The majority of us understand what we must do to boost our health: exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables, consume less sugar, get more sleep, etc. But some of it just still seems so hard, right?
Well, that’s not the case. Check out some helpful tips below that really help you understand just how easy health can be:
It’s Easy To Understand.
Drink more H20, eat plenty of veggies, park farther away from work. There are plenty of ways to live a healthy lifestyle, many of which are easy. According to Stanford psychologist and researcher BJ Fogg, the best method for initiating change isn’t simply raising motivation– it’s increasing ability with continued small actions over time.
Health Can Be Initiated.
After New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg wrote his findings on how health can be triggered in his book Power of Habit, we understand now that health habits are three-fold: the trigger, the behavior, and the reward. Knowing this, it’s imperative that you begin looking for potential opportunities during the day to practice healthy endeavors. Maybe each time you see a three-digit number somewhere in your environment, you could stand up or simply get some water to drink from your work kitchen, for example.
Unfortunately, people often think that “healthy” means depriving ourselves of the good stuff. But on the contrary, taking part in healthy activities should feel good. Invest in ways to make healthy activities a fun and exciting experience, rather than a dull one you can’t wait to finish.
Even though many people don’t consider “health” to entail any of the aforementioned traits, it might take consistently telling yourself otherwise as you engage in such activities to realize its slew of actual benefits and fun qualities. After all, “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good,” wrote author Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers.
Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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