Many people think about improving their health in terms of broad, sweeping changes, but that’s not the only way to transform your life. Today, we’re talking about simple decisions that make a big difference!
Make a grocery list.
If you want to eat healthier, a great place to start is by making a grocery list! When you head to the store without a list, it’s much easier to find yourself tossing less healthy options into your grocery cart. Before you go shopping, take a few minutes to consider your meals for the week and write down what you’ll need to buy. Doing so will make it much easier to stick with healthy eating. As a bonus, you’ll be a more efficient shopper and spend less time wandering around!
Read nutrition labels.
Once you’re at the grocery store, it’s a good idea to look at the nutrition facts on food labels. Even foods that are marketed as healthy can be high in sugar, fat, and sodium! Go through the labels carefully and keep an eye out for unhealthy ingredients and added sugars. You can find a guide to reading nutrition facts here.
Establish a sleep schedule.
Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night to feel their best, but many of us don’t even come close to that. And while setting a goal to get more sleep is great, it can be hard to put it into practice without a sleep schedule! Pick a time that will allow you to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and make a commitment to going to bed at that time. It may seem strange to have a “bedtime” as an adult, but if you make it a habit, you’ll find it much easier to get enough rest.
Sneak in extra veggies.
Vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet because they offer essential nutrients. Unfortunately, many people aren’t eating enough of them. If this is you, don’t worry! There are a lot of ways to increase your vegetable consumption. You can use these tips to sneak in some extra vegetables!
Go for a walk.
Staying physically active is an important part of your health, and while many people favor intense workouts, that’s not the only way to be active. Just going for a walk can make a big difference for your physical and emotional health. Whether it’s a short walk to stretch your legs at work or a longer walk in the morning or the evening, making regular walks part of your routine is an easy way to take care of your health!
We hope these simple decisions will help you make a big difference in your health. For more ways to transform your life physically, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!