It can be hard to make lasting changes for a healthier lifestyle. Instead of sweeping changes, try adding these tweaks into your day and before you know it you’ll have more energy, feel better, and be on your way to better health.
Wake Up to Lemon Water
Starting your day with lemon water is a great way to wake up. Add the juice of half a lemon to a glass of room temperature water and drink it right after you get out of bed. Lemon water helps cleanse and detox the body, and can even promote weight loss.
Hydrate all day
It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day as well. Drinking water can help you keep your energy up, stay mentally focused, and can control things like hunger and even stave off headaches. Aim for 8-10 glasses of water each day.
Foster Healthy Habits
It takes 21 days to break a habit or form a new one. Make a list of the habits you want to add or subtract, and keep track for three weeks. Make sure your goals are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Based). Check in each day and mark your progress. Don’t forget to reward yourself for achieving your goals.
Use Music to Motivate
Find or build a playlist you like and only listen to it when you work out. You could also choose a podcast or audiobook and do the same. Saving it makes exercise feel like a treat, and listening to things you enjoy makes the activity even more rewarding.
Eat More Meals
Eating smaller, more frequent meals has been linked to consuming fewer calories. Eating every 2-3 hours means you won’t be as hungry and will be less likely to overeat. Make sure each meal contains a balance of protein, healthy carbs, and fat to keep you feeling satiated and energized.