If a morning gym session makes you want to crawl back under the covers, stretching can be a less intimidating way to get your body moving and it can be just as beneficial as the gym. Stretching boost energy levels, flexibility, mood, and posture and helps reduce pain and aches. A full body stretch can take as little as 10-15 mins but will have a lasting impact on you throughout the day.
Cook Your Own Food
Home cooking often takes a back seat to ones busy schedule. It’s easy to grab a ready made meal or fast food but this can be straining to your wallet and health. Cooking your own meals allows you to have total control over what is going into your body, making it easier to keep check on your sugars and fats. Experiment with different recipes and try to eat wholesome fruits and vegetables at least 5x a week. Eating healthier meals will help increase mental performance, boost energy and improve your immune system.
Drink More Water
Water is essential for good health, and it can also help you shed some weight. Water helps your joints, vital organs and brain function on a daily basis. It can also help keep your skin clear and overall keep you in a good mood. Try keeping a reusable water bottle with you to help encourage drinking more.
On average people sit anywhere from 7 – 15 hours a day. Sitting for long periods of time can cause several health issues including, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Walking can help alleviate potential health issues and it’s easy to implement into your daily life. Try parking further away from your destination or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It may not seem like a lot but it helps. If you have a job where you sit a lot, try finding work activities you can do standing like taking phone calls or discussing projects with a coworker.
Get a Good Night Sleep
A good night sleep can drastically improve your health. Not only will it help with under-eye circles and boost energy, but it can help improve memory, weight loss, inflammation and stress levels. Although it is recommended that adults get 7 – 8 hours of sleep, each person is different. Try testing out different hours of sleep and see which boosts your mood and energy. If going to bed an hour or 2 earlier sounds daunting, try doing 10-15 minutes earlier instead. Every little bit counts.