Written By Paisley Hansen / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Everyone is guilty of indulging in unhealthy habits every once in a while. Whether it's binge-watching a Netflix show for hours on end, drinking a little too much when you go out or unhealthy eating habits, it's easy to reach for the more unhealthy option in any aspect of life.
However, if you have the motivation to change, you can improve your life and implement healthier habits. If you want to start making positive, healthy changes, you can begin by using these tips. It's important to remember that creating habits don't have to mean life-altering changes to your routine. Oftentimes, it can be small things that can make a sizable difference.
Fuel Your Body
One of the best healthy habits that you can start today is to fuel your body properly. Whether that means working on eating more consistently throughout the day, lessening snacking or incorporating more vegetables, there are many ways that you can improve your eating habits.
The foods you eat and nutrients you take in during the course of the day have a huge impact on your mood, brain function and energy levels. If you struggle to get in enough nutrients, consider finding a supplement that suits your needs. A supplement such as a hormone balance supplement can help your body and mind work better.
Other popular supplements, such as collagen powder, can help bone health and brain function. A daily multivitamin is also a great way to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs. Make sure you're eating enough healthy fats, proteins and complex carbohydrates during each meal.
In particular, creating a habit of eating a good breakfast every day can help your energy level and lead to a more productive day. A food like oatmeal, which helps to regulate your blood sugar, can help give a more steady release of energy than a sugary cereal or pastry.
For lunch, adding an avocado to your salad or sandwich is a great way to add in some healthy fats to your meal, which will help provide you with energy and helps you absorb essential vitamins.
Get Enough Good Sleep
Most people know that adults require between seven and nine hours of sleep, but many don't realize the quality of sleep is as important as the amount of time you sleep. If you're constantly tossing and turning during the night and not actually being able to get a good amount of rest, your body and mind will suffer.
Sleep helps us process our day both physically and mentally by repairing joints and restoring energy, among many other things. Being sleep-deprived consistently can lead to many problems and is even shown to weaken your immune system.
You can make getting good-quality sleep a habit by setting up a good nighttime routine and addressing any issues that may be preventing you from sleeping as restfully as you want to, such as insomnia or joint pain.
A nighttime routine can include things like reading a book before bed, taking a sleep aid or drinking a cup of tea before bed. Getting into any kind of routine will help you sleep better, as it will help signal to your brain when it's time for bed.
Of course, exercise is a great healthy habit to try and begin. However, you can even start with something smaller than doing traditional exercise and make an effort to just move a little bit more each day.
This may include things like parking farther away at the grocery store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work. No matter how you choose to move, studies consistently show that physical activity helps you both physically and emotionally is a great stress reliever.
There are many ways to implement more healthy habits into your life that only require a little bit of effort. These simple habits can help you feel better both physically and mentally.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, and growing young. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym. She loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact her through Facebook.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.