Welcome to adulthood. You have a job, some kids, and a million responsibilities. You have also earned unlimited caffeine consumption, a slowing metabolism, and the ability to eat a Snickers bar for dinner if you so choose. Being a grown up might not have turned out quite the way you expected, but being busy is no excuse to neglect your health. Here are 3 healthy habits that you can start today that take ten minutes or less.
#1. Treat Yourself To Healthy Food
Why is it that when we want to reward ourselves for a job well done we do it by filling our bellies with fattening foods devoid of nutritional value? We may enjoy the pizza and ice-cream dinner, but an hour later we feel like slugs. Instead, treat yourself to fresh ‘out of the ground’ foods. Seasonal fruits and vegetables taste great and have amazing health benefits. Retrain your body to crave foods that are good for your tastebuds and your internal organs.
#2. Take A Walk Around The Block
After a long day at the office or a full day of chasing after the kids, lounging on the couch is mighty appealing. Who wouldn’t want to chill out to a 3 hour Netflix binge to unwind at night? Before you get into relaxation mode, take a quick stroll around the block. Even a short brisk walk can do wonders for your health. Walking is great for your metabolism, digestion, energy level, and mental health. If you’re feeling stressed or depressed, you mood will likely be on the upswing after your stroll through the neighborhood.
#3. Keep Your Water Bottle Handy
Did you know that 75% of American walk around dehydrated the majority of the time? So if you aren’t getting your daily minimum amount of water intake right now, don’t worry, you’re in good company. Upping your water intake just takes minutes per day and the health benefits are limitless. Straight away you’ll notice more energy, younger looking skin, less hunger, and an improved digestive system. Try tracking your water intake with a health app on your phone. You’ll be amazed by your progress!