Are you planning on not skipping your workout any day? Are you thinking of leaving eating unhealthy foods? Are you constantly trying to eat healthy and exercise more but having a tough time sticking to these healthy choices? A healthy lifestyle is something we all want in our life but it’s not easy to make the right choices every time. Sometimes it takes a while to make changes, a part of your new habits. Old habits don’t go away that easily. Adopting healthy habits and breaking bad ones can be challenging and even depressing at times but it’s not impossible.
Here are some tips to recognise your bad habits and make some effort to create healthy ones
- Make the right choice: You start by improving your food decision-making.
- Planning your meals for the next day in advance: Planning your meals a day before ensures that you stick to a healthy diet and helps relieve mealtime stress.
- Fix your meals time and stick to it: Fixing times for your meals keeps your body active, mind focused and energy levels up.
- Manage your environment: Try not to have unhealthy foods in your surroundings. Keep healthy foods near you so that whenever you’re hungry you eat healthy.
- Focus on your food while eating: When you watch TV, computers or phones while eating you are distracted and you tend to eat more and enjoy it less.
- Avoid white: Eliminate white bread, white sugar, white rice, white pasta from your diet. Switch to brown or multigrain bread, jaggery, brown rice and whole wheat pasta in order to have a healthy life.
- Choose colorful vegetables and fruit: A colorful diet is a great way to boost your health and energy. Fill your plates with fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors.
- Live a more active life: Try to stay active, choose any activity that you enjoy doing which can mean going for a walk, hitting the gym, jogging, dancing or going for a bicycle ride, whatever, just keep moving. Trust me, you’ll feel better and sleep better.
- Start your day right: How your entire day goes depends on how you start your day. Unknowingly, some of the things that you do are causing you unnecessary stress like browsing social media. What you feed your mind in the morning matters so stop filling it with negativity. Instead, try meditating for 15-20 minutes which calms your mind and helps you to get in touch with your inner self. Meditation gives you the strength to face the challenges that comes your way.
- End your day great: Just like giving a good start to your day matters, giving a great end to your day matters too in having a great start to your next day. Reading before going to sleep soothes your mind, relieves your stress and gives you a good sleep. Reading helps sustain a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. It helps us discover new perspectives and gain empathy and knowledge.
- Reduce screen time: By cutting down screen time, you can have measurable and definite benefits such as improve your physical health, free up time for some creativity, make social connections, boost your mood and give the chance to connect and enjoy with our loved ones.
Let’s build wellness rather than treat disease.”
– Bruce Daggy