Kickstart Your Year – 5 Easy Ways to a Healthier 2015

Kickstart Your Year

Many of us vow to get healthier every year. I won’t be telling you to do 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a day or anything nearly as difficult. You don’t even need to do everything on the list. Keep reading to learn 5 simple ways to kickstart a healthier lifestyle.

Kickstart Your Healthy Journey
Kickstart Your Healthy Journey

The tips for a healthier lifestyle in this post will get you started in very simple and easy ways. Select the ones you can manage today you could eventually see a big long-term difference in your life. Select from one of the tips to a healthier you below.

    1. DRINK UP
      Women drinking water
      Before you stop reading, I’m not going to tell you to stop drinking soda. LOL. Truth is, most of us are taking in wayyy more sugar than is recommended by health professionals. Sweet drinks are one of the main sources  of sugar. If you can’t, don’t cut it out all together.Instead, at each meal, pour your drink into a cup. Once that cup is finished, opt for a glass or water instead. This will help you to increase your recommended water intake and significantly reduce your sugar intake without much thought and effort.

 

    1. EXERCISE FOR 15 MINUTES
      African woman lifting weights

      15 minutes everyday sounds like a lot, right? LOL. Well, not when you’re doing it while watching your favourite show on Netflix. I literally do a split screen on my computer, mute the 15 minute 1 Mile Walk and watch a TV show while working out. I’m usually done walking long before the show is over… and I’ve walked an entire mile. That’s 7 miles more than I used to walk every week. It’s worth it.

 

    1. RELAX
      relax

      Stress is a trigger for countless illnesses. An extra 5 minutes in the bathroom alone (if you have kids) or setting aside time to go to the salon for a bi-weekly manicure may be all you need. Take time to relax each with – and no, I’m not talking about TV time. That is still using up your energy. Do something that is truly relaxing and requires little or no brain work. Consider meditation or yoga. YouTube has tons of videos of different lengths that are 100% free and can get you started.

 

    1. CLEAN HOUSE… OR PANTRY
      Marshmallows
      This one sounds hard but it’s really easy. Just do it. Stop storing junk food in your house. If it’s there, you’re going to eat it. Yes, you may drive to the store to get ice cream a few times a week but I guarantee you that you’re more likely to pig out on ice-cream nightly if it’s at arm’s reach in the refrigerator.

 

  1. DECLUTTER (EMOTIONALLY)
    Say no to emotional baggage
    Say no to emotional baggage

    We often forget about our mental health but this is very important and is affected by many things around us. Getting sufficient sleep isn’t all you need. Sometimes you’re exhausted because of the life you live and the people you let into it.Today, we’re starting to declutter the people who drain us emotionally. If that man or woman in your life is dragging you down, create some distance from them. If that friend only talks to you when he or she needs money, cut the stressors out. If someone never has anything positive or encouraging to say, they may not be the best people to have in your life.Control your emotional well-being by eliminating the people (and things we’ll get into in a later post) who keep you emotionally bogged down.

Cheers to a healthier life and healthier you!. Oh, and don’t forget to “Keep it Kinky”.

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