We could all use a bit of a health boost right about now. The problem is that getting healthier feels like something that takes a lot of time and effort.
Let’s be honest. 2020 is not the year to start exerting extra energy doing things we hate. We’re here with some simple changes you can make to your daily routine that will help you live healthier with minimal effort.
1. Drink More Water
Often ignored and neglected, water is essential for our health. Drinking more water every day will ensure that you are properly hydrated and can prevent headaches, fatigue, digestive issues, and weight gain. If you don’t like the taste, add fruits to your water to make it more enjoyable to drink. Start by having one extra glass of water per day, until you are getting at least the recommended amount of 6 – 8 glass per day.
2. Put Food Away After You Serve Yourself
If food is sitting out, you’re probably going to eat it. If it’s already packed up in the fridge, though, it’s a lot of work to get it out again. If your health goal is to eat less or lose weight, start packing food up immediately after you have served yourself dinner to reduce the amount of food you consume. Plus, you’ll have leftovers ready for lunch tomorrow!
3. Get Up
Sitting for long periods of time has been shown to be bad for your physical and mental health. Make sure you don’t spend your entire day glued to your chair. For every hour you spend sitting, get up and walk for at least five minutes. Invest in a standing desk, and walk around during calls instead of sitting at your desk all the time.
4. Cut Out One Drink Per Night
We aren’t going to judge you for indulging in your alcoholic drink of choice at night, especially during a pandemic. If you want to be healthier, though, try cutting out one drink per night. If you normally have three beers at the end of a long workday, try having two with a tall glass of water in between. You’ll be extra hydrated, plus you’ll fill up on fewer calories. If cutting one drink every night is too much, start with doing it just one or two nights a week.
5. Read a Book Before Going to Bed
A lot of us are used to nodding off to the TV or reading the news on our mobile before bed. However, the blue light from TV and phones can wreak havoc on your sleep patterns. Plus, reading negative news or watching an exciting TV show can cause stress on your brain and make it difficult to fall asleep. Try reading a good book instead. According to research, you’ll be more relaxed in just six minutes. You’ll also fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Bonus Tip: Get Organised
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Getting organised with your workday can make a big difference in your ability to manage your day and stay on top of your health. The Recall app helps you organise your daily calls by scheduling them around your schedule and sending reminders, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting them.