Everyone is going to have times in their life when they're not in the best of health. But on the whole, we all want to lead the healthiest life possible so that when illness strikes we are able to deal with it and get better as quickly as possible. From visiting your dentist once every six months to taken the right cocktail of vitamins in the morning suggested by your holistic doctor, there are many suggestions out there from healthcare and fitness experts to help you get into a state of optimal health. Here are some simple tips that will get you started.

Everyone knows the saying "you are what you eat" and that it refers to the fact that your health depends on the quality of food that you're putting in your system on a regular basis. When thinking about creating a sustainable healthy diet for yourself you should concentrate on balance rather than trying to make the optimal choice all the time. Everyone is going to have days where they're busy going between work and various errands across the city. If ninety percent of the meals that you're eating are on the healthy side than you don't really have to worry about that occasional trip to the drive-through window or extra piece of cake.

The same principle applies when you're working regular exercise into your life. Many people who have trouble getting to the gym after work or heading to an aerobics class every day are likely trying to do too much too quickly. Exercise is something that you can work into your life gradually and build up to a thirty-minute routine every day. If you have a small gym in the basement of your home you might choose to head onto the elliptical a few times a week while you're doing readings for school. Or you could take a walk after dinner with your iPod just to unwind.

The three main causes of health problems are trauma, environmental factors, and stress. While you can't do a lot about the first category, there are definitely ways to make improvements when it comes to the other two. If you're heading to the gym regularly and eating right you might still find that you're not at optimal health if you don't take some time to just relax. Everyone can find a way to work some time into their schedule that is just for them to leave behind the stresses of the day. This is more important than you might realize.

In terms of environmental issues, if you're an allergy sufferer or have asthma than you likely avoid certain environments. This should go for those who don't have these conditions as well, to a certain extent. You will want to make sure that your living and working environments are both free of unwanted substances.

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