“You only get one body, so treat it well.”
You have probably heard that saying a million times. You know the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes, it can be overwhelming to try to balance nutrition, exercise and mental wellness with all the rest of life’s activities. Instead of attempting to change everything about your diet, sleep and activity levels at once, try taking a more simple approach to a healthy lifestyle. How about One Simple Change.
The idea is to make a number of little and manageable changes in your life that will, together, make a big impact. Incorporating any number of these small changes can make a dramatic improvement to how you look and feel, and the best part is that none of them are overwhelming. So what are you waiting for?
Check out these ideas for simple changes you can start making right now!
1. Healthy Eating
You are what you eat, so make sure you’re eating healthy and wholesome foods. You’d be surprised by how much better and more energized you feel when you eat healthily. A great way to jumpstart a healthy diet is to stop buying junk. If all you have to eat at home is whole grains, fruits and vegetables, you won’t be tempted to reach for an unhealthy snack!
One of the most basic nutritional needs is water. Our bodies need it to function, and we are constantly losing water- even when we’re not sweating. Making sure you are getting proper hydration is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water every day. So if you weigh 120 lbs, you should be drinking at lease 60oz of water. 60 oz may seem like an overwhelming number at first but it’s much more attainable than you may think. The easiest way to start drinking more water is to keep a water bottle with you. Fill it up in the morning, and try to finish it by the end of the day. Once it becomes more second nature, challenge yourself to fill it again until you reach your goal!
3. Physical Activity
Exercise is good for more than just weight loss. Working physical activity into your life will give you more energy and improve your mood. If you’re new to the workout scene, try to look for opportunities during your normal schedule to squeeze in some activity. Park as far away from the mall entrance as you can. Take the stairs. Go for a family walk. There are so many easy ways to add activity to your everyday routine- what other ones can you think of?
4. Sleep and Stress
Mental health is just as important as physical. Controlling stress and making an effort to get enough sleep will not only make you feel better, but will make you function better, in-turn making physical health goals that much more attainable. While it can be difficult to keep stress at bay, there are simple things you can do to help manage it. Take up yoga or find a fun hobby that can take your mind off work, for example. Anything that makes you relaxed and/or happy will help manage stress. Getting enough sleep can also help. Make an effort to go to sleep at the same time each night. Your body will get in a routine, and it will help you sleep sounder.
5. Juice Plus+
Perhaps the easiest and simplest change of all is to take Juice Plus+. By taking a few capsules every morning, or adding Juice Plus+ Complete to your diet, you are providing your body the whole-food nutrition it needs to thrive. It couldn’t be any easier to incorporate into your life. If you’re looking to start a new healthy lifestyle, adding Juice Plus+ is the perfect first step.
What simple change will you make to look and feel better? Tell me in the comments!