Adopting a healthier lifestyle can be tricky. We hear you! It’s so tempting to stream your favorite TV shows while eating not-so-great-for-you snacks, and before you know it, you’ve been bingeing shows and snacks for hours. Sound familiar? A healthier lifestyle certainly doesn’t happen overnight, but you have to start somewhere! Embracing new, holistic, healthier habits over time can help you work towards a healthier you.
And no, we’re not talking about crazy high intensity interval training plans 7 days a week. Instead, commit to incorporating more movement into your daily life – whether that means walking for 10 minutes a day, or doing 30 minutes of moderate activity every few days. Our bodies were not meant to live a sedentary lifestyle; they want to move! But start slow on your movement journey, and build up your activity level from there.
Fueling the body
With more and more people working from home, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of back-to-back meetings with no time to grab a bite to eat. Not eating enough food is right up there in poor eating habits as eating empty-calorie snack foods. The body needs nutritious, balanced meals and healthy snacks to operate properly. Booking a lunchtime into your busy workday calendar can help you set aside the time you need to refuel. Just make sure you’re filling your plate with protein, fats, healthy carbs, and vegetables and/or fruits at every meal.
If you’re still feeling like you need to supplement your diet, no problem! Choose a multivitamin you trust that is pure, safe and effective like Nutrilite™ Daily. The Nutrilite™ brand uses ingredients derived from plants grown on their own certified organic farms, so you know exactly where your supplement comes from.*
Healthy looking skin
A healthier lifestyle isn’t only about what we put into our bodies – it’s also about what we put on our bodies. Equip your skin with what it needs to live its best life and to maintain its moisture barrier by cleansing and nourishing morning and night. We recommend finding an Artistry™ collection that best suits your individual skincare concerns. Oh, and don’t forget about body skincare! Choose safe and gentle brands for the whole family like G&H.
Indoor air quality
Since we’re on the topic of adopting a holistic, healthier lifestyle, it’s important to focus on all the factors in your immediate environment that may be keeping you from living the healthiest life possible. Did you know that the quality of indoor air can contain more pollutants and contaminants than outside air!? That’s why many people choose to open their windows when their home feels particularly stuffy. Here’s a simple solution that won’t turn your house into a freezer in the colder months: add a room air treatment system to your home like the Atmosphere Sky™ which removes 99.99% of airborne contaminants that pass through the system.
A good night’s sleep
According to the CDC, adults who got less than 7 hours of sleep per night were more likely to report chronic health conditions compared to those who got more than 7 hours of sleep. Not getting enough sleep can affect all aspects of your overall well-being and can hinder any progress you’re trying to make towards meeting those healthier lifestyle goals. To develop better sleeping habits, try to avoid screens long before bed. The blue backlight can keep your brain active and awake inhibiting you from getting those much-needed Zzzzzzs.
When you’re feeling thirsty do you tend to grab juice, soda or water? Juice or soda seem like great choices in the moment. After all, they’re both sweet and delicious! However, they cannot and should not stand in the way of your daily 8-10 cups of water. Sweet drinks are a tasty treat, but try reaching for water first and foremost for a zero calorie, natural refreshment. For a little extra flavor, combine eSpring™ filtered water into a jug with mint leaves and lemons. Tasty, refreshing, and HEALTHY!
The choice to living a healthier lifestyle does not mean you can’t have days where you let certain things slide. On some days you may incorporate all of these ideas into your life, while on others you may skimp on skincare, choose the junk foods and sugary drinks, and stay up way past your bedtime. If that happens, don’t beat yourself up! The odd carefree day here and there is expected and is a part of a larger ongoing journey to becoming a healthier, happier version of you.
* Products and ingredients are not organic.