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Happy Tuesday! As some of you may already know, for the past two years I’ve been on a mission to live a healthier lifestyle. I decreased my fast food intake, I starting doing yoga (yoga is the BEST), I joined a gym and I recently got a Fitbit! When it comes to staying active, I think I’ve finally found a routine that works best with my busy schedule. For now, my workout routine consists of daily (or every other day) jogging (or biking now that the weather is so nice), twice a week yoga classes and weekend visits to the gym! If I’ve learned anything over these past two years it’s that getting healthy starts with YOU. If you want to change, than YOU have to make an effort! Sure it’s not always easy, but trust me, it’s worth it! Here are my five simple tips for maintaining a healthier lifestyle:
1) Think Positive. Not exactly what you expected, huh? Like I said earlier, getting healthier starts with YOU! Positivity, in my opinion, is KEY when it comes to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. If you think you can, than more likely than not, you will be able to! For years I used to think “there’s no way I can stop eating so many yummy sweets.” Then one day I said “maybe I do have the willpower to limit myself to one treat a day.” Then one treat a day turned into one treat a week and then one treat every other week. Now, I hardly ever crave sweets (which is crazy since I used to have the biggest sweet tooth!).
2) Exercise Daily. I think the reason a lot of people dread exercise is because they think exercising has to be an intense workout session at the gym. Oddly enough, some of the best exercise you can get is from doing simple everyday tasks. Simple exercises can include walking the dog, walking to the train, taking a stroll around your neighborhood, heck, even walking around your house while you’re tidying up counts!
3) Eat More Veggies. Is it weird that I prefer vegetables to fruits? Adding more veggies to your diet is a definite must if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
4) Get a GOOD night’s sleep. Getting a good nights sleep is SO important. I admit that sometimes I forget the importance of this tip myself (hey, sometimes meeting multiple deadlines means staying up all night and working straight through the morning!).
5) Take your vitamins! Along with eating right and being more active, this year I decided to take things a step further and start taking vitamins (again). My favorite vitamins at the moment are the Nature Made® Chewable C vitamins!
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