Healthy Lifestyle Habits: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can feel like a challenge at times, especially when you’re already trying to balance everyday life. But when it comes to health and wellness, sometimes it’s the small and consistent changes that make the biggest impact.
Centrum is here to remind you that healthy living can make your life better. Follow along with our wellness tips to see how you can make simple adjustments within your daily routine that can have lasting effects:
1. Start your day with a glass of water
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Your body goes quite a few hours without hydration as you sleep. Drinking a full glass of water in the morning can aid digestion, flush out toxins, enhance skin health and give you an energy boost.
2. Begin with something positive
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Wake up and do something that inspires you like journaling, walking in nature, or other hobbies. Whether it’s productive or relaxing, beginning your morning on the right foot can cultivate a positive mindset and set the tone for the entire day.
3. Get plenty of sleep
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. From improving your productivity and concentration to helping support your overall health, getting the recommended hours of sleep per night can have a major impact on your wellbeing.
4. Get some fresh air
5. Get moving throughout the day
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Try the stairs instead of the elevator, take short walks around your office or ride a bike instead of driving. Vigorous exercise is essential but moving throughout the day will keep you energized, as well as benefit your mind and body.
6. Track your steps
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Tracking your steps will help you see how much you’ve actually moved throughout the day and may even encourage you to challenge yourself to reach a certain amount of steps every day.
7. Give your eyes a rest
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Eyes become easily strained when you’re constantly focused on your computer screen. Reduce the risk of tired eyes by looking away from your computer for at least 20 seconds in 20-minute intervals.
8. Eat real food
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Real food is whole, single-ingredient foods that are unprocessed and free of additives. Incorporating these foods into your day can help improve your health, manage your weight and give you energy.
9. Snack smart
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, It’s easy to mindlessly snack throughout the day, so make sure your snack choices aren’t weighing you down. Mixed nuts, veggies, Greek yogurt or even a piece of dark chocolate are all great options that will keep you feeling satisfied.
10. Take your vitamins
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Multivitamins contain vitamins and minerals that are essential to your health. No matter how healthy you eat or what diet you follow, it can be difficult for your body to get all of the nutrients it needs from food. Research your options and find a multivitamin that fits your needs and supports your health.
11. Get some alone time
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Spending time alone can be extremely beneficial for your mental health. Get to know yourself, figure out what you want and start living your most purposeful life.
12. Try something new
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Join a book club, sign up for a class, start cooking. Try something new at least once a month. Making a point to keep learning throughout your life can keep your mind lively and engaged.
13. Schedule your appointments
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Visit your dentist twice a year, make sure you’re getting those annual checkups at the doctor and schedule the recommended screenings for your age group. Make your health a number one priority.
14. Make time for your friends and family
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Spending time with your friends and family may not seem like a top wellness tip but it is vital. Humans are social beings and rely on other humans to maintain their mental, emotional and physical help. Setting time aside to spend with your loved ones can help relieve stress, increase self-esteem and lead you to make more positive choices.
15. Take care of your skin
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Building a daily skin care routine can help you maintain overall skin health or improve concerns like acne, scarring or dark spots. Find a cleanser, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen and give your skin the love it deserves.
16. Limit blue light before bed
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, The blue light emitted by your tech devices may be the cause of those restless nights. Put your phone or laptop away at least an hour before bed to set yourself up for a good night of sleep.
17. Manage your money
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Money worries are oftentimes a big source of stress for some people. Saving for the future, home mortgages and paying off loans—it all adds up. Create a priority list for yourself and determine a realistic budget to provide yourself some relief.
18. Practice gratitude
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Oftentimes, we tend to focus on what we’re lacking in life instead of focusing on the things that we do have. Start measuring your worth by your successes rather than your deficits by keeping track of the things that go well in your life.
19. Use non-toxic skincare + personal care products
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Similar to cleaning products, conventional skincare and personal care products are formulated with toxic ingredients we should not regularly let absorb into our body’s largest organ. Reduce the toxic burden on your body by switching to non-toxic personal care and beauty products (see our specific recommendations on deodorant, sunscreen, and green beauty products).
20. Manage stress with self-care activities
Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Chronic stress is detrimental to both your physical and mental health. Get to know your stress triggers (the things that cause stress for you, either quickly or in the long-term) as well as your stress releases (the things that can help calm you when you’re stressed) so you can proactively cope with stress and maintain healthy levels.