Have you been wanting to make a change but have been struggling to do it? Read our latest blog post to find out more.
We have come up with a few simple habits you can start today to help create a happier and healthier YOU!
Wake up early - waking up early is one of the best ways to be more productive. Many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs are early risers. Getting up earlier is going to take time to adjust to, but once you make it a habit, you will never look back.
Morning routine - getting a good night’s sleep is an often neglected aspect of your health. Sleep is critical for a strong immune system, metabolism, anti-aging – the list goes on! You should always aim for between seven and eight hours of sleep per night.
Drink plenty of water - staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It nourishes your skin, boosts metabolism and helps you feel energized. So how much do you need? Experts recommend men should drink about 13 cups of total fluids a day and women about 9 cups.
Exercise in the morning - aim to get your exercise done and out of the way before a million excuses start to form. Not only morning exercises are easier to stick to, it also boosts your mood and may help you sleep better.
Plan healthy meals in advance - many of us resort to eating fast food or unhealthy snacks because we don’t have the time to cook. A simple solution to this problem is to prepare ahead. Come up with a meal plan for your week so you know exactly what to buy at the grocery shop and you are less likely to eat out. Spend extra time on Sunday and cook several portions at once. Then when you are hungry simply reheat them.
Don’t give up anything - fit people don’t diet. Obsessing over every calorie is no way to live. Most successful fit people make health a lifestyle and enjoy all the foods – but in smaller quantities. You don’t want to feel deprived. In fact, the worst thing you can do is be too strict and then rebound by overeating because you’re not satisfied.
Keep a small bag of almonds with you at all times - you never know when you will be in need of a snack. When we find ourselves starving and without food, that is when we tend to make poor choices and end up eating a whole chocolate bar in one go. A good idea is to keep a serving of nuts in your bag and snack on these instead.
Before bed prepare for the next day - many people struggle to fall asleep because their mind is racing with thoughts of what they have to do in the future. Spend a little time before you get in bed to write out a to-do list for the next day. Not only will this reduce stress, but it will help keep you organized and more productive
Improve sleeping habits - getting a good night’s sleep is an often neglected aspect of your health. Sleep is critical for a strong immune system, metabolism, anti-aging – the list goes on! You should always aim for between seven and eight hours of sleep per night.
Each of these habits may seem small by itself, but over time they can have a snowball effect on your health. But don’t try to adopt all these habits at once. Pick one and adopt it in your life. Once it becomes a habit, pick the next.