Paid PostPosted on Dec 18, 201711 Things You Can Do Today To Keep Yourself HealthyLong-term health starts at the cellular level. Invest in yourself this holiday season with Basis by Elysium Health. You’ll be in good company: 10% of Basis customers are doctors.by Elysium HealthBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Eat a healthy diet. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via cheezburger.com What you put into your body really matters, and you'll feel better over all if you're eating a sensible, well-rounded diet. And here's a spoiler: Studies show that calories do matter, but focusing on food quality is equally important. So hit up that farmers market and fill your home and your bod with high-quality fruits and veggies! 2. Exercise regularly. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via spacecadet.tumblr.com Yes, you hear this a lot — but there's a good reason! Regular moderate-to-high fitness reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. So take some time to find a form of exercise you actually enjoy (it does exist, we swear) and then make it a part of your routine — you'll be surprised at how easy it is to keep it up when it's something you like doing. 3. But play safe. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Comedy Central / Via cc.com Be careful not to push yourself too hard — rest days really are important! Listen to your body, and if you have old injuries, find a form of exercise that won't exacerbate them. Treat yourself with care. 4. Protect your skin. Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Sunblock: not just for the beach anymore! "Exposure to UV radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma" — so don't skimp on that SPF, and wear it daily. 5. Don’t neglect your bones. Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com As you age, you absorb less and less calcium from your diet, causing your body to take more of it from your bones. So be sure you're stocking up! Calcium supplements are never a bad idea, and you can also get lots of it from foods like milk and leafy greens. 6. Drink alcohol in moderation. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via hulu.com Keep an eye on how much you’re drinking. That doesn't mean you can never have a cocktail again, but moderation really is the key. 7. Don’t smoke. Getty / Via gettyimages.com Not to belabor a hopefully well-known point, but since the 1950s, study after study has shown the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Take that to heart. 8. Rest up. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via butlercat.tumblr.com Mmm, bed. Studies show that no one can survive on five hours of sleep or fewer without any impairment, so be sure to get enough sleep each night and find ways to sleep well! 9. Find a doctor you trust. Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com It may take a few tries to get it right, but it's important that your health care provider is someone that you're comfortable talking to, who you can go to with questions and who will listen to your concerns. Investing the time in finding that person means that you'll always have a knowledgable, trustworthy partner in taking care of your health. 10. And then see that doctor regularly! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The Weinstein Company / Via hollywood.com Make sure you have regular checkups and screenings, even when you’re feeling well. (Bonus: These won't seem like such a chore once you like your doctor.) 11. Finally, keep your mind clear. Avesun / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Research suggests that meditation may physically change the brain and body and could potentially help improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors. Give it a try or look for other forms of relaxation to maintain a clear head. It will help you deal with all of life's trials as they come — and make you healthier and happier overall. Basis was designed by world-class scientists, is based on 25+ years of aging research, was studied for efficacy, and has been published in a peer-reviewed journal. It's the one daily supplement your cells need!