Ok lets face it, as much as we all would like to think that we are super healthily humans, in reality most of us are just the opposite. Instead of trying some “believe it or not” crash diet, buying bland food that I’m probably never going to eat, or killing myself in the gym, I decided to take real easy most practical approach to improving my health by making small changes to my daily routine.
1.) Take a Multi Vitamin
One of the most prominent reasons why we are not as healthy as we would like to be is because theres a major lack in vitamins and nutrients in our bodies. So, especially if your diet is not ideal, you can definitely benefit from taking a multivitamin twice daily.
2.) Wake Up Earlier
I swear I’m not a morning person, like not at all. However those days when my little one drags me out of the bed before 7am tend to be my more productive days. Im not sure if its because I don’t have to end up in a rush to get out the door but whatever it is, waking up early will make you feel empowered. Even if its just getting up an extra hour early before work, try it and see how much of a difference time makes.
3.) Take a Morning Run Walk
Im not a runner either. If your a runner, great, take a morning run. If your not so much a runner (like me) take a morning walk. Try a brisk walk around the block just after breakfast, the fresh dewey air of the morning will help wake up and rejuvenate your cells. If you have a dog, infants, or toddlers take them with you, they won’t mind coming along for the trip.
4.) Substitute Juice for Water
This one was super easy for me because I don’t drink a lot of carbonated or sugary juices. Water is my beverage of choice, and it should be yours too! Water is soooo good for your body, it helps your organs, your skin, and helps to keep your muscles energized but sadly the amount of water extracted from flavored drinks is hardly enough to keep your body in tip top shape.Im not saying never drink anything other than water in life ever again, but try to substitute your juice or soda for water whenever possible. If you usually have 5 juices a day, try 3 juices and 2 waters, or 2 juice and 3 watersdly the amount of water extracted from flavored drinks is hardly enough to keep your body in tip top shape.
5.) Eat more snacks
Yes, “snacks”. I don’t mean eat 15 bags of Doritos everyday. Im talking in the sense of portion sizes. Doctors and health experts are constantly promoting the idea of eating several small meals a day rather than 3 large ones, and I agree. The problem with our 3 meal a day habit is that these meals are size properly nor are they spaced out properly. Too often are people eating 4 course lunches because they missed breakfast, causing our bodies to go into starvation mode, absorbing all energy & nutrients possible and storing them until your next meal. By eating small portions of meals ever few hours or so, your metabolism can stay on track, your body will be able to store and disperse vitamins properly, you will feel hungry less often, and you will overall have more energy.
6.) Add 10 minutes of Yoga
I know that Yoga isn’t for everybody. However, yoga is the only form of exercise that is as relaxing as it is a huge benefit to your health. Yoga helps circulation, increase cardiovascular health, help manage weight, relieve stress, and even pain. You need little to no equipment to practice and you can do it right in your living room. My favorite do-it-at-home yoga site is http://www.doyogawithme.com and best of all its FREE!
Make a few of these minor changes to your everyday and reap the benefits of a healthier routine!