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Improve Your Body

Updated on July 23, 2021
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Hope is a freelance content writer, specializing in mental health and wellness, personal growth and development, and content marketing.

Integrated in self-improvement is your physical health. Some people enjoy focusing on improving their mind, but neglect their body. The two walk hand-in-hand and your body cannot be ignored.

Physical health is extremely important. Increasing ailments like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis present a rainbow of problems. These can almost always either be eliminated, or at the very least reduced. Unfortunately, most people would rather overlook or pay no heed to their body screaming out to them for help.

While there is an unlimited amount of things you can do to improve your body, there are three general areas you can work on to begin to enhance your health.


Americans are among the worst for eating junk food. In fact, we just might be the worst nation in the world for consuming junk food. From pre-packed fattening snack cakes to fast food drive-through windows, we have become a nation that craves quick and easy, which also usually means full of fat and calories, too. Dump the junk and your body will thank you for it. A word of caution: if you have been a junk food junkie for a long time, slowly wean yourself off the junk, else you will experience junk food withdrawals.


Next to consuming too much junk, one of the worse things you can do to your body is not get any exercise. When you continue to stuff yourself until you can barely breathe, the last thing you want to do is move. You want to kick back in a recliner with a remote and zone out watching TV. Right? Fight that feeling! You don’t have to make a drastic change like going to the gym (although that will help). Just do something as simple as walking every day. Start out small, with 10 minutes. Then work your way up to 30 minutes or an hour. The more you exercise, the better your body will feel.


How much water do you drink every day? The average person’s response would probably be “not much.” Considering our bodies are comprised of about 70% water, it is imperative that we replenish that source. The daily recommendation of water consumption is 6-8 (8 oz.) glasses. For many though, just drinking one or two glasses of water is more than they would normally get in a day’s time. As with exercising, if you are not actively drinking water every day, start out small, with a glass or two every day, and work your way up.

These tips might seem so simple that they are useless, but how many are you actively following right now? Are you still eating junk food? Are you a couch potato? Are you drinking enough water every day? Start following these simple tips today and I guarantee you will begin to notice an improvement in how you feel, mentally as well as physically.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Hope Wilbanks


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