How to Simplify Your Life & Improve Your Health Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions Do you want to have a healthier life? Make these 12 easy changes to improve your overall health. 12 Ways to Simplify and Improve Your Life Encourage moreComplaining less and encouraging others more improves your attitude and satisfaction. Smile oftenSmiling has been proven to reduce pain and improve mood and thinking skills. Snack on fruits and vegetablesReplacing junk food snacks with fruits and vegetables improves energy and nutrition. Reduce sodiumSeasoning food with garlic, herbs and other spices enhances flavors without sodium. Move oftenWalking just 20 minutes a day improves heart health, reduces stress and increases energy. Go smoke-freeKicking nicotine addiction is one of the most important ways to improve your health. Be mindfulPracticing deep breathing, mediation or yoga will help decrease stress and sadness, and increase focus and happiness. Replace sugarSubstituting cinnamon, honey and other natural sweeteners for added sugars is a healthier option. Drink waterDrinking water instead of sugary drinks will meet your body’s hydration needs and improve overall health. Listen to understandListening intently and reflecting back to speakers will increase empathy, trust and rapport with others. Be an active TV watcherDoing sit-ups, push-ups or high-knees during commercials or watching TV from a treadmill allows you to watch and exercise simultaneously! Eat more whole grainsReplacing highly refined foods such as white bread, crackers and cookies, that have little to no nutritional value, with whole foods helps meet nutritional needs and make you feel full.