2 healthy lifestyle tips
You may have noticed that if you have written down ‘Be healthier’ on the top of your New Year’s resolutions list then you are in the same bucket as millions of other working toward the same goal. However, it can be difficult to know where to start with this resolution. Making a major change in your life does not happen all at once. It requires small to medium size adjustments over the course of a period of time so as not to completely shock your body. This method is also more effective in ensuring that the changes you make actually stick. The yo-yo effect does not help you to achieve any long term goals. It is easier to start small and then build yourself up to the bigger adjustments. Here are a couple easy small adjustments you can make to start working towards a healthier lifestyle.
Start the day on the right foot
So many studies have shown that a balanced breakfast is a key element to help you get through your entire day. However, this balance does not include processed sugary cereals or anything of that nature. Go for more natural sugars found in fruit like apples and bananas that will give you plenty of stamina. A bowl of oatmeal, with limited natural maple syrup, topped with a sliced banana. This will stick with you until lunch time so you will not find yourself craving a snack in between. Or pull out a blender and make a smoothie. If you buy natural fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, and then freeze them, they will last longer and will be easy to throw in a blender. To ensure that your body gets the right amount of protein, add some spiru-tein. This is a natural source of 3 different proteins according to their site: ‘rice protein, pea protein, and both non-fermented & fermented soy’. You can even choose a flavor to add to your fruit and protein smoothie. But make sure you get a balance of all the food groups throughout your day to stay on top of your game.
Make a specific exercise schedule
If you have a specific and realistic time scheduled into your day when you will be exercising this will impede the common excuse that you do not have enough time. Start small. You do not need to be planning to run the marathon tomorrow, so start with 20 minutes and then slowly build up from there. It can even be a shorter period of time, the most important part is that there is a specific time designated for exercise. It does not need to be with a gym membership either, it can simply be with an at home workout DVD as well. Once you get in that routine then it will be easier to work in more time and before you know it you will be seeing the results of your great planning skills.
Written by Lizzy Jude