Many people feel that a healthy lifestyle entails inconvenience. But eating well, exercising, and taking care of your body doesn’t necessarily need to be hard, time-consuming or expensive. Here are some simple ways to create healthier habits leading you towards a more on point lifestyle.
Add more activity to your day by taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Park farther away for extra steps. Walk or ride a bike to complete errands. Take micro-breaks at work and find time to stretch.
Find an activity that you’ll look forward to doing. Try rollerblading, cycling, or go hiking and explore some new trails in your area.
Save money on a gym membership and perform body-weight exercises at home like push-ups, lunges, or wall squats.
Prep healthy meals on the weekend to stay on track during the work week. Consider wraps, fruits, nuts, or salads with wet and dry ingredients packed separately.
Eat mindfully by sitting down at the table- away from distractions like the computer or television.
Practice smart portions. The protein on your plate shouldn’t be larger than the size of your palm. A serving of fat should only be the size of your thumb. Vegetables should be about the size of your hand- the fiber and volume will help keep you full.
Carry a refillable water bottle everywhere you go and strive to drink at least 48-64 ounces per day.
Bring your own lunch to work. It will save money and if you prep your lunches for the week on the weekend, it shouldn’t be a time-consuming chore.
Take time out for yourself every night to de-stress. Common healthy stress-relievers include taking a warm bath, going for a walk, drinking a cup of decaf tea, painting, or meditating.
Get more sleep at night by turning off all electronics at least an hour before bedtime.
Don’t feel that you need to make a complete transformation immediately. Changing your routine slowly and gradually tends to produce the best and most lasting results. Pick one tip and run with it today!