We all begin with good intentions, setting fitness or healthy eating/weight loss goals for ourselves, but often get derailed. How can we work toward cementing the habits that can help us reach our goals?
Here are 5 tips to help:
1. Wake Up Early and Go to Sleep Early
It is important to have a set sleep schedule and wake up at an early hour, as well as go to sleep at an early time-frame. The average person should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night, with quality sleep. Often, people will work from their bed, watch television or be on their phones or ipads from their bed and these distractions can cause a later sleep time and disrupt the sleep cycle. Keep your room and bed for sleeping only and you will feel well-rested and productive.
2. Eat a Nutritious Breakfast
There are a plethora of options for a healthy breakfast, and this is often called the most important meal of the day. Breakfast will allow you to have the energy for your day that you need. Some popular breakfast options are whole-wheat toast with avocado and a hard-boiled egg, “overnight oats,” and greek yogurt with berries.
3. Drink Water
Water is essential for our proper functioning, and we should aim to drink half of our body weight in ounces of water each day. This may seem like a lot, but most of us are not taking in enough hydration and are even dehydrated. Proper hydration can improve energy levels and body function.
4. Get Outside!
Being outdoors in nature or just in general, is so helpful for many reasons. The sunshine can improve our vitamin D levels as well as keep our circadian rhythm and sleep cycles on track. The fresh air can be invigorating and uplifting and the mindfulness that often surrounds being in nature is good for our mind, body and soul.
5. Massage Therapy
Massage is a great way to keep us feeling happy and healthy! Massages have many benefits and are an essential routine for health and wellness. Massage can aid with elevated mood, improve sleep, decrease pain and soreness and relax us. The massage therapist will be able
to recommend how often you should get a massage.