HEALTHY HABITS

Eat Healthy

  • Cut down on processed foods.

  • Eat more vegetables and fruits.

  • Drink lots of water.

Exercise Regularly

  • Improve energy levels.

  • Reduce risk for many illnesses.

  • Strengthen the body.

Practice Sleep Hygiene

  • Turn off distracting electronics.

  • Go to bed early enough to enjoy 8 - 10 hours of sleep.

  • Avoid drinking fluids in the last 90 minutes before bed.


Dental Hygiene

  • Brush daily and after sweets.

  • Floss at least once a day.

  • Try oil pulling everyday.


Explore Your Hobbies

  • Help relieve stress.

  • Improve confidence and self-esteem.

  • Discover hidden talents.

Volunteer

  • Provides a sense of purpose.

  • Connect with members of the community.

  • Explore potential career interests.

Other Healthy Habits to Form:

Plant an Edible Garden

  • Herbs, tomatoes, and several others are easy to plant and care for.

  • Gardening is a meditative activity and has a calming effect.

  • Harvesting home-grown food is rewarding and helps reduce food waste.

Protect Your Skin

  • The sun is a great source of vitamin D but we need to protect ourselves from its harmful rays.

  • Wear hats and long-sleeve breathable clothing.

  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration.

Read Enriching Books

  • Improve memory.

  • Expand knowledge and vocabulary.

  • Strengthen analytical skills.

Have a Safe Adult to Talk to

  • Sometimes we need help understanding our own feelings.

  • A trusted adult can help with difficult or embarrassing topics.

This website has many great tips.

Maintain Healthy Relationships


  • Accept differences.

  • Walk away from confrontations

  • Practice direct, open, and honest communication.