14. Cut down on sitting
“Sitting disease” is a real thing. According to research, “the more time people spent sitting – regardless of age, body weight, or how much they exercised – the sooner they died,” says Dr. Murad. So get moving a little more each day. Make sure you walk around for at least five minutes of every hour, take the stairs and use a cell phone or headset when you’re making phone calls so you can walk around. Do whatever you can to add more movement into your day.
15. Swap salt for spice
Salt retains water, but only between your cells (not inside them), which can cause swelling and bloating. Instead of using salt to season your cooking, add herbs and spices such as ginger, turmeric, chili, cayenne, garlic and cumin – each of which have excellent health benefits.