How’s your relationship with your health? Everyone strives to be healthy on a daily basis. But it’s hard to be passionate about waking up when early to work out, or passing up that burger and fries at lunch for the healthier spinach salad.
Better health doesn’t have to be so hard. There are simple things you can start doing today that will give you that extra kick of motivation you need to take action.
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These simple daily habits will ignite your passion for better health, and help keep you on track.
Drink your (lemon) water.
We all know that we’re supposed to drink 64 oz. of water a day. But that’s really hard. (Click here for more ways to increase your intake.) You probably didn’t know that adding lemon to your water (preferably warm) not only makes it taste better, but also has wonderful health benefits. It’s best to drink a glass right away in the morning.
- Increases metabolism which helps promote weight loss
- Has cleansing properties that help detox your body
- Boosts energy and immune system
- Balances ph levels and hydrates your body leaving skin rejuvenated
Have you ever noticed how much time we spend trying to get good parking? Sometimes my fiance will drive by an open spot three or four times looking for something closer. But why?!? We’re human beings and naturally want to make everything as easy as possible, which sometimes means cutting corners. DON’T CUT CORNERS ON YOUR HEALTH. If you were to count the number of additional steps you took each day by parking farther away from your destination, you’d be surprised how much extra exercise you can get. (Plus walking gets your blood flowing and heart pumping, which is great for an extra boost of energy–who couldn’t use that?)
Take a walk on your lunch break. If it’s nasty outside you can always find a set of stairs and make a couple trips up and back down. It will get your blood flowing and your heart pumping, which can be great for an extra boost of energy to get you through the second half of the day. (Click here for more natural ways to boost your energy.)
Don’t eat before bed.
Why is it that eating at night is so much more enjoyable than eating during the day? I can go all day making healthy choices, but nevertheless, come nightfall I always find myself perusing the cupboards like a savage animal. I need to work on this. Your metabolism slows at night as your body shuts down for sleep, so consuming calories right before bed when you won’t be expending as much energy causes weight gain.
Find an activity you enjoy.
My mom used to preach this. If you don’t feel like running, go for a walk. We all have those days, and you have to want to do it. Go biking, find a yoga class, do Jazzercise (my new addiction), play at the park with your kids and try this playground workout. Do something. You’ll love yourself for it. (Click here for some awesome workouts that are way too fun to be considered work.)
Good health needs to be a commitment, and there needs to be a healthy balance. Make good choices because you want to, not because you feel like you have to.Ignite your passion for better health with these simple daily habits. Click To Tweet
Health + biz go hand in hand.
Think about how miserable you are when you’re sick. The last thing you want to do is work. The problem is, work stops for nothing. That’s why it’s up to you to make sure you’re in good health and can be where you need to be when you need to be.