If you want to live a healthier life, you are already one step in the right direction. Envisioning yourself at your ideal weight, free of your bad habits, well rounded in both nutrition and exercise can go a long way to getting you there. Here are a few things you can do daily to take steps in the right direction:
Set Realistic Goals
Trying to jump on a crash or fad diet the same week you decide to quit smoking, join a gym and eat better is a recipe for disappointment. Pick one goal, stick with it for a few weeks before adding another goal.
Drink More Water
This is one of the most effortless, inexpensive, instant ways to improve your health. Our bodies are made up of nearly 90% water, and replenishing those fluids helps your body fight infection, inflammation, fatigue, headaches, stress, hunger and more.
Take a Hike (In Nature)
The benefits of the great outdoors cannot be overlooked. Trees and plants help us improve our carbon dioxide intake and rich, oxygenated air kills bacteria and viruses, improving breathing and lowers the infections that can cause cancer.
Have a Positive Outlook
A negative outlook can contribute to anxiety, disease, and can worsen ailments. Maintaining a positive attitude and finding things to be grateful for can improve your outlook and your overall health.
Just adding these healthy habits into your routine, one at a time, can turn your health around in many positive ways.