There are many ways to lead a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle but not everyone has time to commit themselves to making healthy choices every single day. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started on practicing healthy habits. Whether you live in an assisted living facility, or you’re still living with your parents, everyone can benefit from prioritizing a healthier life.
Here are some easy yet effective habits that if you do every day will make for a healthier and happier life.
Drink More Water
Even if you think you drink an ample amount of water every day, it is always a good idea to drink even more. In order to stay hydrated, we need around two gallons of water per day. People who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables get a steady amount of water intake on a daily basis but those who have a more limited diet need to compensate for the lack of hydration by drinking lots of water.
Five Minutes Of Stretching Whenever You Can
Stretching not only activates your muscles and increases blood flow but it also makes you more mindful of your physical well-being. By spending some time stretching, you will be forced to pay attention to whatever your body is trying to tell you.
Look Away From Your Screen Every Hour
These days, we spend a lot of time on our screens, whether it be on our computers at work or at home on our TV or phone. Regardless of where your time is spent, it is a good idea to give your eyes a break. For every hour spent looking at a screen, try and take five to fifteen minutes staring off into the distance or at a natural landscape.
Practice Positive Self-Affirmations Every Morning
It might seem silly but positive self-affirmations are the key to starting a productive and uplifting day. When you wake up in the morning, your first thought might be what you need to do that day or what is waiting for you in your inbox. Instead of giving in to these thoughts, write out something kind about yourself and repeat it with conviction.
Spend At Least Fifteen Minutes Outside
It goes without saying that we all could use more time outside. But when you make an effort to spend at least fifteen minutes outside every day, you will notice the difference it will make in your mood. You might even find that you start craving more and more time outdoors. Give into this desire!
Have A Bigger Lunch And A Smaller Dinner
If you have trouble sleeping at night, it might be because you are still digesting your dinner. If you have a large and late dinner, your digestive system will be hard at work well into the night. This means that your body is not able to fully rest. Opt for a larger lunch and a smaller dinner so that your system can rest and let you have