How to Incorporate Healthy Habits in Your Routine
We know that you are trying to make good choices for yourself. One of the best ways you can do that is to start building healthy habits into your daily routine. Don’t be intimidated. They don’t have to happen all at once. Start with something you feel might be the simplest thing to add. Do it everyday until it becomes second nature to you, and you do it without even thinking about it. Once this happens you’ve successfully created a healthy habit and you can move on to create a new one.
Below, we’ve chosen a few options that we felt were simple additions or switches that could be made fairly easily. Give them a try and see how they work for you.
Never skip breakfast!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This saying exists for a reason.
When you eat breakfast, you boost your metabolism and stabilize sugar levels throughout the day. Breakfast helps to reduce cravings that can occur later in the day and keep you from overeating. The reason this occurs is that when you eat that first meal of the day, you feel fuller longer, which leads to a lower calorie intake throughout the day.
Morning meals aren’t only meant to fuel your body but helps your brain as well. Breakfast helps to improve your concentration and leads to greater productivity. It can also leave you in a good mood and helps memory retention.
Keep a water bottle with you.
It’s a good idea to drink more water. It has many benefits for your body that you don’t even realize, some of them on the cellular level. Hydration is an important part of your body being able to function properly. It lubricates your joints, delivers oxygen throughout your body, helps regulate body temperature, flushes waste from your body and makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to your body.
Water also helps to reduce hunger cravings and aids in weight loss.
Eat healthy snacks.
Most office vending machines aren’t filled with healthy snack options. It’s okay to ditch the chips and cookies and bring something with you from home if you need it. Some really good options for snacks that you can bring to work with you are fruit, nuts, and cheeses.
Here are a couple of examples of things you can try.
- Apple slices and peanut butter
- A handful of nuts and some string cheese
- Carrots and hummus
- Yogurt and fruit
- A small salad
- Trail mix
- A cup of soup
Eat meals at equal time intervals.
Eating meals at equal intervals keeps your energy levels stable throughout the day. Many people have a tendency to overeat at lunchtime and this can kill your energy levels. You can’t keep going if you’re body is too busy digesting a big meal. It can also lead to dehydration, because your body needs more water to complete such a big digestive task.
We hope these tips are enough to help get you started. And if you need help, our team here at 702 Prep can make some meals for you!