The basis of living a healthy lifestyle are essentially to eat well, stay hydrated, exercise, sleep and take care of your mental health. This is a checklist of only five items, but it can often be challenging to continuously accomplish just one of these items let alone all five. Sometimes cravings for junk food strikes, and you roll through the drive-thru with the slightest tinge of guilt. Many days, especially in the cooler seasons, you can forget drinking water all day long because the truth is you don’t really feel that thirsty. The one bad habit many of us can admit to is staying up far too late, considering the wake up time for work. These are all habits that will eventually have an effect on your health. It’s important to care for yourself, not just making cosmetic, skin-deep alterations, but some long-lasting and sustainable lifestyle changes that can have a real impact on your health both in the short and long term.
To truly live a healthy lifestyle, the better course of action is to make small changes one at a time rather than a complete overhaul of your entire life. The latter option is difficult to maintain, after you lose that energy and motivation that prompted you to make those lifestyle changes in the first place. However, breaking it down into small steps that you can tackle one by one helps make the idea of becoming healthier so much less intimidating. This way you can also make allowances to indulge your bad habits every once in a while, but without truly detrimental results. For instance, using the Do Not Disturb or Bedtime options on your smartphone can be a good way to make sure you get to bed at a decent hour, and get that distance from your devices to adequately wind down. It can also be a useful exercise to switch out a couple of your regular meals a week to something more nutritious, or even look for a healthier recipe to prepare that same meal. These little changes can push you in the right direction, and help you pick up some momentum.
Get Healthy like a Geek
As great as smartphone apps can be, there are some gadgets that can take your health and fitness journey even further. In addition to using the Do Not Disturb or Bedtime options on your smartphone, you could also use the Silent Mode Mask to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep, to rest and rejuvenate your body. The Self Cleaning Water Bottle gives you access to clean drinking water regardless of where you are, so there are no excuses for dehydration. Having a water bottle will serve as a great reminder to drink and you can always trust that the water in there is clean. To keep track of your wonderful progress, you could also check out the Leaf Health Tracker. A simple and fashionable necklace that will track activity, sleep, and stress levels.
There are so many other items in our collection to help you improve your health.