100 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health Now

We've gathered the best expert tips to help you improve every area of your life from food to sex (11 Photos)

iVillage Health Staff on May 3, 2010 at 11:36AM

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100 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health Now

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Get Good Sleep

Getting at least seven hours of sleep each night makes you feel rested and focused in the morning. It can also contribute to a healthier heart, lower risk for depression and a slimmer body. Try these tips to improve your sleep habits:

21. Only use your bed for sex and sleep.
22. Go caffeine-free in the afternoon and evening.
23. Don’t eat right before bed--especially heavy or sugary foods.
24. Get enough exercise—just not too close to bedtime.
25. Shut off the computer at least 15 minutes before heading to bed.
26. Don't watch TV at bedtime.
27. Don’t wait till nighttime to talk about money or relationship problems with your partner. Feeling angry or stressed can keep you up.
28. Keep the kids in their own beds.
29. Track your sleep habits to see where you need improvement.
30. If you bring your work home, stop working at least an hour before you go to bed.

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