by Nora Wallace Walsh
If you make time for healthy habits, you’ll have extra reserves of energy that will help you lower your stress and take better care of yourself. Here are a few things you can start doing to help you make healthy habits a normal part of your daily routine:
Drink water throughout your day. Water is great for your skin, your digestive system, and circulatory system, and it aids in weight loss. Carry a large water bottle with you and sip from it throughout the day.
Stock up on healthy, portable snacks. When you are grocery shopping, pick up bags of baby carrots, string cheese, nuts, fresh and dried fruits, yogurt, wholegrain crackers, etc.
Pack your lunch the night before. This will assure that you have a healthy meal during the day and give you extra time in the morning.
Take the time to plan healthy meals for the week. Spend 15 minutes to map out your meals and keep it simple. Shop with a general idea of the meals you will make during the week.
Take a walking break during the day. Even 10 minutes can make a difference in your energy level and helps to clear your mind.
Get enough sleep. By getting 7-8 hours of sleep you will become more efficient during the time you are awake.