5 Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2022

Are you looking to clean up your diet and get fit? When making lifestyle changes, start small. Here are a few healthy habits you can adopt today:

Move your body for fun

For many, it can be difficult to develop a full workout routine. If you’re not used to physical activity, exercise can feel like a chore. However, exercise doesn’t have to feel that way if you’re participating in activities that are fun for you.

What activities do you enjoy? Dancing? Going on walks? Playing basketball with friends? Throwing the frisbee around? Do what you love and move your body for at least 30 minutes to an hour a day. This may not seem like much, but you’ll see that even a little physical activity can change the way you feel. 

Go to bed earlier

For those with busy school or work schedules, getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep a night isn’t always easy. However, getting more sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Sleep deprivation can cause brain fog, low energy, weight gain, and more. By simply going to bed an hour earlier every night, you may see improvements in your focus, energy levels, productivity, mood, and more.

Eat nutrient dense meals

Our bodies require three key nutrients to function: protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Therefore, it is important that your meals contain an appropriate amount of each!

When planning your grocery trip for the week, incorporate a protein, fat, and carb into each meal. For protein, think lean meats and eggs. Opt for healthy fats, like avocado, nuts, olive oil, etc. Healthy carbs include above and below ground vegetables as well as higher carb foods like sweet potato and grains. If you’re pursuing a low-carb diet for the purposes of weight loss, swap out high-carb processed foods for nutrient-rich vegetables like cauliflower and hearts of palm.  

Spend more time outside

How often do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling on your phone? Get up and go outside!

Spending time outdoors offers a plethora of health benefits. Spending time outside is said to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, improve brain function, and more. Many of these health benefits can be attributed to sun exposure and vitamin D. Whether it’s a walk in the park or a bike ride with your family, get outside and get moving.

Hydrate & balance your electrolytes

Staying hydrated and balancing your electrolytes can improve your mental and physical health. This can improve energy levels and brain function, relieve constipation, support weight loss, and more.

At Your Lean Life, our professionals want to support you in reaching all your health and lifestyle goals. We understand that making lifestyle changes and implementing healthy habits is a process that begins with baby steps. Our nutrition and fitness coaches will act as your accountability partner on your journey to a happier, healthier life. Interested in learning more about our programs? Contact us today!