It’s no secret that you are what you eat, right? I’m not sure what that makes me, but I know that all the years I didn’t pay attention to what I ate…my health was the only thing that suffered.
Studies and research have proven that the health and wellness habits that have the capacity to last for a life time are those that require realistic and doable efforts.
Here are some of the proven motivational tips to stay healthy and in shape:
Tip #1: Keep Friends and Acquaintances Who Encourage Healthy Lifestyle
It doesn’t matter how enthusiastic and willing you are to adopt measures that would enhance your health, you will relapse too soon if people around you have contrary attitude. So, you should only keep friends and acquaintances who practice healthy habits and encourage you to do the same.
Tip #2: Embark on Daily Simple Changes
As mentioned earlier, realistic and doable goals are the key to adopting life-long lasting health and wellness habits. And, it all starts by making a simple but consistent step daily. Whether you want to lose weight, enhance your sleep, quit late night food or other odd habits, embarking on small changes daily will bring the ultimate result you seek.
- Start with about 20 minutes brisk walking three times a week and increase the duration as you master the first step
- Start cutting off refined carbohydrates from your diet bit by bit. You can start with sweets, then include white rice…just like that
- Stock natural homemade fruit juice in your refrigerator to replace processed drinks
- Start reducing the quantity of food you eat daily to smaller chunks spread all through the day
Tip #3: Avoid Things that Will Make You Relapse
It’s easier to break good habits that it is to build them. Avoid things and people that make you relapse to unhealthy habits. For instance, if you’re trying to quit smoking, avoid being in the company of smokers or places that would provoke your smoking appetite. When you go shopping for groceries, avoid the sections of the store that lures you to purchase processed foods and products.
Tip #4: Give Yourself Time Since Change Takes Time
If you’ve been trying so hard to lose weight, you may consider slim people lucky to have acquired their slim figure. But the truth is, not so many people are slim as a result of nature, a lot of them work so hard day after day consistently to stay in shape.
Tip #5: Take Some Time and Celebrate Remarkable Accomplishment
Being able to accomplish a remarkable feat in your efforts to stay well and healthy ought to be celebrated. This is a great way to further motivate yourself to do more. Of course, it doesn’t mean you should to throw a big party. Simply feel cool with yourself and do some fun things to mark your ability to lose 5 pounds in one week!
Wanna know where to start?
Coach J. Rich