A lot of people may associate the word “healthy lifestyle” with having to go to the gym 2 hours a day and eating massive quantities of kale. They assume that it takes totally changing their habits in order to feel big changes. What they don’t realize, however, is that often we can see the biggest changes in our lives when we make the smallest of changes.
Sometimes just adding a simple addition to our daily routine can start to make changes in our lives not just physically but mentally and emotionally. Making a commitment to follow through with these small changes can totally transform our health overall and improve the quality our lives on a big level.
When it comes to basic and little changes that you can start making immediately which will change your lifestyle entirely, here are some of the best.
Eliminating Processed Foods
Some people are so used to eating foods which come out of a box or a bag that they forget what it’s like to eat wholesome real food. Many people suffer symptoms in their day to day lives that they don’t even realize is directly a result of the foods that they put into their bodies.
They try to take extra supplements, get allergy tests done, and even go to drastic measures like surgery. Yet they fail to realize that it’s as simple as transforming their diet and eating foods which are derived from a natural source and full of nutritious vitamins.
Walking To Work
Getting in your car every day to go to work is a part of many people’s daily routine. Arriving to work in your car is often followed by walking a few steps through the parking lot and then sitting directly in the chair at your desk.
Throughout the day you may walk a bit from your chair around the office, but the majority of your activity is limited to a small room. After a while, this can start to take its toll on your metabolism.
It’s important to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. If you live under 5 miles from your work, you may want to strongly consider walking. This can make a huge difference in your overall health. Try starting a with making a commitment to do it a few times a week, and gradually move up to every day.
Drinking More Water
Many people fail to drink the recommended amount of water per day which is 8 glasses. This not only affects your overall health, but it may affect the way that you perceive hunger.
Often people who are thirsty and lacking hydration confuse their thirst with hungry and end up eating more than they need to.