It’s been more than two months since you made your “I’m gonna start living healthy” resolution, and you feel your old, unhealthy habits creeping back in. We don’t blame you, it’s hard to maintain exercise and laying off junk food! Not to mention that healthier food options are almost always more expensive.
We got your back, fam. Here are 8 things that you can change in your daily routine that can make a lot of difference!
8. Lay off junk food.
Eating a bag of chips or popcorn while going to the movies is okay – but you know you shouldn’t do it everyday! All the salt and sugar (most junk foods contain sugar, even if you don’t think they do) give you empty calories and bilbil, so opt for healthier snacks instead like fruits with low sugar content and low-salt crackers.
7. Skip the fast food.
Like the previous item, a burger meal with fries and the works is fine if you do it moderately. Not for every meal time, though. Challenge yourself to hit two birds with one stone by doing baon prep for the entire week one Sunday. Not only will it save you money (even fast food prices are rising these days), but you’ll have better control and knowledge of what you eat.
6. Walk or bike short distances more often.
I know you know that those short, 5-15-minute walks to work or school are doable, but it’s just so tempting to get on the next trike or jeep that passes you.
Walking or biking is probably the easiest healthy hack you can do everyday, so get to it and record any positive changes you might be seeing or feeling in yourself after a month!
5. Sleep earlier.
The key to sleeping at your desired time is to not take any caffeine at least 6 hours before bed, and keeping your phone out of reach. The blue light from your phone keeps your mind up according to some studies, and not getting enough sleep gives you a tendency to gain weight.
4. Hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate.
Know how much water your body needs daily (we all know that the average is 8 glasses, but it can vary from person to person). Drinking enough water keeps your skin healthy, and flushes toxins out of your body. Sometimes when you think you feel hungry, you might actually just be thirsty. So invest in a nice water bottle to make you look forward to drinking more water!
3. More veggies is always good for you.
Since, after these reminders, you’re going to start preparing your own meals more often, never skip the veg when you do your grocery shopping. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make veggies taste great with a few condiments, and how much cheaper they are than meat and junk food. Go for dark, leafy greens and as many colors of veggies as you can manage.
2. Say bye to the lift and hello to the stairs.
Like item number 6, this is also an easier workout to incorporate into your daily routine. The elevation of the stairs gives you great cardio that’ll wake your body up before you even get to your morning coffee too!
1. Start avoiding red meat.
Why would anyone want to avoid a juicy slab of steak or some crispy bacon with their eggs?? Because as delicious as they seem to be, they’re really not doing your cholesterol levels any favors. So if you’re committed to trying to live a longer, healthier life and a smarter spending habit, switch to healthier options like corned tuna. Tastes great, feels great on your budget – sounds like a sustainable new healthy habit to try.
Of course, finding canned tuna that is both healthy and give the best value for money can be a bit of a chore. Let me give you this advice to save you the time and effort: San Marino Corned Tuna is the tastiest canned tuna in the market I have tried, and as such it can be enjoyed straight out of the can or liven up any dish as the main recipe ingredient!
What’s more, because it has the delicious taste of corned beef with the health benefits of tuna and has less oil, it’s healthy enough for you to eat every day.
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