You can improve your life when you give up some of your old habits, such as being a total couch potato, and replace them with some healthy habits. Let’s face it, you go through half of the day in a mindless blur, doing the same old thing. It’s time to change that and add a new dimension in your life. Maybe it’s just as simple as climbing the stairs at work rather than taking the elevator or parking in the first parking spot you see and walking into the building rather than driving around the lot for a half hour trying to find a closer place. That small change can help you become fitter.
Be healthier by being more adventurous at mealtime.
Shun the fast foods and start being creative in the kitchen. You don’t have to work hard to achieve healthier. For instance, you can make delicious spaghetti with a squash. Just cut the spaghetti squash in half, rub a little olive oil on it and season it with garlic, salt and pepper. Bake it cut side down and when you take it, it shreds with a fork into yummy spaghetti style strings you can eat plain or with other ingredients. It’s healthier and a lot of fun to introduce to your family. They’ll love it. Eating healthy is an adventure.
Start making movement a goal.
No matter what you do for a living, adding a little more movement to your day can reap rewards. If you work at a desk, try some isometrics to tighten your stomach or just stretch when you get a chance. There are plenty of ways to add more exercise to your day. It doesn’t have to be formal exercise to benefit you. It makes adding a formal exercise program even easier.
Regular exercise becomes addictive. Part of the reason is the hormones the brain sends when you do it. Endorphins and dopamine are two of the feel good hormones that will make you want to go back and exercise more.
When you start healthier habits, you’ll find them so rewarding you’ll start dropping old unhealthy habits and search for more ways to improve your life.
You can prevent serious conditions or make them more manageable when you adopt a healthier lifestyle. High blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and even depression are more easily controlled when you exercise regularly.
Living healthier can help you burn off hormones created by stress and build your self confidence. You’ll walk taller and have more presence. Others will notice and treat you with more respect.