Fit and Healthy Habits For Your Best Life
Today we want to share 10 ideas on the best habits of fit and healthy people. It is our belief that developing good habits goes along way to creating a fit and healthy life. Check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We wrote about how to make a plan for your best healthy life here
Habit #1: To Exercise or Not? Answer - It Is Not an Option - Healthy people get exercise on a regular basis. They rarely wonder if they should go to the gym or not, they just go. Their WHY keeps them inspired each and every day. They work out with gusto, some because they love it, and for some, it is simply necessary for good health, a great body, disease prevention and overall well-being.
Habit #2: Moderation - Healthy people understand moderation. They don’t eat whole bags of chips, and they do not regularly eat junk food or unhealthy sweets. They have accepted that these foods are not conducive to their health and they are simply not a regular diet choice.
Healthy people enjoy an occasional indulgence, however, instead of eating a whole slice of cake, they eat one or two bites. Some may occasionally order French fries, but it is only on a rare occasion.
They pay attention to portion sizes and avoid mindless eating that can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Their typical diet is filled with life-affirming real organic foods that support their health, improve their energy levels and prevent chronic disease.
Habit #3: Setting Priorities - Health-conscious people know how to set priorities. They don’t look for excuses to skip a workout, instead, they make those workouts a priority, even if that means skipping an evening out, or postponing some other activity that interferes. Exercise always takes priority on their daily schedules. In fact, their workouts are scheduled just like any other important event in their lives.
Habit #4: Goal Setting - Healthy people set goals that they wish to achieve. Whether it is to maintain a certain weight, or to lift a certain weight, or to improve some aspect of their fitness and health level, they set goals and plan what needs to be done to achieve them.
Habit #5: Set Time for Relaxation - Healthy people set aside time for relaxation and plan activities that help them to de-stress. They understand that self-care is not only about the things you do, but also about things you don’t do. Too much work, the hustle and bustle of life and everyday tension that results from a busy lifestyle must be counteracted with enough relaxation so that stress does not become an impact on good health.
Healthy people understand that relaxation is a reset button and they take the time to push that button regularly.
Habit #6: Stay In Touch With Their Bodies - Healthy people are in touch with their bodies. They pay attention to what their body and their mind needs as they strive for optimal health and wellness.
Habit #7: Social Relationships - Healthy people strive for healthy social interactions and interpersonal relationships. They know that their emotional state and overall fulfillment plays a key role in their health.
Habit #8: Sleep - A big part of self-care is getting enough sleep every single night. Health conscious people strive to do so because it helps them to be healthier and function at their very best throughout the day.
Habit #9: Hydration - Drink water - drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Aside from flushing out harmful toxins from your body, it can also get rid of excess heat. In addition, enough amounts of water can also help you maintain your weight, prevent constipation, even help you think better.
“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.” Dr. F. Batmanghelidj
Habit #10: Breathing - Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or tired? Need to add a little calm and relaxation into your day?
Well... lucky for us there’s a way to bring calm to our bodies - and it’s all about how you breathe. In fact, you can energize or relax your body just by changing the way you breathe.
Pranayama helps correct poor breathing patterns that can help pull your body out of “fight-or-flight” mode. It helps you to relax and feel more balanced.
Lay down with your back on the floor (you don’t have to lay down, but it helps). Keep your knees bent, your feet hip-width apart, and feet on the ground.
With your mouth slightly open and your tongue just behind your teeth, inhale slowly, feeling your chin raise ever-so-slightly toward the ceiling. Breathe in for 6 to 8 counts, nice and slowly.
Next, exhale through your nose for 3 to 4 counts (half as long as you inhaled), slowly returning your head to its starting position.
In just a few breaths, you will notice your thoughts start to slow down and your body begin to relax.
This form of breathing helps relieve anxiety, anger and agitation, and even sleep disturbances.
How About You?
Start where you are. Meaning pick one habit idea and practice it until it becomes your healthy habit. Then pick another habit idea and practice it until it becomes your healthy habit and so on down the list.
Over the course of the next year improving your habits you will begin to see a new you.
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