Whether you crave some down-time with a classic flick on a rainy afternoon or the adrenaline boost you feel after hitting the gym, you are well on your way to establishing the most important guarantee that you will make healthy habits part of your everyday life, for the rest of your life.
There's no greater motivator than positive reinforcement. Whether it's zipping easily into your favorite pair of jeans or just feeling like you are carrying yourself lighter - everyone needs a pay off. And by prioritizing proper diet (eat a few more fruits and vegetables), regular physical activity (take the stairs instead of the escalator) and a few time-outs for stress reduction (can you say ME time?) then you're choosing to feel great and look great. That's fabulous!
Happily, often all it takes is making a few small changes to start reaping the many important benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Eat More Fiber Rich Foods
Fiber promotes digestive health, which is vital to overall health and disease prevention. So be sure to include plenty of fiber rich foods and juices in your diet.
Keep the Water Flowing
Dehydration can lead to headaches, lack of focus, fatigue, constipation and (ee-gads!) lackluster skin. And whether you’re drinking water, fruit juices or getting fluids from the fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet- they all count toward the recommended 8 glasses of water per day.
Did you know that by taking the stairs instead of the escalator you’re burning five times as many calories? And regular physical activity not only revs up your metabolism it helps promote digestive health by keeping you “regular.”
Soothe away stress before it gets you by adding calming music to your iPod or simply phoning a friend to catch up. Don’t forget to compliment yourself for the little accomplishments made every day!