Changing up your whole lifestyle can seem a little daunting at first, but by making small changes everyday, you can start to work healthy habits into your life, until they become your new normal.
Take a look at our tips for adopting healthy habits today, for a great sleep and a better life.
Stock up on Healthy Foods
It’s pretty easy to stay on track with a healthy diet when your cupboards are stacked full of healthy foods!
Bulk buying basics such as wholewheat pasta, or frozen vegetables, means that you can whip up healthy meals in minutes without opting for sugary snacks.
It is recommended by the NHS that people should aim for 30 minutes of exercise each day, whether that’s walking to work, heading out for a run, swimming or hopping on a bike, there’s plenty of ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine to keep you strong, fit and healthy.
Eat the Rainbow
If you’re stuck on how to eat healthy, a great tip is to eat the rainbow!
Opt for a colourful array of food on your plate, this will most likely mean that you’ll include vegetables in each meal!
Opt for Healthy Snacks
Similar to keeping your cupboards stocked with healthy staples, it’s importance to ensure that you have healthy snacks with you when you’re on the go.
Packing healthy items or even packing a piece of fruit will mean that you don’t reach for the sugar, and stocking up on healthy options will definitely become habitual after a few days.
WORK OUT A ROUTINE THAT SUITS YOU
Work out a routine catered for and based entirely around you. It might take a few attempts, but a stable routine can be a brilliant way to balance all areas of your life and get everything into your day.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PRODUCTIVE DAYS
We’re not always feeling our best, but when we are, it’s important to make the most of it. If you wake up feeling super productive and ready to move, then make the most of it and try not to shy from the feeling. Head straight to making a ‘to do’ list and go from there!
One of the staple foundations of healthy living is to stay hydrated.
With our bodies being compiled of over 70 per cent water, daily fluid intake is a necessity.
Dehydration can have an array of side affects, from headaches through to sore muscles and lack of energy.
To ensure you’re hydrated on the go, opt for a reusable water bottle and carry it everywhere to not only fight plastic pollution but to keep yourself healthy and hydrated.
Check out the affects of dehydration on sleep by clicking here.
Sort Your Sleep Schedule
When it comes to healthy habits, sorting your sleep schedule is definitely the best place to start.
Opt for heading to bed at the same time each night, and ensure that you switch off electronics at least one hour before sleep, this way you’ll find it easier to slip off into slumber.
Sorting your sleep schedule might seem daunting and pretty tricky at first, but once you’ve cracked it you’ll soon start to feel a difference in your overall well being.
Meditate and Practice Mindfulness
Meditation and mindfulness might not seem like an option when it comes to healthy habits, but by getting into the habit of taking a few minutes each day to calm yourself and relax, you’ll soon start to feel a difference in your overall well being.
Headspace is a great app for this, and it’s free to download!
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