Have you wanted to make a lifestyle change, but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. I’m glad you’re here to start on the journey to a new, healthier you!
A full lifestyle transition should be at your own pace. If you take on too much at one time, there’s the potential to overwhelm yourself.
That’s the last thing you want!
There will be A LOT of changes, but below, here are 5 Tips for a Healthy Life you can start TODAY.
Get Outside & Be Active
Yes, I cheated and made this one. It’s one thing to start your journey by getting active at the gym or doing home based workouts. But being outside adds an additional benefit more for you. The fresh air & nature, in general, is excellent for your mental health.
Start with short walks in the evening or early morning, or walking on your lunch break. Take the stairs! Park further away from the door at the store.
Set a goal, and stick to it! There are so many ways you can incorporate activity in daily tasks.
Take Your Vitamins
While these taste DISGUSTING, vitamins are essential for your overall well being. Don’t know where to start?
Head over to Care/of and take the quiz! You’ll get personalized recommendations on which vitamins to consider taking, based on your answers; which cover your diet, overall health concerns, and lifestyle. Also, they now offer powders and quick sticks for your lifestyle.
The best thing, they ship right to your door!
I started on a B Complex and Astaxanthin, and I will be starting my protein shipment next month!
Drink More Water
Pretty obvious, right?
Drinking water is crucial to your lifestyle change. You should drink 1/2 an oz for every pound of body weight a day.
- It helps keep you hydrated
- drinking water with a meal will keep you fuller, longer.
- It’s a natural way to flush toxins from your body
- Helps prevent cramps, and muscle sprains.
I mean, the list is endless! Start switching out sugary drinks (like soda and juice) for water at one meal. Then, slowly increase it to all meals throughout the week.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
Hey, don’t get me wrong, I love a good Margarita. And lately, wine. There is nothing wrong with having an adult beverage now and again!
But, keep it in moderation. The average margarita has 400 calories.
That’s a lot!
Drink low-calorie adult drinks, like wine and some light beers, but do it in moderation! You don’t want to work hard to lose weight and change your lifestyle, only to drink all your calories on a Friday or Saturday night!
Changes will happen. You’ll see quite a few in the very beginning, but you’ll FEEL them first. Some at a point, physical changes may slow down or stop.
Don’t get discouraged.
Stay positive. You are taking steps to an overall healthy life, not a quick fix. Things may be slow. You may have set back. But you know what?
It’s okay to fail or “fall off” the wagon sometimes. It happens. The important thing is that again, you remain positive, and keep going. A positive mindset will change your WHOLE experience.
- Did any of these 5 Tips for a Healthy Life help you?
- What are some tips or recommendations you have, that I didn’t cover?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.