3 Easy & Healthy Habits You Should Practice Daily
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With a new year here, I’m sure plenty of you have resolutions or goals for healthier habits. I don’t have any major health goals this year. I simply want to move my body more and get back into a regular routine after the holidays.
It’s exciting, but can also be overwhelming if you have big plans for the year, and the best thing you can do for yourself is to just keep moving forward. So many people give up on their resolutions by the end of January because they’ve over-committed and tried to complete all their goals in teh first few weeks. Guys, it’s a new YEAR resolution, and doesn’t have to be accomplished in a matter of weeks. Give yourself some grace!
If getting healthier is on your list, here are 3 simple healthy habits you can do every day to make small, but effective changes that will only lead to bigger, better things!
Healthy Habits to Start Today
Move Your Body Everyday
Moving your body for at least 30 minutes a day is a huge game changer. It’s not only so good for your body, but also so good for your mind! Something as simple as a brisk 30-minute walk can totally reinvigorate you!
In the warmer months, it’s a breeze to get out and get moving, but it’s definitely something I struggle with in the winter. To make it happen, I take a moment on Sunday to plan out my week, and also plan my daily movement. Some days that’s a workout with my trainer. Some days it’s a Pure Barre class or Melissa Wood Health workout in my living room. And, some days it’s just a 30-minute walk. All movement matters, so do what feels good to you!
Drink More Water
Our bodies are 60% water, so it’s no surprise that when we’re dehydrated, we don’t function or think as well. I committed to this healthy habit a year or two ago. It has made such a big difference in my skin, energy, mood, digestion. Get yourself a big water bottle and keep filling it up all day! I keep track of my water intake in my Fitbit app and aim for at least 96oz. a day.
Go to Bed Earlier
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Most adults need 7-8 hours per night. I know that I need closer to 8-9 hours, so getting in bed earlier is a huge help in making that happen.
Going to bed at roughly the same time each night is also amazing at helping your body reset it’s natural circadian rhythm. This used to be harder before we had Owen. But now our bedtime is pretty consistent (maybe a little later on weekends) and hits around 10:15pm.
If sleep is a struggle for you, I highly suggest you read through this post for some tips that majorly helped me get my sleep in order after Owen was born.
What healthy habits are you putting into play this year?!