Hey there! Being healthy is the most overlooked thing for students because we are so focused on school, grades, and studying that we never pay attention to what we are eating. Not only students but anyone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle should be able to without feeling stressed or overwhelmed. I think that with a few simple changes, making healthy choices becomes a lifelong habit. Here are five easy habits that you can start doing for a healthy lifestyle.
We all know drinking water has many benefits. Our body is roughly 70% water in fact. The easiest way to drink more water is to keep a water bottle full with you all the time! Start with drinking half a bottle more water. Then bump it up as your body adjusts to more water intake. Soon you’ll be drinking twice as much water.
It can be hard to eat 2-3 fruits and veggies everyday which is the recommended amount. That’s why I incorporate fruits into my breakfast. Some ideas are having a small orange, banana slices in my oatmeal, or a chocolate banana smoothie which is super simple. Click here for the recipe.
If you don’t exercise regularly, it can be hard to do an intense 45 minute long cardio workout. The goal should be to move for at least 30 minutes daily! I think short workouts are just as effective as long as you get your heart rate increased. Also with all the sitting we do especially in lockdown, we need to stretch our muscles which can become tight and sore from lack of movement.
My favorite workout apps
- FitOn (free workouts of all types)
- Nike Training app
- Popsugar fitness videos
Lately, I have been going on walks after 9 pm because it is cooler and less humid. The breeze at night is different and it’s fun to walk around and star gaze. If you can get out and it is safe in your area, I highly recommend taking a stroll at night.
I’ve been using apps such as Oak, Timer, and Headspace which have guided meditations and deep breathing exercises that are the perfect way to relax after a long day. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t only mean physically because mental health is just as important. Just five minutes of focusing on your breathing is enough to start out.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been doing to keep healthy recently! I hope you found these tips helpful and let me know if you end up following them!
Thank you for reading and until next time don’t forget to stay Chic Neat and Sweet!