The Pursuit of a Healthy Lifestyle

Do you want to pursue a healthy lifestyle but you don’t know where to start? It can be overwhelming to set new goals and create new routines, but it is definitely worth it. 

3 ways to begin your healthy lifestyle

3 simple ways to kickstart your journey to a healthy lifestyle are to Get Active, focus on Nutrition, and Create Routines. Implementing these three practices into your life will start your health journey out strong and provide improved health that will continue to motivate you! 

It is time to get healthy!

Getting active is so important for countless reasons. Most people are unaware of the countless benefits that being active has on your mental health. Exercising boosts your confidence and gives you a sense of accomplishment. It also lowers stress levels and anxiety by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are a natural brain chemical that can improve your sense of wellbeing! Moving your body has benefits that go much further than simply the appearance of your body. Activity is good for the soul, mind, and body! Get active today!

Strength training produces healthy muscles!

Nutrition is so important for several reasons. The things you are putting inside your body affect the way you feel, sleep, and your energy level! Eating whole foods and clean foods is crucial to living healthily. Many people believe that they can consume whatever they want and if they workout frequently then they are “healthy”. This is false because working out without giving your body the nourishment it needs before and after a workout is inefficient. Food affects your skin, muscles, bones, mood, and energy levels! To live a long, healthy life, you must eat nutrient rich foods! 

Great examples of clean, Whole Foods are vegetables, fruits, fish, and healthy grains such as quinoa and rice!

Lastly, creating routines is very beneficial to a healthy lifestyle. A solid morning and night routine sets you up for very important parts of your day. Things like sleeping, and the very first parts of your day set the tone for a good sleep, and a good day! Routines are simple and fun, they consist of little habits that prepare you well for a task or activity.

“What should be in my routine?”

Whatever makes you feel the most healthy!

Athletes often have “pregame routines” which consist of things like listening to a certain song, eating a specific meal, and stretching. Similarly, a morning routine can consist of things such as drinking water, making coffee, reading the bible, doing skincare, and showering! It is completely individualized to exactly what makes you feel the best and sets you up for the day in the best possible way!

Now, get motivated!

It will be worth it, I promise!

These three practices will kickstart the journey to a healthy lifestyle. There are many more things that are important to a healthy lifestyle, but these are a few that will get you started! Implementing a healthy lifestyle will simply make you feel better. It will take some hard work, discipline, motivation, and even accountability, but in the long run, it will be so worth it! You’ve only got one life, so you may as well treat your mind and body in a healthy way and prioritize it!