You know you have to do it and the time is now. Take a good hard look in your fridge and cupboards and throw out all the junk food that is in there, and do not buy anymore. If you want to be healthy fill your fridge with the lovely bright colors of fresh fruit and vegetables. Eating fish, chicken and less red meat will automatically improve how you feel. Educate yourself on what is in the foods you are buying, if it has too many additives or too much sugar, fat and salt; do not buy it, no matter how tasty it looks. You would be better off making healthy alternatives. To get your required amount of calcium every day make sure you are eating cheese, yogurt or soy products, all great sources of this important mineral.
If you have an office job, do not get stuck at your desk all day. You should get up regularly and walk around to get your circulation pumping back up from your feet. Stretch your hands back over your head and bend your spine backward. It can be very easy to sit with bad posture at your desk all day. Hunching the shoulders forward is one of the worst ways to sit. If you find yourself slouching, check that your chair fits you properly.
If you go outside always make sure that you rub sunscreen onto any exposed skin, you will still get the required amount of sun, even through sunscreen.
Learning how to meditate can help you deal with the stress of every day life. Improving your relaxation will allow you to balance your emotions and increase your physical and mental health. Try to take ten minutes time out, at least once a day, and every time you feel like you are getting overwhelmed.
Your brain just like every other muscle needs to be used so you do not lose it. Crosswords, Sudoku and puzzles are all excellent for keeping the brain fit.