Healthy habits to start cultivating right now
Want to get started living a healthier life? The first steps include taking care of yourself mentally and physically.
Several ways to get started living a healthier lifestyle include:
They always said it was the most important meal of the day for a reason. Don't skip out on getting your metabolism jump started in the morning.
Choose something nutritious and with a mixture of carbs and protein to keep you fuller longer!
Your workout doesn't have to be heavy lifting at the gym. Go for a walk in the bar, a bike ride around the neighborhood, or a swim in the apartment pool. Find something that works for you and your schedule so you can make this a long-lasting habit.
Need more motivation? Try a group fitness class, small group training, or personal training. Even just having a gym buddy will help keep you accountable.
Get your body moving
An object at rest stays at rest. Start small by getting yourself moving more often. Get up from your desk and walk around, do some yoga in your space, or even try a chair workout.
Small changes can have a big impact: like taking the stairs instead of an elevator. Incorporating more movement into your routine will help you develop more active habits.
Drink more water
While this seems obvious, it may not be happening often enough. By staying hydrated, we can avoid feeling drowsy, tired, or unwell.
Avoid sugary drinks when you could be having a glass of water. Sugary choices may taste good but will lead to you crash later, can increase cravings, and are empty calories.
Thoughts have the power to shape our lives, so they're worth paying attention to. Notice how your thoughts affect your feelings and outcomes. Then, start trying to address any negative thoughts that keep occurring.
Some ways to help boost your happiness include showing gratitude, meditation, and random acts of kindness. Showing gratitude to others, possibly through random acts, can help boost your mood and help you focus on other people rather than your own negativity. Pull yourself out of a funk with meditation as well, even 2 minutes a day to reflect on what you're grateful for can reset your attitude.
What other healthy habits do you rely on or cultivate?
- Sophie Newman