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Healthy Come From the Small Things

Updated on March 8, 2010

I believe that something bigger comes from small things. We can easy find it in our life. It possibly happen, because we also trust with the energy and give spirit that from small things it could give us a lot of benefit. Before doing something we have to believe that it will brought kindness for us. This is kind of give motivation for us. Brain will give positive orders to the entire body. That's the secret behind this attitude. from the small things also influence with our health.

Slimming body, good stamina,  even live longer it all started with a small change. You can do to start today as well. Success people always start their career with small step. It is the same with health, No one can achieve perfect health without a healthy lifestyle, and starting from the simplest things. We can easily find the simple things in our life everyday, we may not think as far as this. From this moment we have to give attention to small things and believe it will bring a kindness for us, especially for our health. Let's change this day become more healthy, with a few small steps below. Let's see what you feel and what you get after it.

Keep smiling

We can get the small change by smiling is reduce 10% of body weight. But we get a lot benefit by smiling. Lower blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, prevent heart attacks, stroke, and diabetic. I think most of us like smiling. This is simple things, and I believe we can do that. Another side effect by smiling, we can get a lot of friend. So, why we don't start smiling today.

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Take a walk with pets

This is interesting moment and can reduce stress. We can do this in the weekend or holiday. By enjoy the sunshine in the morning. We can also bring the whole family for a walk in the park with a pet. The small change from this activity is increase 10% of sports activities . Even if you don't have much time, your body continues to burn at least 1000 calories. If you don't have a pet, don't worry. You can try up and down from stairs for 15 minutes.

The big benefit from this activity is burning more than 100 calories each day can reduce 10 pounds in a year and the heart become more healthy. There are some research shown that moving could reduce the risk of breast cancer. Walking for 75 minutes (10 minutes each day) until 2 or 3 hours a week can reduce the risk up to 18% .

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Watching comedy movie

What's your hobby? if your hobby watching movie, especially comedy movie. You have the right choice. The small change by watching comedy movie is laugh at least 10 minutes can burn calories and make healthy heart. Watch your favorite comedy and invite your friends to watch together can reduce 10-20% of calories than watching a drama or action movie.

The big benefit is laughter is like doing exercise on the sofa. Laugh makes your stomach muscles tighten, the heart beats faster, trigger the breathing faster so that more oxygen comes into the body. A researcher predicted that laughter can burn calories every 10-40 minutes 10-15 a day. This means, in a year you can be more slender with reduce weight around 4 pounds, just by watching comedy movies. My favorite comedy actor is Adam Sandler, how about you?

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Close your eyes for a moment

Sometimes we felt tired in the office or during the work, don't push your energy. Try to rest for a while. By giving your body to rest it can give new freshness. Try to close your eyes for a moment. The small change is we can rest our mind, at least 10 minutes. Find a quiet place, rest for a moment, especially if not enough when slept last night.

The big benefit is take a nap good for the heart. Greek researchers who studied deaths from heart disease said that 37% of people who do regular naps, can live longer than those who did not sleep or take a nap. But we can do that when we work in the office in the afternoon, But don't worry by relax your mind for a while just only 10 minutes it brought more energy to get back to work.

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Take the fruits or vegetables for snacks

We always consume snacks when we get bored or in the leisure time. like watching TV. But we can change the menu with fruits and vegetables. increased 10% consumption of vegetables and fruits. Replace your snacks with a carrot or apple to ensure the vitamins that needs by the body.

The benefit by adding menu as a vegetable and fruit snacks may reduce the risk of stroke by 11% and heart attack up to 7%. We can see many research about the benefit of fruits and vegetable. I think we all know about that.

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Reduce consuming salt

Small changes by reducing salt is lowering 10% of blood pressure . A research says, someone who avoids salt generally prefer to eat vegetables and fruits. Coupled with regular exercise, you will get a natural slender body. Big advantage: preventing an increasing of blood pressure and and preventing kidney disease.

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Are you often tired, sleepy fast, sluggish and weight problems? It started from the wrong in choosing breakfast. Our body consists of 100 trillion cells and 114 kinds of nutrients. When we wake up in the morning our body demanded 114 kinds of nutrients. And ... what food we give to our bodies in the morning?

This is simple thing. We have to concern about breakfast. When you don't breakfast, your blood sugar will drop or below normal levels. You will feel hungry and decreased energy levels. You will return to consume simple carbs to get the sugar levels increased rapidly to cope the hunger and decreased energy. What is the best breakfast for us?

The answer is a breakfast based on the protein. This breakfast will supply our bodies with essential nutrients and energy without increasing blood sugar and insulin levels. Breakfast this morning will keep us from dependence on carbohydrates every day. In this way your appetite can be controlled well, the desire to eat carbohydrate foods (snacks, chocolates, cakes, junk food, soft drinks, rice and noodles) will be reduced. As a result the body will use stored fat in the body for energy.

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    How is your social life right now? do you feel your life give benefit to others? I think this hub is related with other hub about " How To Reach The Happiness". There are many things we can do by doing a small things and brought the benefit for us and our environment. And this is the way to share our happiness to others. As many Hubbers said, helping people and give to others is the big happiness. Although the small things if we do it regularly, it become big things. Don't forget to be a big things have to start from the small things.


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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks, Coolmon2009 fro share your thought about this topic. I agree with you. From the small things it could change everything, even our health. Good to see you again.


