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As difficult as fitness bloggers and celebrities make it seem, living a healthy life isn’t (and shouldn’t be) rocket science.

Loving your body and understanding the things that you can do to help it function efficiently is a lot easier than you might think. You can take these simple steps to start getting your life together.

Get Regular Physicals

While this may seem like a no-brainer, getting regular checkups will help you sort out which aspect of your physical health you should be focusing on. Finding out you have high blood pressure has an entirely different treatment path than having calcium or iron deficiency, so check yourself before you wreck yourself—literally.

Limit the Amount of Takeout You Eat

Yes, we know cooking can be tedious, especially after a long day of work. But even “healthy” foods can have tons of hidden sugars, sodium, and fat content. When you make your food yourself, you’re able to control what goes into it. Not only are you saving your body, you’re saving money, too.

Get the Right Amount of Sleep

We repeat, you cannot lead a healthy and productive life if you’re up at 3 a.m. looking at your explorer page! Get your life together and get your 6-8 hours by following our advice here.

Get Your Steps In

Nobody’s asking you to run a marathon tomorrow, bruh. All you need to do is make sure you’re getting a good walk in every once in a while. Even if it’s just to go visit your friend on the other side of the office or spend a little bit more time strolling before you head to your destination, it can do a lot for you.