Easy Ways To Get (And Stay!) Healthy
Hoping to live healthier, feel better, and make this year your best year yet? Luckily, adapting a healthy lifestyle can be easy, cheap and the best gift you can give yourself.
After learning firsthand the dos and don’ts of health and wellness over the last 10 years, I’ve found five easy and effective ways to get and stay healthy.
-Act like you live in a desert and start drinking a lot of water.
I know, you’ve heard this before … but why haven’t you started doing it? Drinking water not only keeps you hydrated, it also keeps your skin looking healthier, aids in digestion, and gives you more energy. For the love of God, put down your soda (forever!) and pick up a glass of water. Drink at least five glasses a day.
-Eat real food, not too much, and mostly plants.
Eat real food… Opt for fruits, grains, and veggies. Steer clear of pre-packaged non-nutritious foods.
Not too much… A calorie is a calorie. It doesn’t matter if a calorie comes from broccoli or white bread, it’s still a calorie. If you eat too many, you will gain weight. That said, a slice of white bread gives you no nutritional value, it’s as if you ate cardboard and if you wouldn’t eat cardboard, then why eat white bread? Use your head.
Mostly plants… They taste really good and they are really good for you. There’s no reason not to incorporate more plants into your diet. You can have your meat and eat your fruit and veggies, too.
-Start moving that awesome body of yours.
Find something movement-based that you enjoy. (Some ideas: yoga, running, or kickboxing.) Why? Because movement makes you feel good. Our bodies are hardwired to inform us of what we should and shouldn’t do. When our body feels good after a nourishing meal, a morning walk, or a nice overdue phone call to a friend, it’s the body’s way of saying, Hey, this is good, keep it up. Start listening to the signals your body sends; they’ll light your path towards longevity, sustainability and happiness.