Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be hard for some in the long run. At first, the motivation to tackle an unhealthy lifestyle is very strong. However, as time goes on, it is harder to maintain the right focus. Fortunately, there are very small adjustments you can make to live a healthier life. We’ve listed a few helpful tips for you!
Don’t use a phone in the first hour that you wake up
More and more is becoming known about the effect of phones on our bodies. One very important finding is that it’s best not to use a phone in the morning. When you sleep the waves in the brain are at delta level, this is the state of deep sleep. When you wake up many people are in the alpha state, this means that you are relaxed but clear. If you look at your phone immediately after waking up, you disrupt the alpha state. This state then gives way to beta waves, a state of alertness. This transition also determines how you feel throughout the day. To disrupt this alpha state less drastically, we recommend waking up slowly and only looking at your phone later.
Plan what you are going to eat
We recommend that you make an eating plan once a week. This may seem a bit excessive, but it can give you a lot of peace of mind throughout the day. You can take the planning into account when you go shopping. This will ensure that you always bring enough (and not too much) food for the week. Not only does this reduce food waste, but it also makes you eat healthy faster because you already have the food in the house anyway. To motivate yourself to get in the kitchen every day, it is important that you have the right utensils on hand. Think a marble chopping board, sharp knives and other handy tools like a blender.
Clean for 20 minutes every day
Who doesn’t feel happy in a clean house? When you invest 20 minutes in housework every day, you’ll not only feel like everything is running smoothly, but you’ll also get some much-needed exercise. You’ll be amazed at the amount of calories you can burn during a thorough cleaning session. Cleaning for 20 minutes every day is not only good for your physical health but also for your mental health.