10 Healthy Habits To Develop

Get a minimum of 6 hours sleep at night.  Rest is essential for the body to stay healthy and recover from the daily stresses we cannot avoid.

Drink a minimum of 8ozs of water for every hour that you are awake (unless there are medical reasons why you should not drink so much water). Our bodies are greater than 50% water, so imagine what happens when we don’t keep the tanks full.  Our organs need water for proper functioning, so drink to stay healthy.

Do some form of physical activity, at least 20-30 minutes, on a regular basis (at least three times a week, preferably daily).  Physical activity is not only good for your physical health, it’s an excellent way to decompress, and hence very good for your mental health.

Eat more fruits, grains and vegetables daily and you won’t have to take a plethora of over the counter vitamins and supplements.

Do at least 10 minutes of meditation daily.  Clearing your mind of all sensory input not only refreshes you but often helps you handle stress much better during the day.   I have become dependent on a simple breathing exercise, especially when I get angry.  Find a quiet place and concentrate on relaxing the tension in your body with every breath you take.  Four good breaths are sufficient (4 count in-4 count hold-4 count out).

Add a daily dose of laughter to your life.

Listen to some music daily.  I love classical music and I also tend to prefer instrumental pieces because words can sometimes distract me from the soothing effects of the rhythm.

Brush your teeth for two-three minutes at least three times a day.

Get a massage at least once a month, weekly is preferable though.

Pray daily. God created each of us for a purpose and sometimes we lose our way.  Praying daily helps to get us back on track.


  1. I think that other factors must also be incorporated into the water recommendation. It is not only essential to drink water but the more you weigh must also be considered. Chronic illnesses must also be considered. Thanks for this great website and I thoroughly enjoy all of the articles.

  2. Love the information regarding the use of measured breathing to de-stress…even people who think that they can’t meditate can follow that tip!

  3. This is such a great piece. I am going to do my best to incorporate these healthy habits in my life. We often get so caught up with life and all its challenges; however, it is crucial that we take care of our mind, body and soul.

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