The good news is that you don’t need to make a drastic change in your lifestyle to begin making a profound difference in your health and your life. Here are 5 quick changes you can make today to get yourself feeling good, looking good and on your way to lifelong lasting changes.
Green is Good
If there were only one thing you could do for your health to make a truly noticeable difference right away, and a lasting difference for the rest of your life, learn how to make and enjoy a daily green smoothie. Green smoothies are the easiest meals in the world to make. You basically just throw everything in a blender and press the button. The possibilities and combinations are endless if you really want to be adventurous. Here are some green suggestions to start making your green smoothie: kale, celery, avocado, kiwi, apples, and lime. Want to lose weight? Eat your greens.
Our bodies are meant to move. Purposeful movement and physical activity releases endorphins throughout our bodies that enhance our sense of well-being and result in weight loss. Walking, cycling, jogging, running, swimming, and kickboxing are all great outdoor activities that get your mody moving. If outdoor activities aren’t for you the stair climber, eliptical, stationary bicycle and treadmill at the gym give you the same motions your body would make doing the same activities outdoors. Remember to always stay hydrated otherwise cramping and exhaustion can occur.
Cut Liquid Calories
Start decreasing your liquid sugar intake. Many studies actually point to the fact that it’s our drinking habits more than our eating habits that pack on the calories and the pounds, as sugar is proven to slow down your metabolism. Many are notorious for walking around the office with a cup of coffee or tea in the mornings, often with cream and sugar. Many follow in the afternoons with soda or energy drinks to keep going, filled with additives, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. Alcohol is also full of calories. Limit your intake so you can start looking and feeling good!
H20, Your BFF
We simply don’t drink enough of the one and only drink Mother Nature provides us completely free of charge: water. The functions of water in the human body are vital! Water transports nutrients and oxygen into cells, moisturizes the air in lungs, increases your metabolism, protects your vital organs, helps your organs to absorb nutrients better, regulates body temperature, detoxifies, protects and moisturizes our joints. Drinking water is the key to staying hydrated so you feel less fatigue and have more energy to get through your day. Start drinking…….more water, that is!
By introducing new and healthier nutritional choices to your daily routine, you will automatically “crowd out” the not so good stuff. You will start hanging out with better quality foods, you will find yourself in fresh new company and you won’t want to hang around your old foods anymore, because you are in with a better crowd now. No one has ever said “what a healthy meal that was, I totally regret eating this way”. Food changes us, food changes everything, food is your friend.
By Jennifer Nyx