#2 Start slow.
Transition gradually rather than jumping into a new lifestyle that might not be as sustainable in the long run. The key here is to be patient with ourselves. Love and appreciate who we are each and every day. Be kind and gentle to ourselves. As we look to treat ourselves like we would someone we love, we can then start to be mindful of how we feed ourselves emotionally and physically and with that make better choices in every aspect of life.
#4 Understand emotional triggers.
These are very important as they relate to our eating choices. If we are stressed, depressed, or anxious, we might not be in the best frame of mind when it comes to what we elect to eat and how much food we consume. As we begin to better understand our triggers and our relationships to food, we can then start to make some positive changes going forward.
Water makes up the vast majority of our bodies and is essential for everything such as supporting metabolism, digestion and elimination of waste and toxins and aid with recovery with training just to name a few. Drinking water before a meal will allow us a moment to pause before devouring a large meal and regretting it later.
#9 Burn Baby Burn
Exercise benefits us in several way; here are just a few: it helps us to control or lose weight, combats numerous health conditions and diseases, improves our mood, boosts energy and improves our sex lives; exercise can also be a lot of fun and a chance to engage others socially. As we increase our exercise we will inherently look to be kinder to our bodies with what we choose to put in it on top of all these other benefits.
10 Expert Healthy Living Tips
I sat down with health coach Jared Vaughn of Helios Health and Wellness recently in search of advice for making healthy lifestyle changes. What started out as a slideshow of five tips, quickly exploded to ten, because I didn't want to leave any of his great advice out.
If you would like more tips, ideas, recipes or if you're looking for your own personal holistic health coach, please visit Jared Vaughn on Facebook or at the offical Helios Health and Wellness website. I hope some of this helps with your New Year's goals! —Sharon Beesley