Four Simple Ways To Optimize Your Health In 2015

If you’re like most people, at least one of your New Years Resolutions was health-related. Unfortunately, many people want to get healthy this year yet feel that they lack the skills and knowledge necessary to do so. If this is your challenge, don’t worry! The following four strategies can help you optimize your health in 2015:

1. Invest In Technology.

These days, more and more people are realizing that investing in technology can play an integral role in optimizing their health. For example, there are now technological devices that you can wear while running to get biofeedback. These devices help you gain a better understanding of what is going on in your body while you exercise as well as how you can modify your physical activity to attain even more health benefits. In addition to investing in technology for yourself, you should also ensure that you’re working with companies that place primacy on using the most cutting edge technology. For example, companies such as Miracle Ear Inc make the use of state-of-the-art technology to optimize devices that aid individuals who struggle with hearing loss.

2. Meditate.

With each passing year, more and more research studies are showing us that meditation can play a key role in optimizing health. This is the case for numerous reasons, including the fact that meditation is an effective measure to fight the onset and negative impact of stress. Given that stress is often a primary factor in precipitating diseases like cancer and heart disease, it’s a good idea to engage in activities known to fight it. In addition to helping you fight stress, meditation is effective in increasing insulin receptivity and regulating the heart beat.

3. Spend Time Outdoors.

As many wellness experts know, spending time in the natural environment provides us with a plethora of health benefits. One such health benefit is receiving vitamin D from the sunlight. Additionally, doing your daily exercise in the outdoors is a great way to prevent you from becoming mentally bored with your workouts. If you’re a runner, you can also get in an extra challenge by running uphill and grappling with the additional resistance that comes from the wind.

4. Replace Supplements With Healthier Eating Habits.

At this historical moment, the health supplement world is a multi-million dollar industry. This is the case for numerous reasons, including the fact that many people are looking for “quick fix” health solutions that prevent them from having to make long-term lifestyle changes (such as exercising regularly or changing their eating habits.) Yet while it is clear that health supplements can provide you with the nutrition necessary for your body to function properly, research has also found that eating a healthy diet is much more effective in optimizing your body’s physical processes. This is the case for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is easy for the body to utilize nutrients from food than from supplements. In recognizing this truth, it’s a good idea that you begin incorporating more healthy foods into your diet rather than using supplements as a “crutch.”


If you’re ready to improve the quality of your life by getting healthy this year, you should know that there are numerous strategies you can implement to make it happen. By using some or all of the health tips outlined above, you will likely find that you are able to attain and maintain optimal wellness this year. Good luck!


  • Carol Smith

    It is so true that people wanting/needing to get or stay healthy lack the knowledge to do so properly. Many of your hospitals and/or health care centers today offer programs for free to help in this area. You no longer have to do this alone, groups are a great way to make new friends along with learning the how to stay healthy.

  • Amie H

    I make it a point to get 15 minutes of sun a day. Winter is a real challenge but I do whenever I can. I want to get my vitamin D the natural way when possible.

  • Dee Lafrenz

    One thing you can do to remove stress is praying and going to church. It is as good for you as meditation. It clears your mind and your heart of stresses. Crafts and reading can also, but animals can do wonders! They are now realizing their calming effects and lots of nursing homes are allowing pets, or at least pet visits!

  • Brandi Dawn

    These are all very good! Especially spending time outdoors…when its not cold out! Then the other three are the most ideal, lol.

  • polly

    Since I found out last year I am Diabetic I have changed so many things in my life. Eating healthier and exercise by walking for an hour everyday. I lost weight and have my diabetes under control.

  • Lyndsey

    I love the spend time outdoors mention! So glad it’s warming up so now that’s the only place I’ll be is out digging in the dirt!

  • Kelly

    Great tips and things I should embrace. I spend entirely too much time inside. I love being outside and always feel more grounded when I am outside. I also want to meditate more often. I find that my life feels so busy, that a few moments dedicated to quiet reflection would be quite valuable.

  • Laura

    Spending time outside always makes me feel healthier. Even when I just go out for a walk with my pups, It seems to make my day a whole lot better!

  • Christine A.

    I have been considering getting a new device that would track my steps, calories burned, etc. I used to wear a pedometer and I walked a lot more then because I could really see how active or inactive I was.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Maybe I should try meditation. Lots of people swear by it, but I don’t now if I could actually clear my mind.


    I’ve never been a breakfast eater – a glass of oj or a mug of tea was the norm. A year or so ago I saw a nutritionist because of a ‘lazy’ thyroid and she advised to start eating a balanced breakfast. It took a while to get used to but I have to say I have a lot more energy now and don’t reach for the choccie biccies anymore!

    • Dr. Steve Gamby

      Swimming is a real good program but for those who can’t swim then just being outdoors and walking is a great way to get your exercise. As Tamra says being outdoors makes you feel better and for people with arthritis and many other conditions walking is a terrific program. The medical community says that walking is a great program.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I agree that being outdoors makes us feel better. Since I became more immobile due to arthritis, I notice that I don’t feel as ‘up’ because I’m stuck indoors.

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