If you have been slacking behind on your health, don’t worry! It is much easier than you think to get on track. It can be hard to take the first step, but it’s much simpler if you incorporate these tips below!
1. Sleep Earlier:
It seems like we can never get enough zzz’s in! Research studies have proven low amounts of sleep can cause anxiety, depression, moodiness, and weight gain. Lack of sleep can increase stress which triggers your body to release cortisol. Cortisol can cause excessive weight gain, particularly around the midsection. Getting enough sleep is especially important for women because they’re hormonally sensitive. Aim to get
2. Cut The Junk:
There is junk food available at every street corner. Fast-food is considered to be junk food. Junk food is defined as highly processed food that contains very little nutritional value. Food is fuel for your body – not a party for your taste buds. Treat foods accordingly and you will reap the benefits. Try cutting back slowly from fast food and junk food. Most items that are served in a wrapper contain high amounts of sugar and fat. Push yourself to slowly wean your way off of the junk!
3. Stay Active
The more you move, the more calories you burn. The more calories you burn the better you will look and feel. Take an assessment of your day – how much of it is spent sitting or lying down? If you have a desk job or lead a sedentary lifestyle, it is time to switch up the routine. Take the stairs, park further in the lot, take a 15-minute walk during your lunch time. There are endless ways to remain active throughout your day that don’t necessarily involve going to the gym.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Add a shot of apple cider vinegar into a glass of water each morning to reap endless health benefits. Be sure to dilute it in water because it is highly acidic and can wear down your tooth enamel.
5. Eat Whole Foods
Whole foods are the foundation of a solid diet. Vegetables fruits, whole grains, seafood, and lean meats are great for your body.
6. Stop Drinking Your Calories
Sodas, shakes, sugary teas, and frilly mixed drinks are packed with sugar that settle in your midsection. They’re extra calories that add very little nutritional value to your diet.