As we get older life tends to get busy, and it seems like we don’t have much time for ourselves anymore. We skip that healthy meal for something quick on the go, stress over just about everything, and we either forget or are just too tired to get that work out in at the end of the day.

We may not realize it, but our bodies are only getting older, and they need to be cared for now more than ever. Adapting to changes in order to better ourselves can be hard at first, but it benefits us a lot long term. The simple tasks we think are hard to adapt to gradually become easier to accomplish and benefit our health now, and in the long term.

Whether you are reading this just for tips, or want to start an entirely new life today, the following habits can help you to lead a much healthier life.

1. Every day is a fresh start.

Every day of your life is a new opportunity to start fresh. If you had any harsh feelings, or bad thoughts before you went to bed last night, you should let them go this morning. Every day that you wake up, you should allow your mind a new perspective. Sometimes we over think things like fights with our spouses or a bad day at work, and we allow it to trickle into the next day of our lives. This causes you to lose out on chances to make things right and less stressful for yourself by continuing to stress. If you wake up and begin to stress about the day before, it is likely you will think yourself into another bad day. If you feel miserable, its just going to cause everything else to go miserably. Let go of yesterday, figure out what went wrong and fix it today, instead of dwelling in it.

2. Exercise isn’t that time-consuming.

The biggest thing that you can do to help you to stay healthy is to exercise. As women most of us take on a lot of daily tasks, such as working full time, taking care of kids, making sure our homes are clean and everyone is fed. Many of us think we simply do not have the time to exercise, but this is just not the case. It has been said that even short frequent exercise makes a big difference in our health. When you are cooking dinner, I know it may sound silly, but so some squats or leg lifts while you fold your laundry. Take a short brisk walk on your lunch break at work, or park further away from a store when you go shopping. Any exercise is good exercise, so you should try to get it whenever you can, even if it doesn’t feel like much.

3. Drink something warm in the morning.

Drinking a glass of warm water in the morning helps to kick-start your body. Mixing your warm water with lemon or cayenne pepper helps to get your organs started. Lemon or cayenne pepper both have immune system boosting and detoxification properties, which help to clean your body of toxins and keep you from getting sick.  

4. Cut back on sugar.

If you feel you need to remove absolutely any foods from your diet, remove sugar! Sugar is a lot of empty calories, and when eaten too much can have serious effects on your overall health.  

6. Count to 10 if you need to.

Stress and anger often seem to cause us to age faster. It is good before we start seriously stressing any situation to count to 10. I believe this is a habit everyone in the world should adopt.  With gaining perspective on situations by taking a minute too cool off before you react not only helps to avoid drama and issues, it helps your mental state to not stress and worry causing you to prematurely age.