Investing in a healthy lifestyle is more than flipping a switch. Making lasting lifestyle changes is a process that takes time, dedication, and patience. Psychologists have found that it takes 66 days for a new habit to become second nature, but building and maintaining these lifestyle changes depends on each individual. No one is 100% healthy. But that doesn’t mean we can’t reorient ourselves and live healthy lives most of the time. After all, real and lasting change comes from making small steps, not giant leaps.
With Spring approaching, days are getting longer, the air is fresher, and everyone seems to be in a good mood. The change of seasons is when all things come alive and renewed. It’s an exciting season, especially when it comes to the menu. It is truly a celebration! Spring reminds us that life is constantly renewing itself, that every day is a beginning, and beautiful things can still grow from the soil of our being. In nature, spring brings lush growth from plants, flowers, and delicious, colorful springtime foods. This means embracing all foods that are light and fresh for our bodies.
These foods include vegetables and fruits, like strawberries, packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. These decadent and sexy foods are healthy indulgences and good for your whole body. They naturally provide vitamins, fiber, and an exceptionally high level of antioxidants called polyphenols, without sodium, fat, or cholesterol, that nourish you while gently cleansing and re-energizing your digestive and immune systems. Mint might just be the most abundant of all spring foods. Mint contains an antioxidant called rosmarinic acid, which can relieve seasonal allergy symptoms. The menthol it has is a natural decongestant and can relieve an upset stomach. Add it to water or iced tea for refreshing natural flavoring.
In this time of renewal, allow fresh, healthy spring food to displace unhealthy food and habits. Forget the foods you are cutting from your diet this spring and focus instead on the seasonal produce you should be eating more of.
Your physical, mental, and emotional health all work together to make or break lifestyle changes, so focus on the big picture. Understanding how they all work together as you build your lifestyle-change plan is essential.
#1 You need good sleep
Your body needs time to regenerate and recharge. Lack of sleep can lead to irritability, food cravings, and fatigue, ruining a successful lifestyle change.
#2 Stress is poison
By taking care of your body, you are naturally signaling your brain that your overall stress level can go down. Focus on finding manageable habits that you can incorporate into your daily routine. You can build on these solid core routines as you strive toward your long-term goals.
#3 An active lifestyle
This affects your physical and mental health. When you exercise in a fun way, you release extra endorphins that spur your brain and body to perform at their best! Set realistic goals for yourself. Your plans are critical to your overall success in changing your lifestyle. Setting those goals that you can achieve and then building on them can help you maintain momentum and stay motivated. Building habits takes time. Be patient with yourself and understand that the fastest way forward isn’t always the most innovative way. The easiest way to stay committed is to find a training buddy. Someone who is committed to the process and can hold you accountable. This will help you develop new habits, motivate you, and give you someone to relate with.
Many of us have reasons why we don’t exercise enough. We may tell ourselves that we don’t have enough time, it’s too strenuous, or we’re too tired from work. We blame ourselves for not getting it done. Instead of demotivating yourself with self-criticism when you miss a workout, be understanding and find ways to move daily. Stretching is a great release and gets your blood flowing. Take a walk around the office, and dance to your favorite song to get your body moving. Park a little further away from the office, or take the stairs. Remember to drink lots of water as your body never stops working, not even when you’re asleep.
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