Before we head into the weekend, I would like to give you some small changes that can lead to big gains. With the New Year on our heels, it’s time for making steps toward a healthier 2018, a healthier lifestyle. Small changes are more likely to stick and be more feasible.
Here at Wholesomely Fit, we strive to approach any and all health challenges with a mentality that addresses the whole. Whether that means wholesome vegan recipes, complete training guides, or even simply thanking your local farmer when you buy their produce—there are many different pieces that make up the whole in a wholesome lifestyle. That said, it’s not always easy or possible to remember all of these pieces, and sometimes you just need a default set of habits to fall back on. For me, I like to focus on the things that I can control from day to day.
While everyone’s will be different, here’s 5 of my own personal habits that I couldn’t live without & may help you toward a more whole lifestyle:
1. Carve out ‘me’ time. Whether it’s 5 minutes or 1 hour, find time for just YOU! You deserve it.
2. Start the day with water. This helps to detox the body and flush toxins through, Wake up and grab a cup of water, hot water & lemon is great, as lemon detoxifies the body, and this combination is known to help promote weight loss.
3. Unwind without devices at night. Create a space for relaxing that is cell phone/pad free. This helps shut the mind off and the body get ready for a peaceful nights rest.
4. Squat it out. After sitting all day, our bums need some care. Prolonged sitting causes tightened hip flexors (which can make it hard to do your favorite activities, like running), get up every hour at the office or home and do some squats to wake your glutes up.
5. Start your day with meditating on God’s word and relaxation techniques. – Staring the day refreshed & encouraged, is so much better than starting it frazzled and already ready for it to end. Prayer and relaxation, God’s word can help you stay balanced and less stressed.
My 3rd tip, in particular, even has some new and exciting science to back it up! As you can see from Elysium Health’s infographic below, using your phone late at night can severely disrupt your circadian rhythm, or your internal biological clock, which can lead to long term metabolic disorders (you can learn more about other metabolic factors here). Of course, this is something that you want to avoid if you can—so put those phones down! Maybe give meditation a try instead.
Have a great weekend friends and family & Enjoy a beautiful Christmas!!
Until Next Time Be Whole and Be Fit