Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to live a healthy lifestyle. Today’s society is so face paced and jam-packed, it’s hard to make enough time to really look after yourself. It’s so easy to fall into the routine of buying unhealthy food on the run, binge eating, snacking while at work, the list goes on. Working long hours means it’s also hard to get to the gym and you’re sometimes just so tired it falls to the bottom of the list. Luckily, there are easy ways to ensure you are fitting in time for yourself, healthy food and a healthy lifestyle among all the craziness that is life!
Here are a few tips from us on how to live a healthier lifestyle, which will change your ways of thinking about health and yourself.
FIRSTLY, THINK POSITIVELY
A healthy, positive attitude towards a healthier way of living is step number one. You’ll be easily motivated if you can build the drive from within to take steps and actions in your life towards change.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
This one might seem obvious, but heaps of people struggle to eat the correct amount of fruit and vegetables in their diets. If you’re leading a busy lifestyle, an easy way to get these in is it juice or smoothie form. Make your smoothie the night before, have it in the fridge, and grab it on your way out the door in the morning to enjoy on your way to work. Prep some celery and carrot sticks on a Sunday night and keep in zip lock bags. You can buy small tubs of hummus that are great for snacks and they make the perfect healthy dip for your veggies. Just grab a portion on your way to work and you're set for healthy snacks for the day!
Learn to love healthy foods, rather than quick-fix foods. When you’re on the go and starving, it’s hard to find a quick healthy option, and we tend to turn to the unhealthy takeaway. Being prepared for these moments and having snacks like nuts, protein bars, or fruit will tide you over until your next meal, and you won’t feel guilty about it.
Both eating healthily and staying physically activity are actually fun experiences. When you learn to love good food and enjoy exercise, it will become rewarding and you’ll want more. Check-in with yourself and discover how new things make you feel, what’s rewarding, and what you want more of. If you get bored of the gym, try a new class or group sport. Try looking for new recipes online to keep your healthy eating fresh and exciting. You'll feel so good after making some changes, and that in turn will make you enjoy the process even more.
A FULL NIGHTS SLEEP
In a busy life, it’s hard to switch off at night time. Depending on your schedule, find out what hours work for you to ensure you’re getting a full 8 hours sleep each night. Start winding down, turn off or dim lights, avoid your phone, laptop and TV, and you’ll find it’s much easier to fall asleep. You’ll also notice how refreshed you feel in the morning after a great bedtime routine!