Caring For Your Health As A Freelancer

If you want to be a successful freelancer you need to care about your health. As someone that is essentially working for themselves you are the only one responsible for your healthcare costs, so you will want to do what you can to save money. Businesses can go through companies that help them save money on health insurance for their employees, but as someone that is self-employed, you’ll have to shop around and come up with some alternative ways to stay healthy.

Eat Healthy

Start by eating a healthy diet rich in vegetables and other whole foods. Your healthy diet could keep your cholesterol down, keep your heart and mind healthy, and keep you from visiting the doctor’s office too often.

Healthy eating means more cooking from scratch and fresh at home. It means finding healthy alternatives for bad foods, like eating fruit when you have a sweet tooth instead of eating a candy bar. Want a salty snack? Skip the chips and eat a couple olives or a pickle.

Take Your Vitamins

If you have any dietary restrictions, like lactose intolerance, you may need to start taking your vitamins in pill form. You don’t want to miss out on important vitamins and mineral just because certain foods make you ill.

Exercise Daily

Fitness can make a huge difference in your life and in your health. If you get at least twenty to thirty minutes of exercise into every day you will start having more energy, your body will digest food better, and you’ll start to feel happier and more confident. Cardio workouts can help release feel-good hormones in your brain which will make you happier.

You’ll strengthen your body and your mind with a regular workout. And, even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can add more steps into your day by taking the stairs and walking whenever you can.

Practice Mental Health

The right foods and the right fitness can both help with your mental health, but so can meditation. Taking that needed time to give your brain some quiet that can relieve stress will allow you to be happier on a day-to-day basis. Yoga is a great way to combine both fitness and meditation too!

Dental Care Matters Too

Your mouth matters as well, and if you aren’t caring for your teeth they could be causing other problems in your body. Gum disease has been linked to heart health, and if you’re experiencing issues with cavities and loose teeth it could also be a sign there are other health issues going on in your body. Dental care is easy, simply brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist once a year will help you have a healthy mouth and a bright smile.

 

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Meredith Weisser

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