Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle, not just a New Year’s resolution. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body.
Having said that, like men its not always so easy for women to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With bucket load of responsibilities to cater, we women have our hands full. Be it managing our family responsibilities or work requirement, we always find a way to excuse ourselves with lack of time and loss of energy! but the understated fact goes by, we require to maintain and keep our health in check more what men too. So for women who are on a lookout for a better quality of living and a fir body and mind, here’s what you got to Focus on!
1. Go on walks during long phone conversations.
“When you know you’re going to be talking to your mom for a long time, or your friend, take that time to go on a walk,” Kneeland says. “It’s a mindless and easy way to get an hour of exercise in during a time that you’d be doing nothing anyway.”
2. If you don’t want to leave your couch, then don’t.
3. Create a couple of awesome pump up playlists filled with ‘tunnel’ songs.
4. Try to do just 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups everyday, even if they aren’t consecutive.
5. Power down all your technology an hour before the time you want to go to sleep.
Kneeland suggests getting better sleep by creating a routine you do every night before going to bed, so that your body is wired to go to bed at a certain time.
6. Don’t force yourself to do something you hate.
Instead of forcing yourself to get on the treadmill twice a week, try doing something you actually enjoy like joining a sports team, going on a hike, or taking your dog on more regular walks. If you actually have a good time while you’re exercising, your brain will associate the activity with positive thoughts and make you more likely to do it again in the future.
7. Make sure you buy the right shoes for your feet and not just what looks coolest.
Wearing the right shoes can be the difference between an enjoyable workout and a painful one. When you’re shoe shopping keep in mind that different shoes are better for different activities and that the type of shoe you get is going to depend on a lot of things including how much cushion you like, how your feet pronate, and how much stability you need.
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8. And invest in a sleep mask.
“I love them and they really help me when I can’t go to sleep or stay asleep,” Kneeland says. “I really recommend people who have sleep-trouble try them.”
9. Pack your workout clothes at the same time you pack your lunch the night before.
“I always try to put out my clothes the night before because it’s one less thing I have to do in the morning, and it’s one less thing standing between me and working out,” Lanier says.
Whether you’re trying to get a workout in before work or after, packing your clothes the night before will make working out more convenient and give you less excuses for why you don’t have the time.
4. Keep a workout calendar and track your progress.
“Make simple goals, like move for 20-minutes a day, and mark down all the days that you successfully do it,” Lanier says. “If you commit to a goal of doing that for 30 days, eventually it will become a habit and your body will start wanting to do it.”
There’s also nothing that feels better then checking something off that you’ve accomplished. Keeping a calendar will motivate you to stick to your goals and will give you a confidence boost as you watch the progress you’re making.