Practice better nutrition basics. Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated by eating expensive foods. Don't always listen to the newest trendy diets and apply a healthy eating plan including a variety of vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, nuts, whole grains, and low-fat dairy! Try using beef with less fat content and skip the fryer for chicken, as much as possible.
Get up and get active! Take a few minutes out of your day to get up and move around, walk, jump, stretch, whatever it takes to get your blood flowing and your muscles moving. By doing so it will help with overall weight management and health. If you consistently sit down for longer than 30 minutes at a time it's good to get up and move your body when being lethargic.
Say no to smoking. Although many people enjoy the habit, it's very very bad for your health! Every cigarette you smoke shortens your life span, restricts airflow to your lungs, increases your heart rate, and many more adverse side effects! It may seem impossible to quit at first but it is possible, it will take perseverance and self control but you CAN do it!
Better sleep. More sleep makes for a better day. By giving yourself more time to sleep you give your body the proper rest that it needs! Establish a time to turn off your electronics and get ready for bed. By building a better sleep habit it will help you get on a healthy schedule when it comes to adequate rest!
Schedule preventative medical screenings. Keeping an eye on your health is important. Many people have medical conditions and aren't even aware that they do, so it's crucial to stay informative on your health from a medical perspective!
Stay hydrated! Drinking enough water throughout the day is vital to better health. The average person should drink about a half gallon or more of water. Staying hydrated is important because all of the human body needs water to function properly. It's good to drink atleast 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water a day. If it's hard to drink a lot of water try using a decaffeinated tea or a flavor additive that's low in sugar to give your water some flavor!
Eat less processed foods. Processed foods are common to have artificial ingredients that can have adverse side affects and wreak havoc on the body while being in noticed by the consumer. Many processed foods are also genetically modified/engineered to make them last longer and taste better. Naturally the human body is not meant to consume such things, it's much better to make your own meals with healthy and whole items.
Cut pop/soda out of your diet! It may taste great but it's loaded with sugar. The average can of cola has a whopping 39 grams of sugar. For a 2,000 calorie diet the recommended daily amount of sugar consumption is 25 grams! So by cutting out pop from your diet you are already eliminating at the least 39 grams of sugar!
Don't go on a diet, make a lifestyle change! Don't get me wrong diets can be very helpful in reaching a goal but a diet is only short term. Make changes that will last and become part of your life for the rest of your life. Establishing a healthy routine that is a long term change is much better than any temporary diet!
Find an exercise routine! Research exercises and workout routines that will help you reach goals on daily basis! If you want to achieve something different then you must try different things in life. Even going for a 15 minute walk is better than not doing so! You have to start somewhere and don't be discouraged by slow results!
Be consistent! Don't start something that you'll end up quitting as your goals fade away and seem impossible to accomplish, YOU CAN DO IT! Anything is possible but you have to want it and hold onto how much you really want it!