3 Habits To Pick Up For A Healthier 2019 - The Directory Group

3 habits to pick up for a healthier 2019

3 habits to pick up for a healthier 2019

“You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”― John C. Maxwell

As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many of us make lofty resolutions to eat better, exercise more and spend less money. Though it can be difficult to maintain New Year’s resolutions throughout the year as everyday life takes over, changing your mindset and adapting your daily habits can help you to stick to your goals.

Put an end to mindless eating

How many times do you find yourself eating while doing other things? Whether it’s eating at your desk, in front of the television or even as you travel to and from work, eating while you are preoccupied is bad for digestion and stops your body from registering you are full. Allow yourself to focus your full attention on each meal/snack so your body can register you are full, which will stop over-indulgence and eating out of boredom.

Have a ‘move-more’ mindset

We all know exercise in general is good for us, with experts recommending 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity. But it’s not all about jumping on the treadmill, but more about making exercise a daily habit. If you can, take the stairs rather than the lift, walk over to your colleague instead of emailing them, or get off the bus/train a stop earlier and power walk home.

Make time to sleep

The value sleep has on your fitness, health, mind and entire life is hugely undermined. If you’re tired, you’re more inclined to reach for a caffeine injection or sugary boost as sleep activates your hunger hormone. Sleeping resets your body clock, gives your brain time to absorb the day’s events and prepares you for a happy, healthier, more productive day ahead. Try switching off from electronics 30 minutes before you go to bed so your mind isn’t preoccupied and stick to a sleep schedule during the week where you go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.

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