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3 Simple Baby Steps to Achieve Healthier Lifestyle

New Year, new me? It is always a dilemma to many every time the year ends and a new one starts. It’s like everyone wants a change for themselves, oftentimes this is called New Year’s resolution. Most people have this resolutions that they try to do for a new start.

Some desires to achieve a healthier life and wishes to change their lifestyle, but it’s not easy. How can we really change it?

Wanting to change what you learned to live through is quiet hard, especially with regards to your habits. Lifestyle is complicated, wanting it to be healthier is more complex than imagined.

It is not just about going on a diet, getting sexy, being physically fit and so on. Healthier lifestyle is more than just food and diet, it also includes your well-being.

Your ways of doing things, your sleeping habits, how you handle stress and your physical activities. Here are some steps you can take little by little to achieve this:

Start A Simple Diet

 

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If what you really change is your physical appearance, look healthier and lose weight, plan your diet. Search for sites that can help you with what diet plans that best fits you. It may be a Vegetarian diet, South Beach diet, Atkins diet or you may want to visit a dietician to provide yourself counselling with regards to your diet, food and nutrition. They may help you to regulate diet and suggest healthy meal plans you should follow.

If you don’t have time to go to the experts and want to save some money, you can also make your own diet to just make sure the proper nutrients needed for a balanced diet meal.

Keep in mind, that skipping meals will never help you lose weight. It’s alright to go on cheat days, but make sure that you go back to you regular dieting after eat, you can make a schedule for when you will have your cheat day at least once a week.

Exercise

 

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Exercising don’t just make you fit but it also gives you strength to do physical activities. Nowadays, a lot of people go to gyms to exercise but you can also do some form of exercising without spending money to pay for membership fees.

Start from walking at least 30 minutes a day, it is the simplest work out you can do, and is also a good cardiovascular activity and lowers blood pressure. You can walk anytime and everywhere, you can do it alone or with friends. This activity not just helps you to work yourself out but also can give you relaxing feeling. You need some time off to cleat your mind? Then walk while thinking about stuff.

There are also a lot of exercise you can do without going out. Push-ups, curl ups, squat, stretching, planking, lifting and the likes can be done at home. If you really want to be healthier, become fit and achieve your body goals, then don’t be lazy and work out!

Get Enough Sleep

 

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Staying late at night and overworking yourself is never healthy. Remind yourself to take break from work. No matter how heavy your work load is always make sure you stretch, drink water, relax yourself and eat meals on time.

Most importantly, get the enough amount of sleep you need to regain all your energy. Sleep is essential for one’s health and well-being and it is necessary for young adults and adults to sleep at least 7-9 hours.

For better sleep, make yourself a sleeping schedule and avoid sleeping late. If you are having trouble sleeping, relax yourself first by listening to music or reading books until you fall asleep.

Getting proper sleep does not only helps you regain energy and be physically active but also helps you get clearer and healthier skin.

There are a lot of ways to start your healthier lifestyle, it may be difficult at first to change the habits you are used to but with taking small steps, you can do it too.

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8 Essential Ways to Enjoy a Healthy Mind, Body and Soul

Have you established yourself and have concrete plans for a healthier you? Make sure to maintain and improve it as the time goes on. Opting to change your lifestyle and forgetting what you were accustomed for is challenging but once you get used to it, it is easier for you to go on and focus on your goal. But the problem is to maintain it and improve yourself.

What are some key points to this? Here are some simple pointer to take not and do daily to maintain and achieve a healthier you.

Eat Properly

 

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Make sure to eat meals thrice a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), keep in mind that breakfast is important never skip this at it is the most important meal of the day to give you the energy need to work and go on the whole day.

Take note: dinner is not the largest meal of the day. Your meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables, meat and protein rich foods and carbohydrates.

Control Portions

 

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If you wanted to lose weight and maintain your body, control your food portions. Eat just right the amount that can satisfy your hunger. Avoid eating before sleeping to avoid gastroesophageal reflux and weight gain. Also avoid fatty and sugary foods, you might also need to reduce your intake of meat and dairies.

Avoid stress-eating

 

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If you are sad, stressed or depressed, eating will not solve anything. It will just make you more stressed if you see yourself not achieving your healthy goal if you do. Instead of munching, take a break and relax yourself.

 

Move Your Body

 

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Physical activity helps a lot in maintaining your health. Doing such activities and exercise is a great factor to a healthier lifestyle. Exercise regularly as it can help reduce muscle mass and improve flexibility, and endurance. This may also help you decrease the chances of having heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, obesity and high blood.

Exercising may also help you in increasing your self-esteem, decrease stress, anxiety and improve your general mental health.

Regular exercise can also help you to control your weight gain, this may help you with your metabolism and burn down fats. Losing weight is not difficult if you have a method you can follow.

Be Mentally Healthy

 

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Healthy living is not just about physical health, this also includes mental health. Make some ways to support your mental health and well-being.

Reflect on your life from time to time, this will help you think of yourself and what have you been up to the past days or weeks. Don’t overthink but reflect, see if there are things you have done wrong and that you can do about them.

Find a new hobby

 

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There is always something with doing new things, this may help you have something to look forward to.

Connect with people

Find the right people for you, oftentimes there are toxic people that you don’t what to deal with but it is unavoidable especially in a workplace but learn how to deal with them in the nicest way you can and make friends outside your usual environment too.

Make friends that connects well with you and can give you advices whenever life’s gives you so much weight on your shoulder.

Unwind and take a break

 

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Read a book, take a nap or travel, or no matter what you want to do to keep you away from what you have been usually doing. This is necessary, as this may renew your mind from all the stress you have been feeling.

Get enough sleep

 

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This is just as important as to eating healthy and doing exercise. People with poor sleeping habits tends to gain weight, there are studies that says that short sleep duration are great factor to obesity in both children and adults.

Good sleep can improve your health concentration and productivity, this also helps to become more active and energized to do physical activities so make sure to sleep according to hours recommended.

It may look complex and hard but once you get accustomed to these habits and completely change your ways, these are big help for you to maintain your newly changed lifestyle and improve yourself.