Do you ever go through your day wishing that there was an easier way to make healthy choices? With all the fitness gurus on Instagram and celebrity’s always bragging about their latest posh diet, it can feel like nothing you do will ever be good enough! Have no fear – there are a couple of simple AND easy healthy choices you can incorporate into your everyday life that should fit right into your current lifestyle.
Get some sleep!!!
A tale as old as time, but seriously getting an adequate amount of sleep could improve your life immensely. As I’m sure we’ve all experienced, a sleep deprived night can lead to a long day of feeling groggy, making terrible food choices, a poor mood, and just an overall feeling that you’re walking around in a fog. Set your sights small at first, try for just an extra hour of sleep than what you normally get. It’s helpful to start your bedtime routine earlier. A simple bedtime routine can consist of a cup of caffeine free tea, some easy stretches or meditation, and reading a book when you get to bed. Try to put your phone down right when you get into bed, and even keeping it out of reach if you can. And as easy as it is to fall asleep to your favorite Netflix show, try to cut this habit out for a couple nights and you’ll be surprised how you’re able to fall asleep without it.
Pass the Probiotics
Digestion problems can throw your entire day off. They can leave you feeling bloated and just not yourself, which can get in the way of things that you want to be doing. Taking a daily probiotic can be a quick fix that can help get your GI system back on track. Other known benefits to taking probiotics are clear skin and they can even help prevent sickness.
A glass when you get up
We all know how important it is to drink enough water during the day, but there can be extra benefits to starting your day off with a 16 oz glass of water. Try to down this before you even have your morning coffee – daunting I know. However, starting your day this way can motivate you to continue drinking water throughout the day, as well as kick start your digestive system. Protip – making your morning glass of water extra cold can help wake you up better than any cup of coffee.
Get to the grocery store!
You don’t need to be a top chef to prepare your own meals. Going to the grocery store just once a week and stocking up on basic necessities can help save you money and allow you to eat healthier. I’m not the most creative in the kitchen but after some trial and error and researching on Pinterest, I’ve been able to keep some staple meals in my back pocket. I find that ground turkey or boneless chicken tenders are the easiest to pan fry with olive oil, and they both go with pretty much any vegetable. It can seem a bit of an annoyance at the time, but definitely worth it in the long run.
Written by GUADS staff member Emily