Good habits make our lives better, says Stephen Covey in his book ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. The same holds true for health. Healthy habits can help you improve your health, energy levels, stamina, prevent life style diseases and keep you charged up throughout the day.
Here are the 7 Habits to take you a step closer towards a Healthier You :
1 . Start your day early
Wake up early every day, even on weekends and vacations. Jet Setters around the world swear by the 6 AM wake ups for a healthier and more productive life.
2 . Don’t hit the snooze button
When waking up, 9 more minutes of extra sleep serve to make you groggier & not well rested, as you may think.
3 . Eat a healthy breakfast
No matter how many times you’ve heard before, it still holds true, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you don’t have time in the morning, grab a banana and some nuts, and pack a breakfast that you can eat at work.
4 . Stay Active
Not everyone can exercise, but the trick to staying fit is to stay active. Research says that 10,000 steps a day is the optimal requirement to stay fit. So if you don’t move enough, ditch the lift, take a short walk after lunch, find fun ways to move more on a daily basis.
5 . Limit your daily tea/coffee intake
Consuming multiple cups of processed caffeine at work is one of the unhealthiest habits. The milk powder, sugar, over boiled tea, ready mix coffee, are all full of calories and none of the goodness of homemade Tea and Coffee.
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6 . Say No to refined sugar
Sugar is devoid of any nutrient, because of the processing it goes through. Excessive consumption of processed sugar actually starts depleting your body of vital nutrients. Switch to mineral sugar, palm sugar, jaggery or honey instead. Stir in one spoon of sugar instead of two, or better; switch to coconut water instead of over sweet over boiled chai from the corner stall.
7 . Switch to Sea Salt
Everything from chips, to burgers to fries is over loaded with salt and that’s what makes them so delicious. Too much salt in your diet increases blood pressure, chances of kidney stones, dehydration, hypertension and stomach cancer. Switch to sea salt, rock salt, or Himalayan pink salt, which are healthier, low sodium options to table salt.
So, follow these simple yet effective health habits to live life to its fullest!