5 Healthy Habits You Should Start Today

October 19, 2020 in in Lifestyle

While DNA plays a huge role in body types, it’s more likely that those fit bodies you admire are more because of everyday healthy habits. In the same way that one piece of cheesecake won’t make you fat, eating one salad won’t instantly make you thin. It’s the healthy habits we choose to do every day that add up and get us closer to our goals or move us further away from them.
But it doesn’t have to be hard! A few small tweaks to your daily routine is all you need.
1 Hydrate!
Hydrating first thing in the morning is one of the best healthy habits to adopt, and the best way to ensure that happens is to keep a nice tall glass of water on your nightstand. Then, during the day make sure you’re drinking regularly.
2 Take a lunch break walk
An overwhelming number of people are deficient in vitamin D – even living here in Dubai! This is the vitamin responsible for not only strengthening your bones but also for helping to boost your mood and immunity.
One of the best ways to get more D is to simply step outside. Getting more vitamin D can help you stick with your fitness plan because you’ll likely be happier more often, and sick less often.
3 Get active outside the gym
Making it to the gym a few times during the week is a task in and of itself. However, those who put a premium on living a healthy lifestyle don’t stop there. Healthy folks weave activity into their everyday by taking walks during lunch, playing tennis on the weekends, or playing tag with your kids.
4 Snack Smart
Snacks are not the enemy. It’s the way in which you snack that either tips the scales in your favour or has you feeling discouraged. Snacking not only keeps your metabolism fired up, but it helps keep your hunger and energy levels steady throughout the day. The key here is in the preparation so that you can snack smart.
5 Listen to your body
At the end of the day, being in tune with your body’s own version of “normal” is the best thing you can do. It’s important to recognize when your body needs rest and even when your body needs more movement.
Healthy people are in sync with their bodies and listen to signals that alert them to when they’re hungry, dehydrated, inflamed, or even getting sick. By paying closer attention to your energy and how your body feels overall, you can better provide it with what it needs.
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Written by Lauren Jacobsen, Nutrition Director

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