U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program boxer Spc. Samuel Vasquez (right) of Fort Carson, Colo., throws a right hand at Bryant Parrella of Lehigh Acres, Fla., en route to an 18-10 victory in the 152-pound challenger's bracket semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Boxing on Wednesday night at the Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, Ala. Vasquez will face Amir Imam of Albany, N.Y., on Thursday night in the challenger's bracket finale at 152 pounds. The winner of that bout will meet Errol Spence of Desoto, Texas, on Friday for a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, IMCOM Public Affairs

It gets to February and some of our initial enthusiasm that spawned our new year’s resolutions has begun to waver. Perhaps we set unrealistic challenges for ourselves or selected goals that were not compatible with our lifestyles, or maybe it’s just boring to live healthily.

But it does not have to be that hard here are a few of our favourite healthy living tips that are simple to follow

Wear Sunscreen daily
The quickest way to age prematurely is to expose your sun to UV rays unprotected. Need more proof compare a 90-year-old Buddhist monk who spends his life in temples to that of a 50-year-old North American Indian who has spent his time in the Sun.

Be grateful
The benefits of practising gratitude are endless but include among them improved sleep and immune system functioning to list a few. The main reason though is that when gratitude is practised regularly it can significantly improve your level of happiness and your overall quality of life

Stretch Daily
This helps keep you free from injury and helps you maintain your range of movement keeping your body young. You will be surprised at the gains that can be made by committing to this practice regularly.

Boost your Omega
Omega can help to improve your attention and lower your risk of heart disease and cholesterol. Omega can be added to your diet simply by having one meal of fish per week.

Catch up on sleep
Getting 8 hours of sleep allows your body to restore and repair, strengthening your immune system and cognitive function. Unable to spare 8 hours for sleep then try meditating for 10 minutes studies suggest that this can have a positive effect on long-term memory and cognitive function and may offset some ill effects caused by limited sleep.

Thanks for reading, we hope you are on your way to a healthier you.

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