What do the healthiest and happiest people do? They develop habits that they stick to each and every day. You don’t have to be perfect in terms of what you eat, how you move, and what you choose to do with your life, but getting into these healthy habits as soon as possible will make the biggest difference to how you feel and operate.
Take a look and see what you can start doing to improve your life!
Get Up At The Same Time/Go To Bed At The Same Time
It’s much easier to get up and go to bed at the same time if you have a regular job to attend. However, those who don’t work weekends can find it tough. Those who work for themselves can find it even more difficult. Sometimes, your circumstances won’t allow. However, if possible, you should train yourself to get up and go to bed at the same time each day and night. Even on weekends. When you train yourself to do this, you’ll get your circadian rhythms in check, and it’ll be far easier for you to get the quality of sleep you deserve. You won’t want to snooze or feel groggy in the morning either.
Drink Plenty of Water
As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you should drink a pint of water. Throughout the day, you should then aim to drink 2-3 litres of water per day. Of course, this can depend on your height, activity levels, and so on, but that is a good level to aim for. Water helps us to feel more energized, helps many processes in the body, and can help us to avoid the terrible symptoms of things like kidney stones. Carry a bottle with you daily to make it easier.
Get More Steps In
We should all be doing a form of exercise that we enjoy each day. This could be swimming, biking, walking, a class, or something else. Staying active is the key to living a healthy, happy life. If you think you’ll struggle, the best way to begin is by aiming to get more steps in. Purchase a pedometer and aim to get at least 8000. 10,000 is a great goal to aim for. If you work sitting down, you’ll need to make an effort to get up every so often and take some steps. Getting into this habit will help you to feel more energized too.
Choose Food That Nourishes Your Body
You don’t have to count your calories or cut out a food group. However, you should make sure you’re choosing food that nourishes your body as often as possible. Eat plenty of fruit and veg, and get a balanced mix of food groups.
Meditation is all about becoming mindful, and there are loads of ways to do this. Start for just a couple of minutes each day and work yourself up.
Cut Down On Screen Time
Finally, pay attention to the amount of time you spend on the computer, on your phone, in front of the TV, and so on. Cut down on this time and aim to do more productive things instead. Scrolling on social media and similar activities are totally pointless and mindless – the opposite of what we should aim to be.