Bad habits are hard to get rid of but good habits are harder to cultivate. It has scientifically been proven that the average time required for any new initiative to be registered as a habit into the human brain, takes a minimum of 21 days. Only if one dedicatedly and repeatedly follows a routine does it eventually becomes a habit. And it is but naturally a logical conclusion that a healthy lifestyle is directly proportional to the things that you do every day. Here’s what you can do.
Skip late nights, not meals
Your body needs the daily quota of nutrients to function properly. Carbohydrates, proteins and minerals are the three most essential components your body needs every day. So include lots of leafy greens and fruits in your diet. Just try and wake up early, your day will be much better. Avoid working late nights. Try and have your dinner by 9 P.M. That should help you stay up for at least an hour after dinner – the much needed time to digest your food.
Be it an hour in the gym, 30 minutes of yoga or a mere 20 minute brisk walk, any form of exercise practiced consistently without any gap is a must. Yoga helps relieve stress, improve immunity, increase energy, and, better flexibility and posture. Even if you walk your dog for an hour, you burn up to 130 calories!
‘To do’ list in advance
Last minute spontaneity may seem fun, but in order to be spontaneous once, you have to be meticulous otherwise. Setting a deadline and aiming to achieve a measurable goal helps motivate your purpose. Making a checklist will prove to be beneficial; it can help you plan, sort and organize your life in a much more systematic manner. And when you do that, don’t forget to plug in your meal timings too.
While what you eat is important, remember that our bodies are not built for a sedentary lifestyle. Take care of yourself and make sure you follow some simple but regular exercise regime to stay healthy. Now get up and exercise!
Reference by ICICI Bank