So many people take their eyes off of the bigger picture when it comes to health and fitness. They are only concerned with how they look. There’s so much more to it than that. One must ask themselves, how do I feel?
Your body begins to change from the inside out as you start making healthy choices. Some people don’t know where to start or think that they are in over their head when they start a new healthy lifestyle. Below are some ways that you can start making changes:
1.) Drink more water. Some people hate plain water. Add fruit to it (it doesn’t matter if it is berries, apples, lemon, or oranges). Add a little Crystal Light to it or drink unsweetened tea.
2.) Walk more. Park farther away from the store when you go shopping so you have farther to walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Try to set aside an hour a day for physical activity. It doesn’t matter if it is at a gym or at home.
3.) Sleep more. It’s important to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. If you’re getting fewer than that, go to bed 30 minutes earlier. It might not seem like a lot but once you get used to that, go to bed 30 minutes earlier again. There you have an extra hour of sleep. If you get a day that you can spend at home, then take a nap.
4.) Eat better. Make better changes as you go. You don’t have to start off with steamed broccoli and plain tilapia. Start small. Remove cheese from your salads. Grill your meat instead of frying it. Choose whole grain over enriched products. Pick fresh produce over canned.
It is my hope that these little tips will set you on a course for the best changes you can make for your health and well-being. You’ll see changes over time, but you’ll feel better much sooner!