Improving your health doesn’t have to mean overhauling your entire lifestyle, routine, or diet. Small, simple changes can have a cumulative effect on your health over time. And you’re more likely to stick to this type of lifestyle and diet change.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 22 small changes you can make that will start to have a positive impact on your health. Pick just one or two of these healthy habits to start and focus on them. Then, when you’re ready, pick a couple more. Before you know it, you’ll feel better and more energized thanks to the new lifestyle you’ve adopted.
22 Small Health Habits That Have A Big Impact
1. Add one extra glass of water every day. When you get used to that, add another.
2. Add natural flavor to your water. If you struggle to drink enough water because it’s “boring”, try jazzing it up with a squeeze of citrus, fresh fruit, mint, or sliced cucumber.
3. Try a new healthy recipe every week. Cooking at home is one of the best ways to eat healthier (and save a bit of money!).
4. Keep only healthy snacks on hand. That way, if you get hungry between meal times, you know you’re making healthier choices.
5. Get more sleep. If you aren’t hitting that 7-8 hour mark, start going to bed 30 minutes earlier each week until you’re getting at least 7 hours.
6. Reduce calorie-heavy drinks. They rarely offer any nutritional benefits and can spike blood sugar and result in excess calories.
7. Make sure you get enough protein every day. Protein helps with satiety and curb snacking. Supplementing with Collagen Peptides is an easy way to increase your clean protein intake. *
8. Go for a walk after meals. A leisurely stroll is a great way to move your body and aid in digestion.
9. Start your day with a little exercise. It can help boost your energy levels and productivity all day long.
10. Add resistance training into your workout routine. Just a few sessions a week can promote stronger bones and a boosted metabolism.
11. Avoid high amounts of caffeine in the afternoon. This can have a negative impact on your body’s ability to fall asleep.
12. Start a gratitude journal. Spending just a few minutes every day to write down 3-5 things you're grateful for can help improve your mood and reduce stress.
13. Replace white rice with brown rice or quinoa. They provide more fiber and whole-grain goodness than white rice.
15. Get a workout buddy. The added accountability will make you much less likely to skip a workout.
16. Meditate daily. Even 10 minutes every day can have a big impact on your stress levels.
17. Meal prep on the weekends so you have healthy meals ready to go when your week gets busy.
18. Start an evening wind-down routine. This can help you sleep better and have more energy in the day.
19. Fit in mini workouts whenever you can. Watching TV? Do sit ups, squats, or push ups during the commercials.
20. Find opportunities to move more. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further away from the grocery store. Every extra movement adds up.
21. Add mobility practices into your routine. Maintaining your mobility throughout life makes it easier to stay active and healthy.
22. Fill ¼ to ½ of your plate with vegetables. They’re nutritious, filling, and low in calories.
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