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Knowing where to begin when it comes to getting healthier and fitter can be a really difficult task. Trying to completely overhaul your lifestyle in a matter of days as many do for their new year’s resolution is not only unrealistic, but it is also far less sustainable. By starting smaller with achievable changes, you are likely to create healthy living habits that can gradually change your lifestyle to a healthier one, instead of attempting fad diets that won’t help you to create any real change! Get ready to find the healthiest version of you with these 4 simple healthy lifestyle habits!

1. Start Your Day With A Smoothie

Ways-to-Live-a-Healthy-LifestyleHaving a positive and healthy day can be heavily influenced by how you start it. So, one of the best things you can do to start your day right is to make a smoothie that is packed with goodness, to give you healthy energy first thing in the morning. We would always advise that you use frozen ingredients such as fruit, as it is just as healthy, it’s far more affordable and it helps to make your smoothie nice and cool. Start with some tropical fruit like pineapple and mango, then add half a banana and chia seeds. Fill your blender ¼ full of apple juice and then around ¾ with water. Blend until really smooth and enjoyable. You can mix up the recipe, replacing the tropical fruit with berries or adding a small amount of spinach which you won’t taste at all but gives you some extra vitamins! There is no better way to start your day than with a nutritious smoothie.

2. 5,000 Steps A Day

Habits-to-Live-a-Healthy-LifestyleAnother thing you can do to take “a step” towards a healthier lifestyle is to start taking 5,000 steps a day. Many people suggest you should do 10,000 steps a day, however, if you currently aren’t very active, trying to meet this target can be really overwhelming. If you do a 20–30-minute walk twice a day, you will easily meet the 5,000 targets. So, you could do a 30-minute walk on your lunch break and then a 20-minute walk in either the morning or after work. You will feel so much more energised, and then when you feel ready, you could build up and add an extra 1,000 steps to your target every month. This is a great place to start if you are unsure how to become more active.

3. Try Meal Prep

tips-for-Healthy-LivingIf you struggle to maintain a healthy diet, then meal prep could be a really good idea! You could either have prepared meal delivery where you have healthy, nutritious, and calorie-controlled meals delivered straight to your door, without having to worry about planning, shopping, and cooking. For those of you who enjoy cooking or want to eat healthily on a budget, then there are so many blogs online that will give you delicious inspiration. You could prepare a few meals in advance on a Sunday for your lunches so you can start your week positively. Or, if you know that you have a couple of busy evenings where you might be tempted to get a takeaway or unhealthy food, then you could prepare meals in advance and keep them in the fridge or freezer, so you have something healthy on hand. Nutrition is such an important part of a healthier lifestyle, so getting organised and having healthy food on hand is a great way to take control and start a journey towards a healthier you.

4. Get Enough Sleep

Healthy-Living-HabitsOne of the most important things that you can do to become healthier at home both mentally and physically is by getting enough sleep. You should aim to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, as this is the time when your mind and body recharge, so you can wake up feeling alert, energised, and ready for the day. Your brain can’t function properly without enough sleep, so you will find it difficult to reach your new health goals without getting this!

Final Thoughts

It is never too late to make small, positive changes to your routine to transform your health and to make you feel great on the inside and the outside.

Post Author: Manuela Willbold