We are creatures of habit. Once we find something we enjoy or take pleasure in, we stick with it until something else comes along to take its place.
The weekly television shows, favorite meals from restaurants, even the regular vending machine purchases all become habits when we decide this is something we like.
However, sometimes the habits we develop are not really positive or beneficial to our health which is why it’s important to take a closer look at what a typical day may look like for you.
Unhealthy habits can be especially detrimental depending on what the habit is and how often it happens. Imagine eating potato chips and drinking soda every day while watching TV late at night.
Now think if this habit continued for a one, two, or even 5 year period. Do you realize how many thousands upon thousands of wasted calories would be dumped into the body if that were to occur day in and day out, year after year?
Start A Healthy Routine To Create New Positive Habits
Needless, useless junk that will just turn into more fat on the body, not to mention making it a more and more difficult habit to change.
How about instead of sticking with that bad habit, you create a new daily healthy routine? One that begins and ends with healthy eating and regular exercise habits.
A day that has a number of routines guiding you from one moment to another keeping you focused on the long-term goal of getting into the best shape of your life.
For instance, you can start a daily routine of waking up 45 minutes earlier in the morning to go on a nice brisk walk or casual jog before work.
This would then lead you into preparing a healthy breakfast since you are now inspired to continue the healthy ritual after completing a morning workout.
While you eat breakfast you continue with the healthy routine by packing a nutritional lunch along with two appropriately portion sized snacks to take with you to work.
Instead of the typical two sodas you used to take with you to work, you now opt to put two bottles of water in your lunch bag.
If these habits are maintained Monday through Friday, you will have a fantastic healthy routine that will get you from morning until the time you get home from work.
Afterwards, by focusing on preparing a healthy dinner and not snack on junk food late at night, you will complete an entire day of healthy nutrition along with some heart pumping exercise.
This is all possible by having a healthy routine to guide you through the day. Adjust the proposed plan to suit your needs or to fit into your daily agenda but keep in mind the more positive healthy habits you develop, the more likely you will be able to meet your health and fitness goal.
Gregory L. Gomez, an elementary school teacher who’s also on a mission to develop a healthy life, lose weight, and finally get in shape.
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