Eat and Sleep your way to Good Health
Eating a well-balanced diet is a key component in living a long, healthy life. Many Americans think that eating healthy means they have to empty their wallets, which isn’t necessarily true. Keep the following money-saving tips in mind next time you’re grocery shopping:
- Make a weekly meal plan.
- Create a list—and stick to it.
- Be an educated consumer, stores do run sales on in-season healthy foods.
- Cook at home as often as possible.
Also this month is Sleep Awareness Week. The CDC has linked insufficient sleep to the development of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression. Try adopting the following five healthy sleep habits:
- Keep a regular schedule.
- Create a good sleep environment.
- Keep track of habits that help (and hinder) how you fall asleep.
- Avoid caffeine and nicotine three to four hours before going to bed.
- Limit alcohol before bed, as it can reduce sleep quality.