It’s never too late to start making changes to your lifestyle to accommodate healthier choices. The changes can transcend every aspect of your life from eating to sleeping.
With that in mind, we made this listicle of simple lifestyle changes you can make today.
We emphasized doable activities that can hopefully become new beneficial habits for you.
Being Healthy Can Be Simple and Easy
Dietitians and life coaches can charge hundreds of dollars to give you advice on areas of your life that need improvement. It’s good to listen to experts and professionals, but you might not have the funds for them at the moment.
The great news is that being healthy doesn’t have to be hard or expensive! You can simply think of it as an upgrade to your current lifestyle.
And that’s why you’ll find that today’s listicle focuses on stuff you already have at home, have already done, or are not complicated to accomplish (at the very least).
1. Drink Water Right After Waking
Forget about keeping a flask or bottle of booze at your bedside table. You can call your favourite alcohol delivery service for special occasions, but your first drink upon waking should be pure, unadulterated H2O.
Being and staying hydrated is one of the best and most healthful things you can do for your body. You’ll be speeding up your metabolism, clearing your head, and keeping your skin glowing, too.
So make it a habit to drink like a fish and consume at least eight glasses per day.
2. Choose Whole Food
Any good nutritionist worth their salt will tell you that whole grains and fresh fruit and veggies are much better than their processed and refined counterparts.
But if you can’t commit to a meal plan made of whole food yet, then at least cut down your junk and fast food intake until they’re no longer part of your eating habits.
Better yet, why not start your own vegetable or fruit garden with seeds you got from a good nursery in Ottawa? You’ll be developing two sustainable and healthy habits in one go!
3. Walk, Walk, Walk
A walk that lasts ten to 15 minutes is much better than being a couch potato. Sitting still for hours at a time can encourage obesity, high blood pressure, a slow metabolism, and other health risks.
So get on your feet and walk every single day when you find yourself free. If you want to spice it up, think of weird things to do while walking (like joining a ghost hunt) if you’re so inclined.
4. Shop With a List
Be mindful when you go out shopping or have stuff brought over by delivery services. You could be putting harmful items in your basket or online shopping cart if you just play it by ear.
Stick to a weekly shopping schedule so you won’t shop without a regular list to replenish your pantry. It’s also dangerous to do your groceries on an empty stomach so it’s best to start purchasing stuff when you’ve already eaten.
5. Try New Healthy Recipes
When you’re easing yourself off unhealthy eating habits and fast food places, you can try substituting your meals with ones made from real, whole ingredients. You can borrow cookbooks from the library or download recipes from cooking classes in Ottawa to start.
Or you can try healthy meal plans from food suppliers and catering services that offer them. We believe that being busy should never be an obstacle to eating healthy.