With technology all around us and the ability to do much more from the comfort of one’s home, we can often find ourselves spending more time on technology and less on ourselves. For this reason, it’s important to focus on taking time for ourselves to not only move and stay active but maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are five simple habits you should aim to get into to help you down this path.
Increase your water intake
One simple habit that we can lose sight of is the importance of staying hydrated and replenishing our body with water. Water not only is a key ingredient in our lives but also energizes your muscles, helps your kidneys function properly and keeps your skin looking healthy.
In this modern age, sitting for extended periods of time is easy to do and sometimes, we forget to get up and move. It’s important to keep your body moving throughout the day in regular intervals and an easy way to do this is to use a step counter. One easy habit to get into is to aim to get about 10k steps per day at a minimum.
Pre-cut fruit and vegetables
Sometimes laziness can kick in and the last thing you want to do is chop up fruit or vegetables for lunch or snacks. To make sure you and your kids eat the proper amounts; pre-chop vegetables and fruit into containers in the fridge for easy grab and go snacking. You’ll be surprised how much more you’ll eat when you don’t have to chop them up every time.
Cook at home
There’s a reason slow cookers and Instant Pot’s exist; they are a great go to for busy families looking for home cooked meals. Spend less time eating out and more time at home. With the invent of Instant Pot’s, you can make an entire chicken soup in an hour that will taste like it has been cooking all day. If you prefer, you can start dinner in the morning in your slow cooker and let it go all day; either way you will save money and eat better.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea has a huge list of benefits when consumed daily and it’s recommended to have at least one cup per day of unsweetened green tea. Here are some of the benefits according to medical studies:[Text Wrapping Break]
- Reducing the risk of heart disease.
- Lowering your blood pressure.
- Reducing your cholesterol levels.
- Improving cognitive abilities.
- Preventing cancer.
By training yourself to follow these simple habits, you can drastically improve your quality of life and health for you and your family.