On Maintaining a Healthier Lifestyle   

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Life can get really overwhelming at times, and feeling stressed seems to be unavoidable. Long working hours, the chaos of the city, and dealing with your own problems affect the way you feel, behave, and even think, whether you realize it or not.

That is why it is paramount to pay attention to those things that improve our lifestyle and our overall health; no matter how small or insignificant those things may appear to be, real change resides in the little things, you just need to take one step at a time and remain consistent.

Today, we bring you a list of ideas with little changes that you can apply to your everyday life. As you may know, or at least imagine, if the changes are too drastic they may not last; that is why following at least some of these ideas will definitely help you achieve and maintain those habits that will lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Great things start in the morning  

  • Try waking up early in the morning. There is no better feeling than waking up well-rested and to a bright new day. Making your bed is also a small habit that will improve the way you feel; it may sound silly, but tidying up the rooms in which you are, eventually, will lead to a tidier mindset!

Think of food as fuel for your body  

  • Whatever you eat and drink will have a tremendous impact on the way your body feels and the way that you feel about yourself. Just remember: do not skip any meal trying to eat less and do not try extreme diets that promise miraculous changes in a couple of weeks!
  • One small change that you can apply is going grocery shopping once or twice a week, buying seasonal vegetables and fruits, buying proteins and grains, and trying to have a stocked pantry. This will prevent you from ordering take-out and eating poorly at least during the weekdays! 
  • Try new recipes. With each new season, there are different products available, and each of those products may have many different ways in which they can be prepared!
  • Follow recipe websites to gather ideas that will help you cook more varied meals. Those websites will not only teach you how to make interesting meals but will also help you not to fall into the same recipes over and over again. One of our favorites for this week is https://minuterice.com/recipes/rice-stuffed-eggplant-parmesan/, and we absolutely recommend you try it!

Adopt a positive mindset  

  • This is not about toxic positivity. What we mean by adopting a positive mindset is that it all starts in our brains, in our own minds. You will definitely believe the words you tell yourself. So, if you continuously think that you won’t be able to achieve your goals, or if you tell yourself that adopting a healthier lifestyle is impossible for you, you will, probably, find it extremely difficult to make a change and maintain it over time. It is paramount you build confidence in yourself and be kind to yourself as well.

Try to move your body as much as you can  

  • No matter how little this movement is, it is paramount you move your body as much as you can. Need to go grocery shopping? Do not take the bus and do not use your car, just go there walking! If you happen to have one free hour, instead of scrolling your phone and killing time, try going out for a walk as well. The first few times you may have to force yourself into doing it, but as you start to make it a part of your daily routine, you will find that walking is great to relieve stress and fill your body with serotonin!

All of these tips and ideas are really easy to follow. If you are looking for a way of maintaining a healthier lifestyle, this is a great way to start. Little by little and as time goes by, you will learn to listen to your body and do what’s best for yourself. Remember, be consistent, and move as much as you can! Your body and your future self will thank you for it.

 

 

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