healthier for us.
When we buy organic produce, we are supporting organic farming and helping to keep our planet healthy. Buying local produce is another great way to reduce our environmental impact!
if you can’t afford to buy organic foods check out ewg.org it has a list of nonorganic foods that are safer to eat.
#75 Avoid eating out
Eating out can be expensive and it often leads to overeating.
Try to avoid eating out as much as possible. This will help you save money and eat fewer unhealthy foods.
#76 Grocery delivery services
Grocery delivery services are a great way to reduce the amount of time that you spend grocery shopping.
When we don’t have to go to the store, we’re less likely to buy unhealthy foods. Try using a grocery delivery service to make it easier for you to eat healthily!
#77 Grow your own food
Gardening is a great way to get exercise, fresh air, and healthy produce all at the same time!
When we grow our own food, we know exactly where it came from and what kind of care was put into growing it. This is a great way to improve your mental health and eat healthier foods!
Hydroponics is a type of gardening where you grow plants in water.
This is a great way to garden if you don’t have a lot of space or if you live in an area that doesn’t get a lot of sunlight. Hydroponics is also a great way to improve your mental health!
Aquaponics is a great way to get organic vegetables and fish.
Aquaponics is a process of farming that combines raising fish with growing plants in water. The aquaculture system recycles the effluent (wastewater) from the fish, providing nutrients for the plants, which in turn purify the water for the fish.
One major benefit of aquaponics is that it allows you to produce your own food without using pesticides or herbicides. It also uses far less water than traditional agriculture methods.
#80 Air fryer
Air fryers are a great way to cook food without using oil.
Air fryers use hot air to cook food, so they are a healthy alternative to traditional frying methods. Try using an air fryer to make healthier versions of your favorite foods!
#81 Vegetable spiralizer
A vegetable spiralizer is a tool that allows you to turn vegetables into noodles.
This is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet. Vegetable noodles are a healthy and delicious alternative to pasta!
A blender is a great way to make healthy smoothies and soups.
When we blend our food, it makes it easier for our bodies to digest and absorb the nutrients. Blending also allows us to consume more fruits and vegetables than we would be able to eat whole.
A juicer is a device that extracts juice from fruits and vegetables.
Juicing is a great way to get all of the nutrients from fruits and vegetables without having to eat them whole. Juicing is also a great way to detox your body!
Using the pulp that is left after juicing in recipes allows you to get the benefit of the fiber that you wouldn’t get if you just drank the juice.
#84 If you take vitamins, choose organic vitamins without fillers
When we take vitamins, we want to make sure that we are getting the most benefit from them.
Choosing organic vitamins without fillers is a great way to do this. Organic vitamins are made with ingredients that are grown without pesticides or herbicides. This means that they are healthier for us and better for the environment!
#85 Pots and pans
If you’re looking to upgrade your cookware, consider buying ceramic or cast iron pots and pans.
Non-stick pans are unhealthy due to the chemicals used to make them. Make sure that any cookware you buy is free of harmful chemicals and toxins!
#86 BPA-free containers
BPA-free containers are a good way to reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals.
BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that has been linked to health problems such as cancer and infertility. BPA-free containers are available in many different types of materials, so be sure to choose one that’s right for you!
#87 Eat more probiotics
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help keep our gut healthy. They can be found in supplements but a great way is to get them is by eating fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, and sauerkraut.
#88 Avoid bad fats and oils
Bad fats and oils are unhealthy for us and can contribute to many health problems.
Some bad fats and oils include trans fat, saturated fat, and vegetable oil. It’s important to avoid these unhealthy fats and instead eat healthy unsaturated fats like olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil!
#89 Avoid refined sugar and artificial sweeteners
Refined sugar and artificial sweeteners are unhealthy for us and can cause a variety of health problems.
One common refined sugar is high fructose corn syrup. Some common artificial sweeteners include aspartame and saccharin. It’s best to avoid these unhealthy ingredients and instead use natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup!
#90 Matcha Tea
The instant energizing effects of coffee are well known, but it’s not the only way to get your caffeine. Matcha is abundant in nutrients and antioxidants that provide a slower pace than most cups o’ joe and can also give you that same rush without any negative side effects like irritability or anxiety.
Matcha also strengthens the immune system to prevent bad LDL cholesterol, cell damage, and hypertension. It’s a recommended drink to reduce the possibilities of diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, and chronic illnesses.
#91 Air filter
An air filter is a device that cleans the air in your home or office.
Air filters can help reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants. They are especially important if you have asthma or allergies.
#92 Water filter
A water filter is a device that removes contaminants from water.
Water filters are important for people who live in areas with poor water quality, but they are also beneficial for everyone else as well. Filtered water is healthier and tastes better than tap water!
When we drink clean water, our bodies function better overall. A water filter is a great way to improve the quality of the water that you drink!
#93 Green cleaning products
Green cleaning products are made from ingredients that are safe for us and the environment.
Green cleaning products are a great way to reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals. Many green cleaners can be made at home using simple ingredients like vinegar and baking soda!
Houseplants are a great way to improve the air quality in your home.
They can help reduce our exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants, and they also look beautiful! Some good plants for purifying the air include bamboo palm, spider plant, and Peace lily.
#95 Decrease EMF exposure
EMF, or electromagnetic fields, are created by electronic devices.
EMFs can be harmful to our health and it’s important to take steps to reduce our exposure to them. Some ways to reduce EMF exposure include using a laptop computer with an external keyboard and mouse, keeping your cell phone away from your body, and turning off your WiFi router when you’re not using it.
#96 Low VOC paint
Low VOC paint is a type of paint that releases fewer harmful chemicals into the air.
It’s important to use low VOC paint when painting your home, especially if you have children or pets. Many brands of low VOC paint are available at hardware stores and home improvement centers.
#97 Remove carpet
Carpet is a common source of indoor air pollution.
It can trap harmful chemicals and pollutants, and it’s difficult to clean. One way to reduce your exposure to these harmful chemicals is to take out your carpet and replace it with hardwood or tile flooring!
I noticed a HUGE improvement in my health when I no longer had carpet in my living space.
#98 Don’t wear shoes in your house
One easy way to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals and bacteria is to not wear shoes in your house.
Shoes carry many pollutants and toxins from the outside world, so it’s best to leave them at the door! This will also help keep your floors clean!
It is no secret that living a healthy lifestyle is something that many people desire. While it may seem daunting at first, there are plenty of ways to achieve this goal.
Knowing that there are many ways to foster a healthy lifestyle – these are just some of the tips and ideas that I have!
Try out some of these ideas for yourself and see how they work for you. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to health, so find what works best for you and stick with it!
Thanks for reading! 🙂
I am a physician who cares about healthy living. I strive to be as healthy as I can be so that I can thrive in my own life. By sharing what I know I want to help others to live a healthy life.