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When you’re looking to be the healthiest, happiest and hottest version of yourself, it can honestly be hard to know where to look for advice. The internet is filled with all sorts of “health” trends and fads that can be ineffective at best and downright dangerous at worst. So what’s the secret to better health from your head down to your toes? Well it could be as simple as putting these practical and positive secrets to work in your daily routine.
Refresh & Restore Comfort in Your Home
Your home should be a sanctuary from the bad energy that can be present in the outside world. So if you’ve been feeling less than stellar vibes around your home, it may be time to clear your space of that bad juju. Some energy restorative tricks you can try include clearing out unwanted clutter, deep cleaning every room and opening the window to let in some fresh air.
If those tension-taming improvements don’t seem to work, you can also try setting up some dedicated relaxation spaces around your home. These can be quiet retreats where members of your family can have some much-needed alone time. Think about a reading nook for your kids, which will encourage another healthy habit, or a meditation space for you, to help keep things calm.
Clean Out Your Fridge & Clean Up Your Diet
During stressful times, it can be all too tempting to turn to comfort foods, like lasagna, pizza and ice cream. Eating these foods in moderation can actually help relieve some stress and provide some comfort, but overindulging can lead to weight gain and other potential health issues. So if your pantry and refrigerator are currently stocked with processed and junk foods, it may be time to do a little clean up.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to building a clean and healthy diet, you can use online guides to plan more nourishing meals for you and your family. Planning meals out can also help keep your budget on track but another secret is to try a grocery service that delivers to cut out impulse purchases. Many stores even offer free delivery!
Align Fitness Goals With Your Overall Well-Being
While it can take some effort to get into the habit of working out, exercise shouldn’t cause you to be miserable. So if you feel bored with running, walking or lifting weights, try refreshing your routine with something exciting and new. There are tons of free fitness classes online right now that can let you sample a variety of workouts until you find a few that feel fun and get the job done. Some of these workouts even combine cardio with toning, so you get even more for your efforts.
Of course, if you truly want to find a health and fitness routine that makes you happy, you should also think about working with a health and wellness coach. Casey Shipp is a coach who has helped countless clients hack their health for an improved body, mind and soul.
Work on Improving The Quality of Your Sleep
So last but certainly not least, you really do need sleep in order to thrive. Okay, so getting that sleep can be tricky when you are also wrestling with kids and working from home, but there’s no question that sleep is essential. Even though it may seem like everything shuts down when you’re asleep, there are several critical processes that are cycling through during your slumber sessions. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep, but you can also hack this number by focusing on sleep quality. You see those processes really fire up during 90-minute sleep cycles. So if you can’t get 7-9 hours, try to set your alarm so that you wake up towards the end of a sleep cycle.
You don’t need fads or gimmicks to improve your health and happiness. The secret to achieving your health and wellness goals can be as simple as hacking basic habits in your daily routine. So what are you waiting for? Get started with these tips and start living your best life yet!
Article by Jennifer McGregor.