Developing healthy habits can be one of the most difficult things to create when working on improving your health and fitness. It can be a tough task revamping your lifestyle especially if you’ve become accustomed to living and eating in a detrimental manner. As they say – bad habits are hard to break.
Take a moment to think of the lifestyle habits you have currently have. Here’s a list of some popular, yet unhealthy habits that contribute to weight gain are:
Here’s A List Of Un-Healthy Habits That Need To Be Changed
1) Eating potato chips (or other similar snacks) while doing leisure activities such as watching television, reading a book, or using the computer.
2) Excessive eating at main meals or when snacking.
3) Ordering fast food or pizza delivery 3-5 times per week.
4) Not drinking enough water throughout the day.
5) Not getting exercise 3-5 times per week.
6) Drinking soda, juice, energy drinks, or alcoholic beverages regularly.
Use this list and start reflecting on your current lifestyle habits for they should give you ideas where you may want to start. If you are determined to make an improvement in your health, then developing healthy habits one at a time will eventually lead you to success.
Don’t overwhelm yourself trying to fix everything you know is not healthy all at once. Focus on one particular habit you want to improve on first and devote the time and energy to really grasp that particular one.
For instance, maybe your first order of business is to ditch the soda/sugary drinks and drink 6-8 cups of water every day. Start out first by ridding your home of all the soda, juice, energy drinks and other beverages considered unhealthy that offer too many calories and grams of sugar per serving.
Next you will need to consider what will work best for you to get your daily cups of water. Definitely a gallon of water in the refrigerator is helpful. Plastic bottles of water stocked at your workplace or in the trunk of your car so you always have water at hand away from home. Designating a special cup or glass as your water “container” may also help keep you focused on this healthy habit. Also ensuring you drink a large cup of water with each meal will add to the likelihood of making this healthy habit truly become part of your life.
Once you have this habit down to where it’s not an internal struggle or a once-in-a-while occurrence you can then move on to the next item of business. It shouldn’t be an internal struggle every day to drink what you know you should. When you no longer have to talk yourself into drinking water then it has become a healthy habit.
Taking the process step-by-step in this manner will help ensure you truly have adopted each habit. Pretty soon after a couple of months of diligence you will have a completely new healthy lifestyle led by a handful of healthy habits. The more healthy habits you have, the more you will want to fix those other nooks and crannies that may still be present.
So which healthy habit are you going to start working on first?
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