Weight-loss isn’t meant to be a strict diet plan but rather a lifestyle. We at TRANSFORM PT do our best to teach our clients that this lifestyle change is not only going to benefit them from losing some weight and getting toned but most importantly, becoming a healthy & happy person!
Here is 8 of our TOP – Healthy & Happy People Habits for you to follow:
1. Have Breakfast
We have probably all heard this one before…yet people still tend to fail it! Having breakfast is important for a number of reasons:
• It starts off your metabolism
• It stops you from overeating later on
• Supports your concentration
If you are not a brekky person – keep it light with a granola bar, piece of fruit / smoothie or natural yogurt. DO NOT skip it!
2. Plan Your Meals & Snacks
Most of all we believe meal and snack preparation is the key to successful weight loss because meal prep keeps you in control of what and when you eat, keeping you safe from having to reach out for fast unhealthy options.
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3. Water, More Water and Even MORE Water!
Staying hydrated is itself very important, but it may also help you lose weight. Try avoiding sugary drinks that are linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes, and chose water instead.
TIP: If you are not a big fan of plain water, add some flavour with mint or slices of orange, lemon, lime, watermelon, or cucumber. Not to mention this will help to detoxify your body and it tastes delicious!
4. Sleep Well
A good night’s sleep keeps you in a better mood, sharpens your memory and focus, and helps you learn new things. In the long run, it lowers your risk of heart disease.
We recommend to aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Following a sleeping routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day will help to run on your internal alarm clock, hence keeping you on the top of things.
5. Take on Some Exercise
Get up and move! No you do not need that cup of coffee. Open your window, breath some fresh air, do some light stretches or sun salutation, or go far a quick stroll outside. It’s great for your body and mind.
We have a number of awesome stretches for you to benefit from! Want to know more? BOOK a free consultation with us!
6. Get Offline
Checking your email and social media a lot? Yes, of course you are! We all do it! Get some time to get away from the online world and put you phone down. Cut back on the screen time and go for a walk, read a book, or get creative.
7. Don’t Smoke
To stop smoking is a great move forward and the biggest gift to a better health you can give to yourself. There is plenty of services out there to help you quit smoking, if you are not sure where and how to start – talk to your doctor first.
8. Be Mindful & Keep In Balance
Studies show mindfulness washes away stress, relieves pain, and improves your mood. In addition, good balance will help you avoid injuries. No matter your age, good balance means better muscle tone, a healthier heart, and greater confidence.
Combine the two by practicing yoga, meditation or tai chi. These are great ways to work on your balance and mindfulness at the same time.
What to do next?
Finally, take on one healthy habit at the time until it becomes a routine for you. Furthermore, take on another healthy habit until you have covered all 8 of them and became the supper healthy & happy person you always wanted to be!