Healthy Habits To Live A Balanced Life
We believe that by allowing yourself to practice these 3 simple healthy habits to help you live a balanced life. We have been practising these habits for years now and know that they are worth focusing on for your best life.
Don’t feel overwhelmed if you aren’t sure where to start. All it really takes for a properly balanced life that makes you feel happy, joyful, healthy, and productive, is to add some simple daily habits to your routine.
This is a simple change to make in your life, and it is one you can go about gradually so you don’t feel intimidated by too many changes all at once. You see we believe that taking tiny steps to change gives you big WINS in your life. Allowing yourself to WIN helps you win at the game of life, right?
Here are 3 simple healthy habits you can add to your daily practice that help you live a balanced life:
Drink Your Water Each Day
This must not surprise you a little bit since we have written about drinking water as a pillar of health and wellness. But if you struggle drinking enough water, here are some tips to make sure you are staying hydrated:
Flavor your water – You don’t have to drink only plain water to get the effects of being more hydrated. Feel free to flavor your water by infusing it with fruit and herbs for example. The definition of water that I learned is clear- colourless – odorless – tasteless. If you are not in the habit of drinking water daily, then start where you are and set your goal at drinking just water once you are able to.
How much water? Drink half your body weight in ounces. So if you are 100lbs then drink half or 50 ounces of water or about 6-7 glasses of water per day.
The simplest way to do this is to drink a glass of water when you get up in the morning, a glass of water before each meal you eat and if you snack before you have a snack and 2 glasses of water during your exercise/workout and a glass of water before you go to bed. This is the best way to begin getting in the good habit of drinking water.
Ideas To Help You Get Started Drinking Water
Use a fun cup – Water bottles have come a long way! There are hundreds of varieties, including different materials, colors, sizes, patterns, and so much more. You can even get a water bottle with motivational sayings for each water milestone you reach during the day.
Add water to your habit tracker – You might enjoy water, but you just don’t think you drink enough. This is where tracking your water comes in handy! If you don’t have a water bottle that shows you how many ounces you have had during the day, the next best thing is to ether use a water tracking app on your phone, or just track with a printed water tracker.
Eat water-dense foods – You can also eat more foods that contain a high amount of water, such as lettuce, watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, zucchini, celery, and apples.
Find Ways to Move Your Body That You Enjoy
Beyond trying to be on your move more, it is essential to add in some resistance exercise to your daily wellness practice. Many people are in the bad habit of telling themselves they hate exercise. Our beautiful human bodies are meant to move for our best life. With that said, the most important thing a person must do for your overall wellness in mind is to find enjoyable forms of exercise for yourself.
Weightlifting and running might be great workouts, but if you feel like you constantly must force yourself to do it, turning it into a daily habit is going to be a lot harder. I think intuitively we all know this, right?
Instead, find forms of movement you will enjoy doing, and will give you good
workout. For example, you might be someone who prefers kickboxing, or you
may like bodyweight exercises to strengthen your muscles, instead of lifting heavier
It is up to you how you choose to incorporate exercise into your daily practice. You don’t
have to jump on the latest workout trend just because your friends are doing it. Find
something you love, and it will be much easier to commit to the practice for you.
For me I was fortunate when I was introduced to working out in the gym. I enjoyed it right from the beginning and yet it took me a long time to start. I didn’t have the confidence to walk into the gym by myself and get that gym membership. Then a friend suggested we do it together and I’ve never regretted that decision.
The most important thing to think about when deciding what is right for you is to experiment with many different kinds of exercise. Once you have that experience pick one and take the action necessary to make it a good daily habit for you.
Eat More Real Organic Foods Cooked In Your Kitchen
We have lost the art of cooking real organic foods in our own kitchen for the most part. Cooking has become a lost art. Many have lost the taste for real organic foods because of all the highly processed foods in most people’s diet.
If much of the foods you eat are out of a box or a package now is the time to get back to eating and cooking real organic foods.
By focusing on adding more real organic whole foods into your life, you will be improving your
physical health and wellbeing, without having to be on a “diet” or do anything
restrictive. Simply add in more real organic foods to the meals each day.
The best idea we have for eating more real organic food cooked in your own kitchen is to find your best cookbook/recipe book and choose 3 recipes. Make a list of the foods you will need for these 3 new recipes, get out to the store, farmers market or find a local farmer to buy fresh organic food and purchase the ingredients.
Each day cook at least one meal in your own kitchen. Use 1 of your new recipes and begin the practice of developing the skill of cooking in your own kitchen. Make the 3 recipes until your have learned them inside and out. At this point you have become a skilled chef with those 3 recipes. Now repeat this practice with 3 more new recipes.
Over the next year if you keep up this idea you could have quite a range and variety of recipes you are an expert in. You will have become skilled in cooking. Enjoying real organic food right in your own home is the best gift for your health you can give to you and your family. The next best gift is eating that meal with your loved ones around your own kitchen table. Enjoy and let us know if we can help you with this idea. If you don’t have any cookbooks that interest you at this time here is a cookbook we recommend - https://bit.ly/3DdhXp0
The more you choose whole real organic foods picked right from mother earth and prepare meals and snacks at home in your own kitchen, the better you will begin to feel. It is a little more work, but well worth it when you notice how much better you feel.
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