5 easy steps to get healthier

Strong friendships are key to not just alleviating our stress and improving emotional well-being, but also boosting markers of our physical health, according to the latest research. Photo: Pexels

(Madeline Holcombe/ CNN Health) –– Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some undiscovered ingredient, and one bite of it would cure all our health concerns?

There isn’t one, sadly.

But scientists do know the recipe to better health, and it is a long-term practice of good habits when it comes to sleep, eating, exercise, socialization and stress.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization, here are the factors that add up to better health and what you can do today to improve in these areas.

Ask your doctor if you have specific concerns in any of these areas.

A bad night’s rest doesn’t just mess with your concentration during the day. So fathis year, CNN has reported that not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of mood problems, asthma, stroke and longevity.

Sleep is kind of a big deal. (…)