6 Tiny Things That Can Improve Your Health in a Big Way

Ever heard the saying, “It’s the little things in life”? Well, when it comes to your health, those little things really can make a huge difference. So, let’s take a look at some of them right now.

Mini Meditations

You might not think that closing your eyes and following your breath for 5- 10 minutes each day could have any impact on your health, but you would be dead wrong. Just taking a minute or two throughout your day to breathe deeply and clear your mind can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve your mood. Think of it as hitting the reset button on your brain’s chaotic browser, closing all those anxiety tabs you’ve got open.

A Fancy Water Bottle

You’ve probably heard a zillion times how important it is to drink enough water, but let’s face it, water can be… well, boring which means a lot of us simply do not get enough of the good stuff. The good news is, something as simple as buying pretty water bottle that alerts you when you need to drink and even adds flavor as you sip, can be enough to turn things around and ensure optimum hydration.

A Desk Pedal

Stuck at a desk all day? Get yourself a desk pedal. This nifty gadget sits under your desk, allowing you to pedal away quietly while you answer emails or take calls. It’s like sneaking a workout without having to change into gym gear or break a serious sweat. Plus, it’s a great way to keep the blood flowing and fend off the afternoon slump.

A Hearing Aid

Now, let’s talk about a tiny device that’s a game-changer: the hearing aid. It might not be the first gadget that comes to mind for health improvement, but imagine being able to hear conversations clearly, enjoy music, and engage with your surroundings fully – that’s what selecting a suitable hearing aid can do for you. For those who need it, a hearing aid isn’t just about amplifying sounds; it’s about enhancing life quality and staying connected to the world around you. It’s like turning up the volume on life—not just the TV.

Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser might seem like just another pretty gadget, but it’s a powerhouse for improving mental health. Whether it’s lavender to relax before bed or peppermint to perk you up during a midday lull, diffusing essential oils can subtly influence your mood and stress levels. Plus, it turns your living space into a mini-spa. Who wouldn’t want that?

A Light Therapy Lamp

Particularly if you live in areas where the sun is as rare as a quiet day on social media, a light therapy lamp can be a blessing. These lamps mimic natural sunlight, which can help fight seasonal affective disorder (SAD), boost your mood, and even improve sleep by helping regulate your circadian rhythm. It’s like having a little piece of sunshine on your desk, minus the sunburn.

As you can see, tiny things really can lead to big changes, especially when it comes to your health, so what are you waiting for? Time to make a tiny change today!

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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