Being healthy and fit usually entails we need to change our eating habits and exercise, which can be quite frustrating. Well, it does not have to be. There are easy-to-pick-up healthy habits that can effectively counteract the negative effects of an unhealthy lifestyle. These are basically, baby steps that help you transition into a healthier regime so that you don’t develop an aversion towards physical activity and giving up on the food you like. So, here are some of the life hacks that you should start using as soon as possible, in order to feel better.
A gallon of water a day keeps a doctor away
Talking about the benefits of drinking water is a whole new topic. So, all you need to know is that water helps you filter out unhealthy substances from your body, improves the circulation of healthy substances, and going to get water and to the bathroom, all the time helps you get some extra steps throughout the day.
Walk for around 30 minutes or more
Walking is not a demanding physical activity so this habit will be easy to pick up. Since your body needs sun as well, try to go for these walks during the day. Do this every day, and you won’t feel too bad for not exercising.
You can also install an app to count your steps and set yourself with a goal to make at least 10,000 steps on a daily basis. Furthermore, you can come up with rules for walking in order to combat the negative side effects of sitting. So, for every hour you spend sitting, make sure you walk around for at least 2 minutes.
Eat a single piece of fruit daily and/or drink one fruit smoothie
It is important to get your vitamins from natural sources rather than rely on supplements. This is good for both metabolism and healthy bowel movement. Alternatively, you can turn fruits into a smoothie. This can be an amazing refreshment during the summer heat. Basically, if you can give up on sugary drinks and candy bars by replacing them with fruits and smoothies that would be ideal.
Plan your meals
This can be really fun, and it will make you less likely to purchase fast food for breakfast or lunch. You can pick up a few recipes or find places that prepare healthy food and have everything marked on your calendar. As mentioned you can eat fruit as an in-between snack, and if you can organize your schedule to have multiple smaller meals that would be awesome. Smaller meals are easier to digest, so you won’t feel fatigued after eating.