Sleep: This should be a no-brainer, yet the majority of Americans are sleep-deprived and consequently suffering health effects. Sleep deprivation can contribute to memory loss, headaches, obesity, and cause strain on your heart. Figure out what's keeping you from getting adequate sleep and do something about it. For example, if you stay up late watching TV, DVR the program and watch it later when you don't have to wake up early.

Drink more water: If you find it difficult to drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day, remember that you can also increase your water intake via other beverages (coffee, tea, juice etc).

 Try to stay away from sugary drinks, as these are full of empty calories. Water doesn't have to be boring, either! Try flavoring your water with lemon juice or cut up fruit.

Make healthier choices: It's so easy to pick up fast food or throw a TV dinner in the microwave after a long day. But, eventually, your body will show signs of a bad diet. You can still eat healthy, tasty food at home that's quick and easy to prepare. One of my favorite quick meals is a tuna and spinach salad.  I just use canned tuna (adding some all-purpose seasoning) and grill it on the stove in a saucepan, add it to a bowl of spinach, then add sunflower seeds and whatever dressing I have.  It takes 10 minutes or less and is full of protein and antioxidants.

Try Holistic or Ayurvedic wellness: Ayurvedic medicine focuses on whole-body health, not just treating one specific area.

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One popular practice is oil pulling.  I started oil pulling every morning when I was searching for a natural way to gain more energy. Not only does this method work, I found it also whitens my teeth!

Create a game plan for the day: Take a few minutes each night (or in the morning when you wake up), to jot down your goals. It's helpful to number your goals in order of priority. You can reduce your anxiety and stress level as you cross off items and see that you're having a productive day! 

In the stressful environment in which we live, it can be difficult to always make the right choices, but, if you keep these things in mind, they will greatly improve not only your overall productivity, but your overall quality of life.