10 of The Healthiest Things To Do

Improving your health doesn't have to be drastic, instead, you can take small steps that add up to meaningful change. In fact, slow and steady is more ideal because you're more likely to stick to it. Choose one, a few or all of the suggestions below and you will be moving in the right direction!

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1. EAT VEGGIES

Vegetables are the key to health, they are exactly what nature intended. High fiber, bulky for the calories, nutritious and delicious; a diet loaded with plants will make you feel your best. Hands down.

 

2. DON'T GET BORED

Boredom is detrimental and completely unnecessary – it leads to shitty feelings, shitty behavior and shitty food. Figure out who you are, what you do, what you're interested in, or what skills you're refining, because that's what life is about. If you spend your time producing things and contributing, you won't have time or interest in self-destructive behavior like binge eating, eating for sport or being a lazy bum.

 

3. FIND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY YOU ACTUALLY LIKE

If you dread exercise you're not going to do it and it won't be good for you if you do, it will cause stress mentally and within your body. Find physical activity you love, even if it's something "easy" like walking, biking, restorative yoga or dance. Just spend time each day moving and connecting with your physical body, you can take it up from there when you're ready.

 

4. EAT THREE MEALS PER DAY

Your body needs time in between meals to digest, assimilate nutrients and get rid of waste. Don't constantly be eating, but rather eat up at meal time and give your body a nice break in between to do its thing. This will also help your routine and self-control because you'll have this habit to fall back on without having to think about it or decide.

 

5. ONLY SNACK IF YOU'RE TRULY HUNGRY

Connected to point 4 above, you want to make sure you have time between meals but also that you don't get STARVING, and so snacks can be great to bridge the gap between meals as needed. Try a few snack ideas out to find what works best for you, you want something that makes you feel satisfied and peaceful but not stuffed and craving more. Some great ideas are raw veggies with hummus, high-quality and organic beef jerky, an almond butter pack, a small smoothie, fresh organic juice (veggies and fruit) or seaweed snacks.

 

6. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Don't get overwhelmed by all of the trends and fads today, the amount of information is overwhelming! Eat real food from nature, as high-quality and organic as possible, avoid ingredients you don't recognize and that's it! Boom.

 

7. DRINK WATER

Water is life. It hydrates, flushes toxins, improves digestion, helps you feel full, strengthens your immune system and in general is quite grounding and nourishing to drink. If you're not that into plain water, add some fresh herbs, herbal teas or citrus. P.S. – my favorite water filter pitcher is here.

 

8. GET SOME SLEEP

Sleep is soooo nourishing and necessary, make time for it no matter what. I used to go go go all of the time and sacrifice sleep, but I realize that exhaustion and pushing myself too hard led me to binge eating and other bad habits. Now I do less things to improve my health and have a better quality of life. Go to bed early, wake up naturally without an alarm once in a while, take naps, take vacations, whatever it takes. The better you sleep, the better you will think, feel and behave, no doubt.

9. BE MINDFUL ABOUT COFFEE AND ALCOHOL

Coffee and alcohol can be great, they make us feel good and may be joyful parts of your life, but they are also acidic, often loaded with a bunch of crappy additives and are rough on the body. You don't have to do anything drastic, but be mindful. Instead of dumping these things into your body as if they're water, choose to enjoy them sometimes/in moderation. As always, opting for high-quality ingredients and products will go a long way in improving your health!

10. READ INGREDIENTS

This is a big one! It can feel daunting to read the ingredients of your packaged food but it doesn't have to be. The main rule is to only eat foods made of ingredients you recognize. If you don't know what something is, if you're not certain or you can't pronounce the word, avoid it. A lot of food in America today is literally synthetic and made of chemicals, it's scary and harmful to our health and the environment. If you know what's in your food, your health will improve leaps and bounds. Easy peasy.

I hope these ideas inspire you, a little or a lot. Try one new thing and let me know how it goes.

Ready for a fresh start!? Want to wipe the slate clean and feel the best you ever have!?

xoxo,

Bridget