We all have areas of our health we would like to improve. Whether it be fitness, nutrition, or emotional health related, we want to help! We’ve compiled a short list of our favorite ways for you to start working on your all around health today!
- Stress Management
Stress, in small amounts, can be great for motivation and getting things done, but what happens to your body when you start feeling overwhelmed? Symptoms of stress can include: low energy, headaches, upset stomach, aches, pains, and tense muscles, chest pain and rapid heartbeat, insomnia, frequent colds and infections, and more. Learning how to best manage your stress is vitally important to bettering your health!
Ever heard of the 2/30 rule? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. For every 2 hours of television you watch, workout for 30 minutes. Seems pretty simple, right? This is a great way to get started if you are brand new to your fitness journey. Not only will this get you moving, but it will help you live a more balanced and well-rounded life! Who doesn’t want that?
- Substitute At Least One Drink A Day With Water
If you are a heavy soda, coffee, juice, or any other sugary beverage drinker, this tip can help you lose weight and improve the health of your body! Theoretically, one pound of body weight is equal to about 3,500 calories. If you are drinking one sugary beverage a day with an average of 185 calories, substituting that beverage with water will help you lose one pound in roughly 19 days.
- Don’t Compare Your Fitness Journey
With the prevalence of social media, it has become increasingly easy to compare our Instagram and Facebook photos to the likes of fitness models. Keep in mind that everything posted on social media is carefully curated to show someone’s best side. Plus, you never know how long someone has been working to get in the shape they’re in. Keep working hard, and support those around you!
- Shoot For 7+ Hours Of Sleep Each Night
Studies have shown that the average adult needs between 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Getting enough sleep can aid weight loss, improve mood, and reduce stress! It will be much easier to start a day with healthy choices if you’re well rested from the night before.
- Reduce Your Screen Time
More specifically, spend more time with the people around you. Relationships can dramatically improve when you turn off your phone, step away from the computer, and switch off the tv. Plus, your eyes will thank you for the break!
- Don’t Do Drugs.
Period. (Come on, you know the kinds of drugs we are talking about here.)
- Organize Your Space.
Do you have that one cleaning project nagging you at the back of your mind? Keeping a clean and organized space around you will help you relax and enjoy your home a little more. This can lead to better sleep AND reduced stress! It’s a double win!
- Reduce Your Debt/Save More
Being healthy includes financial health, and a huge percentage of the average person’s stress is based on money. Even if you’re only saving $5 a week, start somewhere. You’ll be grateful for that cushion if you ever need it.
- Appreciate The Little Things