Updated: Dec 30, 2021
Most of us have hectic lives and barely have time for ourselves and our families.
But our health is as important as anything else -if not more important.
Sometimes going to the gym is impossible as well as going for an afternoon walk, but here are some simple things to do everyday to help you be healthier!
Drink water: Have a water bottle near you so you drink water, if you forget a lot, try using an app or reminder to tell you when you should drink and how much you should drink (recommended for adults 2 liters per day). Staying hydrated helps maintaining the function of every system in your body, your heart, brain, and muscles. Water carries nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and help prevent constipation. It also helps clearing out your skin and keeps your skin glowing.
Use the stairs as much as possible: If you don't have time for a walk, take every opportunity to get you moving, so try using the stairs.
Stretch: When you wake up, do a 2 min stretch just to get your body working and relieve muscle tension. Stretching also helps getting the blood in your brain and you get more active. If you have a hard time choosing the stairs, just imagine that the elevator is broken.
Be positive: Practice focusing on what's important and being grateful. Researchers show that being positive boosts your immune system and overall health!
Eat your greens: Try eating as many veggies as possible, and also try to include them in every meal.
Drink your greens: Shakes are super easy, just throw in a bunch of veggies, press a button, and voila! A super healthy shake! If you realize that you're not getting enough greens, try to opt for drinking them!
Meal prep: Omg this is a personal fave. Meal prepping is sooo easy and saves you a load of time and the worry of not knowing what to eat! Take aside a few hours from your weekend to meal prep your week's food, store the meals in a container and freeze them until you wanna eat, pop them out and heat! Meal prepping also saves you money, because you would do your groceries one time a week and not need to spend money eating out. Check out our meal prep article for inspo for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans!
Get a good night's sleep: Sleeping in underrated, everyone takes it for granted. Sleeping is super important, like SUPER important, it reduces stress levels, helps your body fight back any viruses, improves memory, and soooo much more! Try to find your sleep cycle, when your body gets sleepy and when your body naturally wakes up. There are a lot of benefits to sleeping, this is an article that shows you all of them!
Surround yourself with people you love: Try to be with people that make you feel happy, good listeners, people that bring out the best in you. Being with family and friends helps a lot!