In this modern world where everybody is so busy changing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is no easy. But at one point you will need to change your lifestyle because of one reason or another most probably because of health reasons. But instead of waiting until you reach that point, you can have an action plan and start living healthy as early as now. It is no easy but it can be done. Check out this tricks and tips that will help you out switch to a healthy lifestyle.
- 1 – Wake up early and plan your day
I know hitting the snooze button of your alarm is one of the things you love to do in the mornings. After all, why should an alarm tell you when to wake? I was there too someday but not anymore. Let me tell you why you should consider waking up early, waking up early reduces stress levels. Seriously speaking, when you wake up early you will have time to plan your day and there will be no need to rush and it will allow you to make some delicious breakfast before you dive into your busy day. This will help you start your day on a positive note and it’s all about positivity in this life.
- 2 – Have a meal plan
You need to know how many meals you will be having per day. Will you be just having the three normal meals of the day or will you be adding something in between the meals? At what time will you be taking your meals? Having such a plan will help you some time for gym and help you stay on track while avoiding frustrations. Having a meal plan will also help you be making healthy diets packed with the right nutrients that depends on your goals.
- 3 – Pack some food and take it with you.
Sometimes you are forced to eat something you were not so prepared for because you forgot to pack up your lunch. While at work you will be hearing the food calling your name and remembering how you just forgot such a delicious meal, can even change your moods. Avoid such things by packing your food at night before and it will just be a quick grab in the morning as you go to work. But of course you will need to store the food in proper container to prevent it from going bad.
- 4 – Eat slowly.
I know how the world can be busy and you need to work extra hard to make it. Sometimes even have to multitask and do most things in double time. But don’t let this behavior spread over to your dietary habits. Just go slow on your food buddy, taking it slow means you will have a better digestion and you will definitely feel full when it is the right time. Eating fast can even make you feel sick while eating slow will particularly help you enjoy the food more and become satisfied.
- 5 – Make a schedule for daily exercise.
Those who say they can’t find time for daily exercise are just exaggerating how busy they are. Because the truth is, no matter how busy you are you can always make some time for exercise. You just need to make it your priority. And this is where waking up early plays a vital role. Set aside some 20 minutes for exercise and don’t you ever miss even a single session. We all know how keeping fit is important so make a date with daily exercise.
- 6 – Reduce your screen time.
Our generation has that fear of missing out. We all want to be up to date and you will find people looking at their phones even at work because they want to know what’s trending. Life does not exist inside your computer! Take your time, walk around, meet some people and cook some food. Now that’s the healthy and good life.
- 7 – Quit smoking
There a lot of smokers out of there. In US for example there are more than 16 million smokers and in china there is more than 350 million smokers! If you are a smoker, your body is crying deep inside but you are not listening. It wants you to stop smoking because the problems associated with smoking are very serious. The most common one being lung cancer. Quit smoking and have a better life.
- 8 – Have successful sleep habits
When I said wake up early I did not mean you sleep less hours! Enough sleep is super important and it generally improves your overall health. The benefits of enough sleep cannot be underestimated, it helps you repair the damaged tissues and release Leptin Ghrelin that is associated with weight loss among many other benefits. For maximum benefits of sleep ensure you sleep a minimum of 7 hours per day.
- 9 – Be mindful
If you have never tried meditation, you are missing out. This is a thing that is helping a lot of people out there I included. It helps increase ability of self-acceptance and understanding your strengths and weaknesses will help you have a happier life and it’s all about happiness.
- 10 – Drink enough water
The recommended amount of water you should be drinking each and every day is 8 glasses. But a lot of people out there don’t even drink four glasses of water per day. Most usually drink water after a meal. But the importance of water in your body cannot be underestimated. Our bodies are made up of over 60 percent water and drinking enough water will improve metabolism and you should not drink water after a meal. Drink before one and this will help keep your weight in check. And it will also reduce the effects of some digestive acids. Since drinking water can be boring, infuse some flavor into it. Like you can add lemon, strawberries, orange etc.