Five lifestyle factors which contribute to healthy lifestyle.
If modifying your bad habits and sticking to these health and lifestyle factors would guarantee you a few extra years would you commit? If so, we have some tips for maintaining those healthy habits during January and beyond:
The aim is to set up a positive behaviour which you will carry on post January. Figure out a way that your health kicks can fit into your everyday life and become a second nature to you.
What you are putting in your body is key when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Understanding what benefits certain food groups give to your body may encourage you to eat them more. Research and learn about nutrition and ways to cook good food to make it the more appealing.
Ensuring you get the right amount of different types of foods is very important. Crash diets which remove whole food groups such as the Keto diet which excludes carbohydrates, can be good for quick weight loss however is very unsustainable long term. Understanding your portion sizes can help you lose weight and feel better.
Don’t say you do not have enough time. Your health is your most important asset and not just for January. There are plenty of ways you can save time in the kitchen, batch cooking your meals at the weekend for the week ahead is one way. This will ensure you have a healthy, balanced meals when you get home from a long day at work instead of ordering a takeaway. The more time you spend in the kitchen the more comfortable you will feel, therefore cooking will take up less of your time and become more enjoyable.
Exercise is important so don’t just join the gym because you think you have too. There are many other options to exercise then the gym e.g. walking, team sports, dancing or anything that keeps you moving. Don’t rely on your own will power all the time. Get your family and friends involved. They can be great motivators and get you moving.