HEALTHY HABITS: 10 daily habits that changed my life (science-backed)

Healthy daily habits can transform your life. In this video, I share 10 daily habits that have helped not only my physical health, but also my mental and brain health. All the habits are backed by science so they really do work!

The healthy habits in the video are things that I strive to do everyday, but I don't put pressure on myself to be perfect all the time. Even if I can do these items at least 4-5 times a week, it's enough to see the benefits. The habits in this video include nutrition changes, lifestyle changes such as sleep and exercise and also a few things you can do for brain health and mental/emotional health. All the scientific references to back up any claims I make in the video are below.

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Scientific + other references:

HABIT #1:
https://www.news-medical.net/news/20120218/Even-mild-dehydration-affects-mood-energy-level-and-ability-to-think-clearly.aspx
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-of-water
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21736786
https://www.businessinsider.com/executives-drink-water-when-they-wake-up-2016-9
today.uconn.edu/2012/02/even-mild-dehydration-can-alter-mood/
https://healthcare.utah.edu/the-scope/shows.php?shows=0_rry1htrr

HABIT #2:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12883106
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29306937
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3772979/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3580050/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26586819

HABIT #3:

http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/physical-activity
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/10/11/living-close-to-trees-may-help-you-live-longer-study_a_23240459/
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/plants-help-women-live-longer/3311928.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19833605
http://time.com/4881665/green-spaces-nature-happiness/

HABIT #4:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sarcopenia
https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/osteoporosis/bone-mass
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16702776

HABIT #5:

https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0390.htm

HABIT #6:
https://www.healthline.com/health/make-holiday-spirit-bright-multicolored-meal#1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26287411
https://www.precisionnutrition.com/phytochemicals

HABIT #7:

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/plosable/does-playing-music-reduce-stress
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26270746
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5328126/
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/ways-to-lower-cortisol#section5

HABIT #8:

https://www.realsimple.com/health/preventative-health/benefits-of-reading-real-books
health.harvard.edu/blog/learning-new-skill-can-slow-cognitive-aging-201604279502
https://psmag.com/economics/lifetime-of-reading-slows-cognitive-decline-61800
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807290

HABIT #9:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15834840
https://www.bustle.com/p/7-health-benefits-of-cuddling-according-to-science-7543527

HABIT #10:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side

WORKOUT CHANNELS I LIKE:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ToneItUpcom
https://www.youtube.com/user/blogilates
https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender
https://www.youtube.com/user/XFitDaily

If you have any tips to share, let me know in the comment box below! Thanks for sharing :).

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To good health!

🌷Ria

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