Must-Read: Being Healthy Quickly
If being healthy was easy, America wouldn’t be the extremely fat country that it is. But, let’s be honest. It’s so much easier to head over to McDonald’s or Burger King or Taco Bell or any quick and easy (and pretty good tasting, honestly) place, drop a few bucks, take home some food and eat in front of your TV instead of, you know, actually buying good groceries and cooking them up yourself. But it doesn’t have to be as terrible and mind-consuming as you’d think. In fact, there are plenty of small tweaks that you can do in your everyday life that will make a huge difference if you just continue doing them. And they’re the kind of tweaks that, really, are those kinds of things that you’d be amazed you’re NOT doing on your own.
So today, we’re going to link over to Rodale.com regarding the 67 ways to be healthier in a minute or less. This means, not that it will take less than a minute to read all 67 things. But that the 67 things are such small changes in your life, that it will actually take you less than a minute to achieve them. Pretty good, right?
Exercise Your Ears
Music can either be a sledgehammer or a tuning fork. If you want to be able to hear your great-granddaughter when you’re 97, fine-tune your ears with music. First, turn down the volume to a sane level (you should be able to listen to the music and still carry on a normal conversation), then practice singling out a single instrument and listening to it. This exercise will help you develop the ability to perceive more details in everyday sounds, says Gail Whitelaw, PhD, past president of the American Academy of Audiology.
Check out the other 66, and then get to being healthy. It takes no time at all!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.