As spring makes its slow transition into summer, living a healthier life is on everybody’s minds. The warm weather provides inspiration for creative cooking, outdoorsy activities, and healthier lifestyles. There are so many options available to you, it can be hard to know where to begin. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few simple things you can start doing today to put your healthy life first.
Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Healthy doesn’t necessarily mean small, so don’t go skipping breakfast or just eating a granola bar. Instead, consider having some oatmeal sweetened with a touch of honey, some berries, and even some shredded coconut for added texture and flavor. If you’re not the sweet type, try something savory like scrambled eggs and some sauteed mushrooms. The options are endless, but make sure you have a breakfast full of protein, vitamins, and fiber.
Hydration is absolutely key if you want to stay healthy. Most experts recommend one to two liters of water per day for consistent hydration, but the real key is to keep track of your water intake. Set several alarms throughout the day or create markings on your water bottle to indicate how much you should have had by a certain time. Staying on top of your water intake is especially helpful.
Planning ahead, whether it’s for one day or for the whole week, can save you time and money in the long run. For instance, taking time on Sunday to plan out and prepare your lunches for the week means less rushing in the morning before work and it means less money you have to spend if you don’t feel like packing a lunch in the morning.
Create a Positive Environment
Considering digestive diseases affect 60 to 70 million people around the world, it’s easy to see why many health remedies revolve around food. But that’s not the whole picture! Creating an environment — your work station, your bedroom, your car — that is good for your mental health is just as important as eating right to boost your physical health.
Whether it’s a scientific diet or a bedroom upgrade, it’s important to live your best life for you. Taking these simple steps will just help you along the way.