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      Coolmon2009 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good advice, you are correct. Health can come from small changes in your lifestyle :)

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks hypnodude for stopping by. I also give many thanks to you for your kindness give a comment. I hope we can practice all the simple things in our life, with the purpose the big goal in the future.

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      Andrew 8 years ago from Italy

      Great advices, and of course you are right: "The longest journey begins with the first step". Rated up and stumbled. Another great hub prasetio.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Pamela for coming again to this hub. I really appreciate your comment, deep in my heart. I hope those are remind us more about simple things in our life.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you CMHypno for giving a good comment. I also agree woth you that everything need big effort and work hard. It start with small things, and it made it bigger. Although only for little action.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Pollyannalana for share your wonderful thought here. Why we hold on to some happiness, because various disease come from out heart. When we always feeling sad, it close with certain disease. It different when we can hold the mood and keep it happiness. How doing that, just smiling and laugh very often.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Prasetio, Excellent suggestions and excellent hub as always. I agree with are about the importance of the small things.

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      CMHypno 8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Thanks for the interesting Hub, prasetio. I thnink that we all tend to think that everything needs to be a big effort, rather than look at the benefits of lots of small projects or actions

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      Pollyannalana 8 years ago from US

      You are so 100% right and even with sad things we must deal with we have to hold on to some happiness (even when it may appear out of place to some) to survive and make life worthwhile.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thank you very much, Darlene. You always follow my hub and give nice comment. You always accepted here, thanks for your kindness. God will repay you....amen

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Roychoudhury for coming again. I hope we can practice those in daily life. I think you have a lot of experience than me. So, I hope you always health. keep your stamina....and have a nice day!

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      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wonderful hub, nice thoughts and feelings, keep them coming, thumbs up.

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      H P Roychoudhury 8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a very nice and ideal hub. Thanks

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks anglnwu for you kindness visiting this hub and give your comment. I am glad to visit your hub also. Very informative and it inspiring me a lot. Of course I'll vote your hub.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Katarina, I think you always health. You can compare it with yoga and fitness. I think you are expert in those field. thank you for giving attention to this hub. Have a nice day!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Janny, you have try to smiling every day. There is a big secret behind smiling. Beside for health and for social reason, it make you more beautiful. It shown your inner beauty. You share your pure heart with your smiling to everyone. thank you very much.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks katiem2, I am glad this hub useful for us. And good for reminding us. I believe you had done it well. I really appreciate your comment. And thanks for supporting this hub.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Sage Williams, I am impressed with your comment. I am glad this hub inspiring you. Most of those activity above is a simple. but when we continue doing it regularly it give the best result for our healthy. I hope you always keep your smile. Thanks for rate this hub Up.

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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      I like your tips--I like to smile and sleep--and according to your hub--these are good for health and can help reduce weight. What a life and loving it! Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed reading this.

      Thanks for visiting my health hubs. One of the hub you visited, "Use of herbal therapy in Chinese Medicine," made it to the top finalists. If you can find the time, please drop by the health contest and vote for me. Many thanks.

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      Katrina Ariel 8 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Oh, this is great! Smiling, laughing, walking with pets and spending time with them are all such excellent and simple ways to enhance health. Nice one!

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      JannyC 8 years ago

      Great hub and very true sometimes simple is best. I did not know that about smiling though so that was very informative.

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      katiem2 8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Prasetio, THIS is a GREAT Hub! I'm really impressed with all the valuable and sound information. Thanks for reminding us of the power in the simplist things! Peace :)

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      Sage Williams 8 years ago

      prasetio - I am so glad that I am following you. I love reading your hubs. This one is packed with so much wisdom and spoken from the heart.

      This hub is a gentle reminder that life is simple. It's the simplest things in life that will bring us the greatest joys and pleasure.

      Keep it simple, Very nicely said. Rated it up!


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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks HappyHer and screation for coming to this hub and give your thought about this topic.

      HappyHer, I agree with you. When we chasing the big one, sometimes we forget that it comes from small things. This is like when we want to get money we have to work hard.

      screation , You have great opinion about this smiling. It good for us, I think yuo have practice it well. I hope we always smiling everyday....amen

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      screation 8 years ago

      1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

      2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

      3. Smiling Lowers our Blood Pressure

      4. Smiling Relieves Stress

      5. Smiling Boosts our Immune System

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      Tracy Morrow 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      What a beautiful reminder. Everyone gets so busy in pursuit of that "Big Prize", we forget that the small things add up to heaven!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks daisyjae, dohn, Carolina muscle, hello, Pete Maida for supporting this hub.

      I know that some of them is very familiar and we often do that. But like you said Pete, those are good for reminder us. I hope by this hub we can more concern about small things and more healthy than before. Thank you very much.

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      Those are definitely good things. It's good to be reminded now and then about the things that are good for you.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      I think you have got a great idea there. Thank you for your good hub.

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      carolina muscle 8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Nice work, my friend!!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I like how you took a minimal approach in improving our lives for the better my friend. You're right, small steps are is the beginning of dramatic change in our lives and all of us can do the activities you've listed. Thank you.

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      daisyjae 8 years ago from Canada

      I am going to try some of these ideas.I liked this hub, rated up!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Sandy for your coming. I also grateful to God, because by the small things I can get a lot benefit, especially I always healthy.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      We take all these small things for granted. Nice hub.


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