We all know how important it is to eat healthy and exercise. We are told that over and over again, by doctors, dieticians, magazines, etc. But what takes you from knowing to DOING?
It's easy for people to simply say "eat healthy and exercise" but when do they actually give you steps to take you from point A to point Z? Wouldn't it be so much easier to make healthy changes if you knew which changes to make? Which changes are the most important to help you start off on the right path? And when you come home and realise that the advice was good advice, but what now? Who do you ask for help to make those changes? Who is there to guide you to a healthy lifestyle changes and to make them all seem easier?
These are a lot of the reasons my private clients make appointments with me. Because I am that person. I am the guide on the side. The person that helps you turn ideas into action. To help you go from thinking of being healthy to actually becoming healthy. Having someone to encourage you, guide you, and hold you accountable makes all the difference when you are looking to change.
Here are three changes you can make to your life to get healthier now that are super simple to implement yourself:
1) Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
I know this is hard, we are so busy these days and 24 hours is just not enough. But getting adequate sleep has been proven to keep your immune system functioning well, increase your productivity and concentration and also those who sleep more usually weight less.
You don't have to hit the gym every day. Walking has so many health benefits from reducing stress, to bettering your cardiovascular health. Walking is one of the best exercise.
3) Eat half a plate of veggies at lunch and dinner.
Its really hard to overeat vegetable. Like really hard. By making sure half your plate is veggies you are also making sure you don't load up on high fat foods or processed carbs.
Don't make all these changes at once. Try making these changes slowly, one at a time. Changing too much, too fast usually makes the changes less sustainable and you may become discouraged. Make one change per week or every other week.