This is NOT a workout program! This program is designed to help you slowly make incremental changes in your life that culminate into 6 new healthy habits. People often think that getting healthy means overhauling your life with a strict diet and intense exercise program, but that is not the case. The “all-or-nothing” mentality usually starts with the best intentions but turns into “nothing” when you see it’s unsustainable.
With a few intentional minutes every day, you can have a huge impact on your health and life. It only requires little steps, one at a time. This program focuses on water intake, steps per day, veggie intake, meditation, gratitude, and SMR/stretching. It’s the perfect add-on to a workout program to transform your health both mentally and physically!
What you get by downloading the Healthy Habits program:
- a 6-week printable calendar to track your habits
- tips to build and adhere to each habit
- a healthier lifestyle
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Wondering why water intake, steps per day, veggie intake, meditation, gratitude, and SMR/stretching are the habits this program is built upon? Read on.
Why should I drink more water?
Drinking enough water each day helps aid digestion, improves skin quality, and enhances workout performance. Many of your internal organs need water in order to function properly. Water consumption also helps regulate hunger cues — dehydration can make you feel hungry, and drinking enough water can prevent that. By upping your water consumption, you may find yourself spending more time in the bathroom, but the positives far outweigh that one inconvenience!
Why should I take 10,000 steps per day?
With the prevalence of desk jobs and a culture that encourages sitting, it’s important to counteract that time with enough activity. Spending an hour at the gym is great, but what about the other 23 hours? We are meant to move! 10,000 steps per day are recommended in order to give you a hard number and keep you accountable.
Why should I eat vegetables at each meal?
Everyone knows that vegetables are healthy. They provide essential micronutrients to keep you feeling your best, fiber to keep your digestive system in order and don’t have much sugar. With all of the processed foods available today, it’s easy to find yourself at dinnertime without having had any vegetables all day. This program brings some intention to your daily meals. No restriction or calorie/macro counting: just the addition of vegetables to every meal.
What are the benefits of daily meditation?
Stress is a big factor when it comes to determining your health, and it’s often overlooked. Jobs, families, money, and “making it all work” can be very stressful! Pair that with high-intensity workouts and you may be doing more harm than good. Meditation can help reduce some of this daily stress. It gives your mind some space and helps you rest and recover. I’ve found that meditation has helped me connect my mind to my body and improved things like sleep issues, workout recovery, and my reaction to situations. By practicing meditation for a few minutes a day, you can change your whole day.
What are the benefits of gratitude journaling?
Mentality and mental health are also often an overlooked part of the larger umbrella of health. You can eat all the vegetables and work out all you want, but if your head isn’t in a healthy place: you’re not healthy. Expressing gratitude is one step to get your head into a better place because helps your brain start to scan for the positive things going on around you every day. Gratitude journaling can help you reframe your mindset from stressed to #blessed.
What are the benefits of performing self-myofascial release/stretching daily?
As you age, mobility can become challenging. Intense workouts and a lot of sitting can make this even worse. Stretching and foam rolling (self-myofascial release) increase blood flow to your muscles which aids recovery and helps keep you mobile. Stretching can also be relaxing, improve posture, and generally protect against injury!