Consistent good habits can be the difference between achieving our goals or falling short. While they might only be small changes, building these 5 habits into your life should make a noticeable positive difference.
Habit 1: Workout in the morning
Starting your day with a workout can give you a feeling of energy and accomplishment throughout our day. The most difficult part is not hitting the snooze button when the alarm goes off. Stick with it – it takes around 2 weeks for our bodies to adapt to getting up early. Also, chances are when you start your day with a workout, you’re more likely to make healthy choices through the rest of your day.
Habit 2: Eat breakfast
A nutritious breakfast can help boost concentration and energy levels, and set you up nicely for the rest of the day. Finding tasty breakfast choices that are healthy should makes it more likely the first meal isn’t skipped. Stocking up on fruit, yoghurt and granola bars makes it easier to eat something on morning commutes if time is an issue.
Habit 3: Regular Sleep Cycle
A consistent sleep schedule makes a big difference. Heading to bed at a similar time every evening aligns your body clock, synchronises the sleepy phase, which can really help with energy levels. Most of us need 6-8 hours per night. And try to spend less time on the phone just before bed – the blue light doesn’t do any favours.
Habit 4: Cook at home
Sometimes you can’t help but eat out. We get it. But not knowing how many calories we’re consuming can be a problem. By mastering a few basic kitchen skills, not only can you learn to properly fuel our bodies but it could also lead to mad likes on Instagram. You can get some ideas from the Recipe section of our Blog.
Habit 5: Sit less
Move more, sit less. Most people spend 8+ hours/day sitting. When you sit down for so long your hip flexors tighten and you start to slump. Getting up and standing for a few moments every hour or two can go a long way in ensuring your body stays supple and limber.
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