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Get to bed early
A good night’s sleep is paramount if you’re trying to take better care of your health. Lack of sleep has been linked to weight gain and unhealthier eating habits, so just making sure you get enough sleep is a great way to feel better. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours sleep for those aged 18-64.

Drink water
The war on water continues. Is it 8 glasses? 2 liters? 10? It depends. Our nutritionist Frida says eight 8-ounce glasses. But if you work out a lot, or live in a warm climate, you might need to up that by a glass or two. The easiest ways to do this are to carry a water bottle around with you, have a glass of water by your bed when you wake up, and keep a glass on your desk at work, and then drink drink drink.

Eat something green
All vegetables are awesome, but the green ones are the best. They’re low in fat and sugar, packed with fiber, iron and vitamin C and can help lower your cholesterol, and risk for heart disease. It’s easier than you think to smuggle spinach, kale and broccoli into meals. Smoothies are a good way to hide greens, you can also try adding them to frittatas and omelettes, or literally hiding them under a slab of meat.

Go for a walk
Lunch break walks are perfect. And if you’re reading this after lunch, take a detour to your car in the lot, or walk one stop instead of hopping right onto the subway. Why? Walking is good for your heart, the perfect way to clear your head, and you’ll burn a few extra calories while you’re at it.

Stand up at your desk
Sitting is the new smoking. No but seriously, research suggests that sitting over six hours a day puts you at risk for developing diabetes, makes you more prone to cancers, and increases blood pressure.


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