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4. Go outside Getting fresh air on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health. Exposure to the sun enables the body to produce Vitamin D, which has been shown to have many essential functions in the body, especially when it comes to bone health. 5. Sit and eat When it’s time to eat, sit down. Eating while sitting down forces you to slow down and chew the food you are eating, which helps the digestive system. The act of sitting down also helps to ensure that the body is in a more optimal postural position for the digestive system. 6. Go, walk Walking is one of the most underrated healthy habits you can do. Walking is often overlooked because it’s so simple or it “doesn’t burn that many calories” but science shows that putting one foot in front of the other can lead to some impressive mental and physical health benefits. Not only does walking improve fitness, cardiovascular markers and helps to prevent weight gain, but it has also been shown to improve posture, mood, circulation, the risk for chronic disease, as well as alleviate fatigue and depression. 8. Eat vegetables Not only are vegetables whole foods but they are rich in vitamins, minerals and are great sources of fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy gut, prevent constipation and other digestion issues. Individuals who consume vegetables regularly had roughly a 20% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, compared with individuals who ate less than three servings per day. 9. Go to bed early Sleep is the only time during the day where our bodies are able to relax, unwind and recover. Unfortunately, many people are falling short of the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night and this can have a devastating impact on our health. Going to bed earlier will actually make waking up early easier, which is one of the most important healthy daily habits you can do. Conclusion Health connects us all, so creating a healthy lifestyle by focusing on small healthy daily habits will boost your wellbeing in the long-term. Developing healthy daily habits will take time, dedication and determination, but that does not mean they can’t be done. Take your time and work on individual healthy habits to help ensure that your health and success are long-lasting.