Healthy doesn’t have be hard.
It may take a lot of work and consistency, but it does not mean it is all restrictions and deprivations. In fact, one can still be healthy and not go through these two things.
Sure, it is easy to say but does it actually work? Yes, we can say with confidence that it does. You do not always have to push yourself to the brink of losing it, but you do have to push yourself to be consistent at all times.
Now, it is not as hard as you thought and that is good news. There are things you can do which are already part of your life and daily routine. What’s left is to ensure you do it more and consistently moving forward.
What are these things? Here they are:
Taking the stairs
Forget the lift and take the stairs instead. Do this as often as you can. Walk as much as you can. During the days when you are busy and cannot go to the gym, walking will save the day. If you can take 10,000 steps per day, the better.
Drinking more water
You can quickly turn this into a habit. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning, before each meal and in between meals. Drink extra water whenever you can and when you are at the gym. When you feel hungry, you may just be thirsty – drink water first, and when the hunger goes away, you have your answer.
Forget checking for updates in your timelines and go to sleep instead. You will be surprised how much time you spend on your social media when you start sleeping earlier than usual. Not only you get to sleep well, but you also have enough energy the next day to do what you set out to do. Most importantly, you lessen the risks of heart-related diseases.
Lessening sugar consumption
This may be hard to do when you have a sweet tooth or live on soda, but we are not suggesting that you quit cold turkey, we only recommend that you lessen what you consume. Eat chocolate but choose dark and stick to a small portion, have a cake but keep it to a few spoonfuls. You can still satisfy your cravings without going overboard.
Saying no to deprivation
We don’t believe in deprivation and for a good reason. Eat what you want but do it moderately. This way, you will be in control as opposed to bingeing, which could go from a spoon of ice cream to a whole pint. Don’t deprive, but be aware and practice moderation.
Take care of yourself and look after your needs. Loving yourself is always the best way to start living a healthy lifestyle.