With the New Year fast approaching, rather than waiting to make resolutions, let’s start practicing simple healthy habits now! Small changes can make a big difference. Make your overall lifestyle healthier with these 5 habits. And watch for our New Year’s Resolution tips to help you create a specific, realistic goal!
Consistent Movement – Moving consistently daily and prioritizing it is a key aspect of living a healthy lifestyle. This doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym daily, but rather, when possible, you take the stairs, park farther away, or even get up from your desk and stand for a few minutes every hour.
5+ Servings of Fruits and Vegetables – Consuming a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily can aid in gut health, filling you up, and giving you a large variety of nutrients.
Staying Hydrated – Drinking water throughout the day is extremely beneficial and one of the easiest steps to a healthy lifestyle. Ideally, we want to have a minimum of 1L of water daily, you may notice increasing your water can lead to clearer and more hydrated skin, less bloating, and higher energy levels.
Consistent Sleep Schedule – Sleeping a consistent 7-9 hours every night is a great indicator that you’re living a well-balanced healthy lifestyle, and that your body is functioning well. Sleep allows the body to fight viruses and infections, repair damaged tissue including muscles, and aids in weight management.
Stress Management and Relaxation – Creating a relaxing routine to de-stress from your day can help to lower blood pressure, lower cortisol levels, lower heart rate, improve your quality of sleep, improve your mood, and even help with weight management!
These 5 habits can help you live an overall healthier lifestyle, if you’re interested in creating a more specific New Year’s Resolution, keep an eye out for our blog on December 27th!
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