Changing your habits in health, fitness, mind, family and more can be a tedious process. We are laying out three small and easy changes that you can make to improve your quality of life.
Drink More Water
The health experts recommend that people drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. This adds up to 64 ounces of water total per day. This may seem like an overwhelming amount, but it is probably not much more than what you are drinking now.
The easiest way to keep track of how much water you are drinking is by getting a large, reusable water bottle. A common size water bottle is the 24-ounce bottle. All you need to do is make sure to refill your bottle three times throughout the day, and you will be over your goal!
You can also challenge your friends to drink more water with you, and keep track of the competition using various apps or social media sites.
Get Enough Sleep
It may feel like this change is the hardest of all because of your busy schedule and life at home. Health experts recommend getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Most people let their sleep schedule get out of hand simply because they want to watch one more episode of their favorite show. There is a way to maximize your sleeping schedule, and avoid this temptation. Set a reminder an hour before you go to sleep. When this alarm goes off, you will be more likely to end with the current episode you are watching, and get to sleep on time.
You can also maximize your sleep by recording your sleeping habits. There are a wide variety of apps that keep track of your body throughout the night during sleep. They keep track of things like sleep talking, your REM cycle, your heart rate and more. Click here to learn about some of the best sleep-monitoring apps.
Make the Best Food Choices Available
When you are at a sporting event, there is usually a concession stand with a wide variety of junk food beckoning to you. This happens all the time in life because we are surrounded by a number of fast-food restaurants, and unhealthy (and super tasty) snacks. The best thing that you can do to combat all of these unhealthy foods is make the best possible choice around you.
This means that when you are at that sporting event, it is ok to indulge in a hot dog or a bag of potato chips. The keyword there is “or.” Picking one unhealthy snack here or there will keep your mind at ease, and it will keep your body in check.
So, the next time you are ordering lunch from the office, remember to make the best possible choice available to you.
These life changes will allow you to take control of your mind and body, while keeping up with your busy life.