A healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy routine. If you want to be healthier, you’ll need to be intentional about how you live your daily life. Health is about what you do regularly, having a green juice once every couple of months won’t cancel out the weekly pizzas. Getting healthier doesn’t have to be this big, scary thing that makes you sacrifice everything that you know and love. These simple, daily changes are easy to incorporate into your daily life and they’ll leave you feeling better than they found you.
Drink hot water with lemon first thing in the morning
This is great to drink first thing in the morning because it cleans your system and gets your body ready for the day. I find that drinking this makes me feel lighter and more awake, I love having it instead of coffee because it makes me feel so fresh and cleansed.
Incorporate fruits and veggies in your diet
Not everyone is a salad person and that’s totally okay. You can get the nutrients your body needs without subjecting yourself to eating foods that you don’t like. I love getting nutrients from fruits and vegetables by drinking them in smoothies. This is delicious and it allows you to add to your diet instead of changing the meals that you’re used to. This also works really well as a snack. Sometimes I’ll grab a smoothie instead of a granola bar because it will keep me full and give me energy.
Take a probiotic
Probiotics are so important to have in your diet. Probiotics balance the bacteria in your digestive system, helps treat and prevent diarrhea, and keeps your body healthy. I used to suffer from stomach issues and this probiotic has helped me so much. I highly recommend adding this to your diet if you suffer from stomach issues. I use this probiotic from Olly!
Sunlight is so important for your mental health! Not only does it leave you with a bronzy glow but getting sunlight daily improves your mood and helps you to think more clearly and positively. I recommend taking daily walks or even sitting outside while you read a book.
If you find yourself struggling with negative thoughts I recommend keeping a gratitude journal. Each night write down 3 things that you’re grateful for and soon you’ll have a notebook filled with all the beautiful things that you have in your life. After keeping a gratitude journal for a while I found that I thought more positively and became happier overall.
Track your steps
It’s extremely easy to fall into the trap of being a coach potato. Tracking my steps has been one of the best things I have done for my health! Now that I can keep track of how much I’m walking, I find myself staying much more active. I feel lighter and quickly lost weight just from going on daily walks. A sign of activity is walking 10,000 steps a day so keep that in mind if you decide to start tracking!
Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “but I don’t have the time!” Daily exercise doesn’t have to mean going to the gym for 2 hours a day or getting a personal trainer. Walking for 30 minutes or doing 15 minutes of yoga daily does wonders for your body and your mental health.
Positive thinking does wonders for your mental health. Make an effort to be in control of your thoughts and choosing them wisely instead of letting your thoughts rule you. Mastering this will change your entire life.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is so incredibly important for your health. Getting adequate sleep will reduce stress and inflammation, improves memory, aids in weight loss, makes you more alert, and so much more. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night will help you to be your best self.
Do what you love
This is such an important step in living a healthier life. If you’re getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising daily, yet you’re spending your days doing things that you hate (working at a crumby job, hanging out with toxic friends, spending all day comparing yourself to others online, etc.) you won’t be healthy or happy. Make an effort to fill your days with people and activities that you love, you won’t regret it.
What do you do on a daily basis to promote health, wellbeing, and self care? Comment below!
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