Life can get busy, and we can often neglect ourselves when it gets that way. Yup, we leave our health at the wayside. Whether you’re a working parent who puts your child’s needs first or you’re busy with your career and other commitments, the everyday things can and often do take over. So, what can be done to make your and your health more of a priority?Here are steps to start today toward positive change. We’re talking about a healthier, happier you – finally.
They’re Basic Things
The good news is that it’s back to basics. Just simple steps, rather than making radical changes, can impact your overall health and well-being. Parent or not, you’re only able to be the best person, wife, mother, etc. that you can be when you take care of yourself as well.
Eat Breakfast for a Healthier, Happier You
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many of us have been told that since we were kids. But what’s the reason behind it?
Firstly, breakfast boosts your metabolism. Therefore this first meal of your day will give you the energy to start it with energy. Just make sure you’re having a nutritious breakfast. Pastries and doughnuts won’t help your day start off right, no matter how good they taste at the time.
Find Exercise You Enjoy
There is a clue in the name ‘workout’ and the clue is the word work. It can be hard work to workout!
That’s especially true if you’re a beginner or need to get into a better fitness routine. In this case, find something that you enjoy so you won’t see doing it as a chore. That’s the way to a healthier, happier you.
After all, you’re more likely to stick at an enjoyable exercise routine rather than one that you think is boring or too tough. And over time that fitness routine can turn into weight loss, more muscle tone, or whatever goal you set for yourself.
Replace Bad Habits
You are only going to be at maximum health when you can kick bad habits. When something is holding you back, then it impacts your health, both physical and mental.
But going “cold turkey” or stopping formed habits abruptly can be difficult. So, it is a good idea to think about things that you can be doing instead to slowly transition to a healthier way of being.
For a start, you could look to vape instead of using cigarettes, for example. You could swap soda for sparkling water too. How about reading a book instead of looking through Facebook before you go to bed?
So, just look at your life and think about what you can be doing and how you can cut out or replace certain things with better ones for a happier, healthier you.
Control Your Portion Sizes Too
When you’re not in control of what you eat, then you can quite easily overeat. Yes, that’s an easy habit to get into!
To combat that routine, regularly look at much you eat and where you eat it. Preparing meals at home is the best way to know what is going into your food, as well as controlling how much you consume at meal time.
Lastly, use smaller plates or bowls as a simple way to eat less. You’re visually filling the plate but it won’t involve as much food as a bigger dish holds on it.
What are other ways to a healthier, happier you that we haven’t listed here? Let us know in the comments section below!