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Tips for Better Lifestyle:
Take a break:
Don’t sit at your desk all day without taking a break. Your eyes will get tired and you’ll start to lose focus. Stand up, take an active walk around the office or do some jumping jacks every hour to stay energized and focused!
Get off of social media:
Get off of social media when eating dinner with friends or family members! Studies show that comparing our lives on social media makes us feel worse about ourselves which leads people to gain weight from unhealthy food choices. Take a break during meal times and enjoy time spent with loved ones instead of scrolling through Facebook while they are talking to you.
Keep track of what you eat:
It’s important not only what we eat but also how much we eat too! Keep track of what you eat for several days and see if you can find any patterns in your eating habits. You may be surprised to find out that although we think we’re hungry, many times we are not!
Drink more water each day!
It’s important to stay hydrated which will help with everything from focus at work or school to feeling better during workouts or other physical activity. We often underestimate how much water our bodies need so keep a bottle of water next to the bed too (or wherever it is convenient) in order to drink enough every day.
Do exercise routines that are fun for you!
This will be more likely to stick than if you’re doing something like a workout DVD or joining an expensive gym. If you need some ideas, try hiking with your friends on the weekend, going for long walks around your neighborhood after dinner time, or even taking up CrossFit as a new hobby in order to stay fit and healthy!
A Better Lifestyle means Good Nutrition:
Do not skip breakfast. It is important to fuel our bodies before we start off our day and make good food choices when it’s available instead of grabbing anything nearby (which often leads us down the wrong path). We should have at least three balanced meals per day along with two snacks; this way we can maintain enough energy throughout the day and make it easier to meet our daily nutritional needs.
Pack your lunch instead of eating out!
Eating at home saves money, is better for the environment since we don’t have to deal with all those paper wrappers or plastic containers that are thrown away after one use (plus, you might find some new favorite recipes!), and can help us maintain healthier habits when it’s just ourselves who knows what we’re eating. Better yet? Make a bunch of lunches on Sunday night so that every weekday morning we’ll be able to grab-and-go from the fridge without having to worry about making breakfast too!
When dining out, focus on ordering food that is high in protein such as grilled chicken, lean cuts of meat, or a salad with grilled fish. Share an entree for the table and split some appetizers so you don’t have to over-order food!
A Better Lifestyle means Better Fitness:
Do not skip workouts during daylight hours in favor of working out after work/school because it’s dark outside. It is important that we exercise early on so our bodies will begin preparing for sleep naturally which makes it easier to fall asleep at night time since there will be less adrenaline running through our system from being active earlier in the day. This also allows us to recover more quickly than if we were exercising later into the evening when our body is tired (or even worse right before bed) which will decrease the chance of soreness or injury.
Find a workout routine that fits your schedule, whether it’s running, CrossFit, yoga classes at lunch time on days when you’re not working too late, etc., and stick to this every day! Find someone who is doing what you want to do so asking for help can become more motivating than tedious. Study after study has shown how exercise releases endorphins in our brains which will make us feel better about ourselves while also reducing stress levels and leading to healthier relationships with those around us.
Don’t overestimate goal-setting when starting out: We often set goals like “I’m going to run 20 miles per week” without thinking through if we have enough time to do this. Set smaller goals over time so we don’t get overwhelmed by what is possible; for example, start with running a mile and then build distance from there!