Creating a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming, so let’s make getting healthy easy! Check out these 10 Healthy Habits for Lazy Women. Broken down by categories (diet, mental health and fitness) these 10 Healthy Habits will change your life even if you’re lazy!
Make Hydration Fun
By drinking lightly flavored drinks like Spindrift, you aren’t loading up on sugar but yet the yummy experience of a flavored beverage. May I recommend Mango Orange and Raspberry Lime!
Adding electrolytes to your water is another way to add flavor and hydrate quickly. Electrolytes are imperative after a tough workout or in extreme heat!
Always Have a Veggie At Dinner
It can be HARD to eat enough veggies and by making it a rule to ALWAYS have a veggie with dinner, you’r improving your nutrient intake! Double points if you have a veggie + a salad!
Healthy Breakfast Every Day
Starting off the day with a healthy breakfast get’s your day started on the right foot! An easy and healthy breakfast is a smoothie with a handful of spinach (you’ll get another serving of veggies and you don’t taste the spinach in a smoothie). If you don’t like smoothies, try eggs or greek yogurt
LOADING up on protein will fill you up and expedite muscle growth. If you’re on a health and fitness journey, increasing protein intake will expedite fat loss and increase muscle tone.
Having multiple protein powders (in multiple flavors) makes incorporating protein much easier. Protein powder can be used to make protein pancakes and even added to desserts like pudding or hot cocoa.
Meditate Before Bed
A regular meditation practice is hugely beneficial for your mental health, but getting started can be difficult. By changing your bedtime routine to include meditation, you will fall asleep faster and trick yourself into the habit of meditating regularly.
Use Brain Dumps
Brain dumps are a great way to beat overwhelm and anxiety. Simply use a large piece of paper or a white board and write down all of the categories of things on your mind. Then just dump your brain onto the paper. Write everything down. Once you have everything down prioritize the 3-5 things you can do today, tomorrow and the next day. This will allow you to get the clutter out of your brain AND set a realistic timeframe for getting everything done.
Try Box Breathing
Used by the navy seals to lower cortisol levels, box breathing is a GREAT technique to lower the human response to high-stress situation. It is as easy as breathing. Breathe in for the count of four, hold for the count of four, exhale for four and hold for four again. Repeat this for a few minutes. Your brain will lower your anxious response to stress.
Stretch Every Day
Flexibility is key to a long and healthy life. Whether you already exercise or not, incorporating stretches into your daily life will improve your health and help you recover from hard workouts faster. You will also be able to move around easily when you are flexible, which encourages you to move more. It’s a win-win situation!
Get “Ready” Every Day
By getting out of pajamas every day, you will be more inclined to run an errand or get out of the house. Staying in jammies can be fun (especially in quarantine), but it also makes us want to stay in bed all day and watch TV.
Wear Sneakers In The House
Wearing sneakers around the house instead of slippers or socks will make you WAY MORE likely to do physical activities like play with your kids or dogs or go check the mail. More movement = better fitness, it’s science. So, subconsciously trick yourself into moving more.