With so many new health trends all the time, everyone tends to gravitate to the latest tips and tricks. But sometimes, the answers to better health lie in the past. There are a number ofold-fashioned ways to be healthier that might actually work, and although they might sound strange compared to more modern advice, there's a reason they've stood the test of time.
"We've become more industrialized as a society, and we have also become more disconnected from our 'roots,'" Carol Lourie, a naturopath, acupuncturist, homeopath, and functional medicine practitioner, tells Bustle. "Our ancestors had it right in many ways. They grew their own food; they had community with whom they met and related to on a consistent basis; they moved their bodies and exercised on a daily basis as part of their life. It wasn't a class they had to rush to get to, and there were dramatically less chemicals they were exposed to on a daily basis."
Although we have come a long way in figuring out what's healthy for us, there are some old traditions that we should keep alive for the benefit of our health. Here are seven old-fashioned health habits that experts say might actually be good for you.