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Want to kick start your 2020 with a few new healthy habits? There are many ways to improve and change your life, but it will become difficult to do anything if your health isn’t backing you up.

Prepare yourself for the new year by following these simple steps to reduce your sick days.

Vitamins

While it is possible to get vitamins in tablet form, they sometimes lack the full nutrition (such as fiber) which can only be found in food.

If you feed your body the right kind of foods, you will start to see a number of benefits such as stronger bones, improved brainpower, and a better mood. Most importantly, your overall health will improve, which can help reduce your sick days in the upcoming year.

If you want to be proactive and get on top of things, consider visiting your doctor to check up on your health as they can run tests to see if your body is lacking in any important vitamins or minerals.

Keep a Safe and Clean Home

Many people can forget that although our home takes care of us, it doesn’t mean that it automatically takes care of itself.

Therefore, it is important to ensure that your home is clean and tidy. It doesn’t mean you need to make it sparkle at all times, but basic cleaning each week will help prevent germs from accumulating.

Occasionally, you will need some outside help as well. Unwanted pests are probably not your favorite topic, but you should take the necessary steps to find a good pest control service and prevent any problems from arising.

The reason is if pests go unmanaged, it can cause a serious threat to your health. Click here for more information.

Reduce Stress

It’s no secret that learning how to manage stress will help you live a happier and healthier life. Not only will you feel better, but it will likely result in less days off sick from work too.

One of the best ways to start a de-stressing regime is to make a decision each day that you won’t make any excuses. There are always things you can do throughout the day to relax and unwind.

De-stressing can be achieved in different ways such as through meditation, going for a walk, getting fresh air, or through exercise. Experiment and try different things. Remember that everyone is different, so it’s important to choose something that works for you.

However, one practice that everyone can benefit from is a breathing exercise. If you have five minutes free in your day, the following exercise can be very relaxing.

Sit up straight. Then close your eyes and place a hand on your stomach. Start inhaling through your nose as slowly as possible. See if you can feel your breath start in your abdomen. Take a breath and feel it move up to the top of your head. Once you’ve done that, reverse the whole process and exhale out through your mouth.

Remember, taking care of your health and ensuring you have less sick days is a combination of adequate nutrients, good hygiene, exercise and learning to manage stress. If you follow these tips, you may just find that you drastically reduce your sick day count!

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