There’s been a pretty big cultural shift over the past few decades. The average person is more aware of modern health problems, and the things they can do to mitigate them, than ever before. Despite this, many of us find it extremely hard to find the self-discipline and motivation necessary to keep our bodies in great shape. Here, we’ve listed a few healthy habits that are easy to incorporate into day-to-day life.
Eat One Truly Healthy Meal
As you may know from experience, it can be pretty hard to eat like an Olympian at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Instead of trying this, and biting off more than you can chew, make life easier for yourself by picking one meal in the day to make as healthy as possible. If you choose lunch, add a single portion of protein, whether that’s some fruit and veg, a handful of almonds, or whatever you prefer. It may not be a lot of food, but it will be a step up from your default lunch, and will be one more step towards better portion control at every meal. If you remember to prepare a healthier meal ahead of time and stick to this habit, eventually it will become the norm.
Read Up on Your Body
This is probably the easiest tip on the list, as it’s more of an auxiliary to your healthy lifestyle, rather than any kind of actual hard work. If you spend 10-15 minutes browsing health blogs and columns before work, it will keep healthy living on your mind constantly, teach you to get more or less of a certain kind of food, and open your eyes to new methods of exercise you just might fall in love with. If you have any kind of recurring aches or conditions, reading up on these will also help you to understand the root of it, and avoid any habits that could be straining your body. Sites like Safe Symptoms can offer all kinds of helpful insights into the health problems you’re experiencing, and provide advice on how to make the condition better.
Use Your Lunch Break!
As I’m sure you’ll agree, most of us could be using our lunch breaks more effectively in one way or another. You’re not going to spend that whole thirty minutes or full hour eating, so use that time to do a little more for yourself. Going for a walk, especially if you can convince a buddy to come with you, is probably the easiest way to get some exercise into your daily routine. Simply stretching or doing a few sit-ups and push-ups in your workplace can also be easy to fit in, and make a big difference to your overall health. It doesn’t matter what you do, but try to do something. You’ll burn off calories, relieve some stress, and feel much better when you come back to your workload. As always, if you really get into this habit, you’ll be well on your way to making health a part of your schedule.