When it comes to establishing healthy habits. There is no shortage of advice. We’re constantly bombarded with new fad diets & trends, cleanses & superfoods, that claim to change our health forever. The reality is that in order to make lasting changes to our overall wellbeing, we need to look at lifestyle changes we can sustain.
The best place to start is bringing consciousness to the daily habits that make up our routine. It sounds hard, however ask yourself questions such as , are you eating adequate protein? Do you drink enough water? Eating plenty of fresh greens? Once we start to ask ourselves these questions, we will begin to notice the areas of our lifestyle where we can improve. Make note of areas you want to work on, focusing on what we can add into our routine/diet, rather than solely thinking about what we need to take away.
Here are five simple healthy habits we can establish (yes, start today!) , that in the long run, will have a profound impact on our wellbeing
Drink Plenty of Filtered Water
Do you drink enough water?
One of the single most important things we can do to look after our body is drink lots of purified water. We’re talking at least 8 glasses per day, or around 2L. This is advice you often hear, what we do neglect Is that requirement will vary from person to person depending on how much you exercise, BMI and other individual factors too.
The Brooke Purified Water Bottle combines minimalistic design and cutting edge water filtration technology for the best tasting, healthiest & most stylish bottle going around. Let’s be honest, if we have a pretty BPA free filtered water bottle, we’re way more likely to carry it around with us , hence, increasing our intake. Psychology, duh.
Make Fresh Juices
Drinking cold-pressed fresh juice is an easy way to get a serious hit of nutrients. If you’re someone who worries about consuming enough greens/veg, load up on a carrot, apple, beetroot, kale & ginger juice (or veggie juice of your choosing) & you’ll likely hit your recommended daily vegetable intake then and there.
In the long run, it is worthwhile investing in a good quality juicer so you can prepare delicious fresh juices at home & save your $$$.
Limit to one or two coffees per day
It’s easy to fall into the exhaustion trap of not sleeping enough, not prioritising nutrition & relying on coffees to keep you functioning. This cycle is detrimental to our health. We recommend limiting your caffeinated beverage consumption to one or two per day. If you still feel like you nee a little energy burst in the afternoon (We all know that 3pm slump feeling), make sure you‘re well hydrated and try a fresh Herbal tea instead. You’d be surprised what a difference this can make. Also, I bet you didn’t know you could use your purified water bottle to make great coffee! Another reason to keep it with you. But only for real coffee emergencies.
Move every day
Whether you’re the type to go hard at the gym or enjoy a neighbourhood stroll listening to a podcast, its important that you allocate at least 30 minutes per day to moving your body. If this sounds like a stretch for you, think about what you can do in a small & sustainable way. Maybe that means getting off the bus one stop early or stretching when you get out of bed in the morning. It doesn’t matter how your choose to move your body, just make sure that you do. Once this becomes a habit, you will start to crave your movement time.
Get you ZZZ’s
Aim for eight hours of sleep per night where possible. Getting those ZZ’s is so often overlooked but it is actually one of the most crucial elements to achieving optimal health. Sleep impacts everything from our energy levels, our metabolism & our skin. If you need a bit of help getting to bed earlier, try improving your bedtime ritual by turning devices off at least an hour before bed (or switching them to do not disturb mode) , read, shower, take a bath & or make a herbal tea to sip on. Most importantLy keep a Purified Drink Bottle beside your bed to get ahead your daily water intake first thing in the morning.