Five Hacks to a Healthy Body
When people think of the word “health”, the first thing that comes to mind is exercise. However, you can’t exercise your way to health without making the right lifestyle choices. So here are five habits that you should adopt if you haven’t already.
Hack #1 – Hydrate your body
You may have heard this hack one too many times, but it’s that important. Hydration is vital for your health for many reasons, but this doesn’t mean that you need to chug gallons of water on an hourly basis. There are alternative ways to get hydrated from a variety of drinks to simple hydrating snacks. If you are active and sweat a lot, remember to replenish electrolytes by incorporating the right sports drinks. A good level of hydration will rein in raving appetites in addition to aiding basic bodily functions. If you need help keeping yourself hydrated, our Ozmo smart water bottle and water tracking app may be for you.
Hack #2 – Get your rest
Sleep often gets pushed down your priority list behind work, social activities, and exercise. However, our bodies cannot work without proper rest. Pay more attention to the amount and quality of sleep you are getting, and try not to compromise the rest you deserve. First, find a way to better balance your work and your life. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, follow these easy tips for better sleep every night. Your body will thank you, and you’ll feel much more revitalized and energetic.
Hack #3 – Stop counting calories
We know that calories jump out at you from those nutrition labels, but there is more to healthful foods than just low calories. After all, we are what we eat, right? The foods that we choose to feed to our bodies with influences our bodily functions in so many ways. The quality of food is important to you and your health, so stop counting calories and look at the ingredients, sugars and fat content, and how your food is cooked. Read about how you can start eating healthier with these three ways to replace your unhealthy habits.
Hack #4 – Remember: nobody’s perfect
There is nothing more discouraging than failing to keep your vow to never touch anything with sugar again. One of the biggest mistake made when trying to “go healthy” is setting unrealistic goals and making dramatic changes to your daily routines. Your brain is afraid of changes, so go for small steps towards a healthier diet and lifestyle. Instead of switching eating habits and exercise routines to whatever is hot on the Internet, try to find a lifestyle that best fits you. Most importantly, remember that no one is perfect, so don’t let that late-night snack haunt you in your nightmares. Just keep on walking towards your goal.
Hack #5 – We’re all in this together
Do you ever feel like your motivation level drops dramatically a couple of days after you have made the decision to lead a healthier lifestyle? You’re not the only one. Try finding friends who have similar goals with you. By adding a social element, the transition to a healthy lifestyle will be much smoother. If you can engage in healthy activities with a friend, you’ll find it easier to look forward to that workout and to say no to unhealthy food choices. You don’t have to pull through all by yourself. We’re all in this together.
Original Content: Tasha Kolonas, GuavaPass