We all want to lead a positive, happy, and healthy life. But so few of us actually make an effort to implement positive, happy, and healthy lifestyle changes. If you’re going to live well, you’re going to have to make some sort of effort.
To help you along the way, here are a few different things you can do to guide yourself along the right path!
Creating an Exercise Routine
Exercise is an important part of a healthy day to day lifestyle. It keeps you fit. It keeps you in shape. In fact, you should be getting 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week. Now, this can be a little difficult right now, as you have to stay at home, the gyms are closed, fitness classes are off and sports clubs aren’t running.
But this doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise at all. Make the most of your sixty minutes of exercise outside each day. Go for a walk, a jog or a run. Just make sure you stay two meters apart from anyone else who might be out exercising at the same time. There’s also the option of doing some home exercise. Just invest in some basics like a yoga mat, a pilates bar, handheld weights, kettlebells, resistance bands, or foam rollers. Then follow a free online tutorial!
Cut Out Bad Habits
We all have bad habits of some sort. Some of us smoke. Some of us eat unhealthily. Some of us drink excessively. Some of us use other substances. Some of us procrastinate. Some of us lie too much. Whatever the habit is, there’s going to be help out there to get you through quitting it. Support groups, medical help, helplines, drug rehab and much more can help you quit!
We’re told time and time again that we need to eat healthily. So many of us eat unhealthy meals a day in and day out though! We eat many foods that contain way too many saturated fats, salts and sugars. Instead, make the effort to eat more healthily. Now is the perfect time to start learning how to cook well, as many of us have more time on our hands. Of course, there are much worse things you can put in your body than occasional bad food.
But when it comes to eating fast food, takeaways and junk food on a regular basis, your body will suffer negative consequences. Stick to whole foods and stick to your recommended calorie intake (this is generally 2500 calories a day for most men and 2000 calories a day for most women). Fit all of your recommended food groups onto each plate you eat! If your BMI is above average, you may want to consult your doctor or a nutritionist to help you come up with a healthy meal plan.
These are just a few different steps you can take to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Implement them into your day to day lifestyle and you should really benefit!