5 Habits for A Healthier Lifestyle: Part 1

We all know eating lots of fast food doesn’t get you that six-pack and scooping yourself ice cream for dessert every night won’t make your biceps any bigger, but when it comes to overall healthy life practices, it can be a challenge to know where to start.

If you find yourself wanting to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself, follow these FIVE HEALTHY HABITS below.

#1: EAT RIGHT

Salad Bowl
There seem to be a million different diets out there all claiming to benefit you the most with their lack of dairy or gluten, extra protein powder, or strange energy juice that will help you achieve your physical health goals.

The truth is, we are natural bodies that thrive on natural foods.

Try cutting out sugar and other processed foods and focus on putting naturally occurring ones in your body. Add lots of greens and vegetables along with clean meats, fruits, and nuts as you begin your journey to a healthy diet.

#2: STAY ACTIVE

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With the world as fast-paced as it is today, there are still many jobs that require hours of sitting in front of a computer, at a desk, or behind a steering wheel.

Since there is such a physically stagnant work culture, be sure to incorporate your own movement during the day, even if it’s going on a walk during your lunch break or a run before or after your shift.

It doesn’t have to be for long, just a little bit every day!

#3: MAINTAIN GOOD POSTURE

Man sitting with good posture
Don’t slump!

Poor posture can lead to stress on your body which can negatively affect your health including muscle aches and back pain. Remind yourself to sit upright. When you walk, keep your head high and shoulders back and relaxed.

These simple changes can have a positive impact on your health. Furthermore, long hours sitting at a desk or in a vehicle can often lead to bad posture causing back pain.

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#4: SLEEP

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The time you spend sleeping is extremely important and necessary for your body to recover, rest, and rejuvenate after your day. Stay disciplined and get to bed at night!

The following is the amount of sleep recommended at night:

  • Adults: 7 to 9 hours
  • Teenagers: 8 to 10 hours
  • School-age Children: 9 to 11

If it is difficult for you to wind down and actually fall asleep, considering getting in bed just half an hour earlier every night until you make a habit of it.

#5: EAT BREAKFAST

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Don’t skip your first meal of the day! While it is not everybody’s favorite, breakfast is important for a few reasons. It not only prevents you from overeating later, but it also kickstarts your metabolism early on in the day.

It’s ok if you don’t like eating a lot in the morning, just try a granola bar or some fruit. It doesn’t have to be much, just be sure to eat something healthy!

If you are looking to create a healthier lifestyle for yourself, consider making these 5 Healthy Habits daily practices on your journey to a healthier and happier life.

Let us know in the comments below if you have any other tips for healthy living!

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