Simple Healthy Habits to Adopt | Chuck Schmalzried

Chuck Schmalzried discusses a few healthy habits to add to your everyday life.

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Practicing healthy habits is the best method for getting into shape or maintaining one’s current level of fitness. Healthy habits aren’t just exclusive to one’s physical well-being. Emotional and mental health is just as important as well. Incorporate the following habits into your lifestyle to help make your life healthier with ease.

Meal Prep

Eating a quick microwavable meal or stopping to get fast food may seem like a good option during some very busy days. No one really wants to stress out in the kitchen everyday with pots and pans to make their breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. This is one major perk of doing meal prep. If there is one free day out of the week, anyone can make their meals a full week or two in advance. This saves so much time and stress by cooking in bulk and still allows one to eat healthy meals on a more constant basis.

Hydrate

Water has a host of benefits. Everyone needs a certain amount of water daily to maintain their hydration. Staying hydrated does tend to make many feel full. By drinking a full glass of water before each meal, you won’t feel as hungry. This is very beneficial for anyone trying to reduce their calorie intake or avoid overeating.

Exercise Wisely

People often dread the word exercise due to the fact that they view it as a chore or believe they must workout for long, intense periods of time in order to see any results. Luckily, none of this is true. Exercising wisely means achieving more with less. Doing HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training workouts are more conducive to weight loss as opposed to the standard one hour treadmill run. These HIIT workouts usually last from 15-30 minutes, and hundreds of HIIT videos can be found online. Also, if exercise feels like a task, make it fun by dancing or incorporating an outdoor activity.

Practice Mindfulness

Take a moment of silence. People often do too much rushing and very little introspection on their day. By practicing being mindful, you can expect to decrease levels of anxiety or tension you may experience throughout the day. Mindfulness can be achieved through meditation by sitting in a quiet area and focusing on breathing. Naturally, thoughts do arise. However, you shouldn’t judge these thoughts or engage. Simply acknowledge the thought and focus back on your breathing. This exercise does help in mental mastery through patience and practice.

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