Healthy Living

20 Immediate Changes That Will Improve Your Health

20 Immediate Changes That Will Improve Your Health

You DO have time to exercise. Stop lying to yourself. Do a quick routine during commercial breaks.

Many people think they have to make huge changes in their lives in order to become healthy: go running every day, cut out sugar and fat from your diet, drink kale smoothies — you get the idea. These options can work for some people, like professional athletes or individuals training for major competitions like marathons.

In truth, though, the average person doesn’t have the time necessary to take such drastic measures, nor do they have to in order to enact positive changes in their life. It's just too overwhelming. And to be honest, unnecessary for most people. When it comes to your health, a little can go a long way. We’ve compiled 20 small adjustments anyone can make that will produce results right away!

One of the first things recommended by most healthcare professionals to improve one’s health, that we're sure you've heard before, is to exercise. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, adults should aim for 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week, along with strength training of all the major muscle groups twice a week.

For someone who works full-time, possibly has a spouse and a family as well, this can seem like an impossible task.

Thankfully, there are workouts that can be done by even the busiest of individuals. For example, when you’re watching TV, do a set of squats during commercial breaks; stretch at your desk; perform a few sit-ups in bed each morning. Take a few short and brisk walks throughout your day. All these little movements combined will help strengthen your body and make you feel better. You don’t need a lot of time and a gym membership to get healthy, just a little space and the desire to improve!