Simple Healthy Habits You Can Incorporate into Your Routine

Simple Healthy Habits You Can Incorporate into Your Routine

Establishing healthy habits can be hard, especially when you have a busy schedule. We thought we would share a few tips which will assist you in establishing small, but effective healthy habits into your routine that will benefit your physical and mental health.

 

Eat Breakfast 

Breakfast is often referred to as ‘the most important meal of the day’ – rightly so, however, despite this, a lot of people often skip breakfast. Not only does eating breakfast fuel your body and mind for the day ahead it breaks the overnight fast. Not eating breakfast may leave you feeling tired and unmotivated – which may lead to overeating later in the day. If you need help with some fun breakfast ideas, you can find a nutrition guide in our program. 

 

Plan your Meals

When you have limited time, you may lean toward ordering take out or eating more snacks rather than fulfilling meals. If you prepare your meals the night before, or even meal prep on Sunday night for the week ahead, this will allow you to have fulfilling meals at your fingertips. Preparing your week of food ahead of time allows you to have various nutrients in your meals, avoids stress of last minute cooking and saves you time and money.

 

Stay Hydrated

Sometimes your brain mistakes dehydration for hunger – if you stay on top of your water intake, you may not feel as hungry and eager to snack throughout the day. Aim to drink 2L or 8 cups of water a day (if this isn’t achievable, start smaller and work your way up) – it may help to use a measurable water bottle to track your water intake. 

 

Ditch the Phone

Set aside some time each day to leave your phone behind. Whether it be 30 minutes before waking up/before going to sleep, going on a walk without your phone or some down time reading a book. Ditching the phone for even a short amount of time each day will help your brain reset from the mass overload of data consumption on social media and improve your mental health in the long run.

 

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep allows your body to reset and recover, which provides you with energy for the day ahead. This is needed for your brain to function well and allow you to be productive. If you are having trouble sleeping, try setting a bedtime routine. Your body will get used to this routine and start to learn that when you follow this routine, it is time to rest. This could be as simple as journaling before bed each night, having a peppermint tea or reading a book. It may also help to listen to sleep meditation podcasts. 


Exercise

Exercising has so many benefits, not only the physical. Exercising contributes to better sleep (exercising will leave your body feeling tired and allow you to get a better night’s sleep, which will assist in muscle recovery overnight), it releases endorphins/serotonin - leaving you in a better mood and contributes to your overall health and wellbeing. 


Danni xx


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