Leading a Healthy Lifestyle
Is there anything really more important than your health? Being healthy allows us to go about our day to day lives, take care of our families, and feel good! So what are you doing to keep your wellbeing in check?
Let’s talk about simple life changes you can make to improve your health:
If you’re like 78% of Americans, you’re not getting enough sleep or exercise. If you want to be the best version of yourself, exercise needs to be a part of your daily routine.
“Exercise? Who has time for that?“
Hey, we get it! Jimmy has karate class at 3, dinner needs to be made, those clothes aren’t going to fold themselves… Life get’s busy. But it’s important to realize that taking care of others starts with taking care of yourself.
Here are some pro tips for adding an exercise routine to your busy life:
Put it on the schedule and stop with the excuses.
If you’re serious about your exercise routine, write it down, put it on your calendar, set an alarm on your phone, shout it from the rooftops! Block of 30 minutes to an hour and make that time exclusive to exercise.
Find a gym buddy.
Working out with a partner can make the time go by much faster and it’s always great to have an accountability partner for extra motivation!
Make it your “Me time.”
Working out is only unpleasant when you look at it as a chore. Exercise releases endorphins into your body and should make you feel good. Start thinking of exercise as a time to relax and escape from stresses in your life.
Drink plenty of water.
Many people go through life dehydrated. Don’t be one of them! Dehydration can cause tiredness, low energy, and headaches.
Water helps us flush out unwanted waste products and toxins from our bodies and keeps us feeling good! Make sure you are drinking 8-10 cups of fluids per day to maintain a healthy water weight.
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Eat Healthy Foods
Eating a balanced diet can keep your body healthy, full of energy and prevent unwanted weight gain. What you eat affects your brain function, muscle movement, circulation, sleep and so much more. Remember it’s okay to have a tasty treat once in a while as long as you’re keeping a balanced diet
“Aren’t healthy foods more expensive?“
A common argument people make is that healthy foods are more expensive than others. While this may be true in some cases, there are plenty of foods that are affordable for your family.
Get Enough Rest
Rest and refresh. Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed at a regular time each day and practice good habits to get better sleep. Sleep restores both your mind and body. Dedicate some time each day to refresh. It’s okay to add ‘do nothing’ to your to-do list!
- Set a bedtime to ease into a consistent sleep pattern.
- Wake up at the same time every day.
- Make your bed a no phone zone.