You Gotta Start Somewhere: The First Steps To A New, Healthy Lifestyle

Are you one of those people who tries dieting or joins a gym only to give up a few weeks later? Or have you decided that now is the time to put your health first and make a few changes to your lifestyle? If you’ve struggled to commit or you’re eager to prioritize your health, here are some simple steps you can take to adapt your lifestyle and boost your well-being.

Focus on fitness
If you find it tough to stick to a training regime or you struggle to stay motivated when it comes to exercising on a regular basis, it’s time to be more focused on moving your body and understanding the benefits of physical activity.

Many of us start exercising more frequently in a bid to lose weight, but dropping dress sizes is not the only benefit of working out. Exercise is hugely beneficial for your mental and physical health, and if you can stick to a program or start working out more frequently, you’re bound to notice a difference in both the way you look and feel. You don’t suddenly have to become a gym bunny overnight or spend all your spare time doing weights, running or stretching.

Try different types of exercise, have fun, and if you find it difficult to stick to a pattern or push yourself, consider training with a friend or a personal trainer. Hang in there if you don’t notice results straight away. It can take time for your body to adjust to being more active, and hopefully, you’ll start to enjoy the feeling regular exercise gives you.

Detox
Detoxing is a great way to start your new, healthy life. The aim of detoxing is to cleanse your body and remove toxins. There are many different ways in which people detox. Some eat clean, some use specially designed detox tea products, and some use cleansing solutions from sites like Pass Your Test.

When you’re detoxing, concentrate on treating your body like a temple. Eat well, stay hydrated, get enough rest, avoid drinking alcohol and try and steer clear of stress. Detoxing should revive and energize your body, clear your mind and make you feel great.

Evaluate your sleep patterns
Sleep deprivation is one of the most common health problems in the modern world. It is estimated that the majority of adults will experience insomnia at some point in their lives, and up to 10 percent of adults in the US have chronic sleep issues. A lack of sleep doesn’t just contribute to tiredness and irritability.

It also puts your mental and physical health at risk. If you have trouble sleeping or you’re not getting enough sleep, evaluate your sleep patterns and try and find solutions, which could help you to get more rest. Are you going to bed too late or does your bedtime change every night?

Get into a routine and make sure you have half an hour to relax and unwind before you get into bed. If you’ve been struggling for a long time and self-help techniques aren’t working, consider seeing your doctor.

When it comes to healthy living, you’ve got to start somewhere. Don’t wait until New Year comes around again. Start living your best life today with these manageable steps.

Contributed Content

About Author

Jamie Sorenson

Jamie Sorenson is a freelance writer with a Masters in Communications from Quinnipiac. An aspiring screenplay writer, Jamie freelances for many media outlets.

Comments are closed.