You’ll notice we like to make healthy choices here at Penny Miller HQ. We like to see our members thrive physically, mentally and in all aspects of life. But make no mistake; staying healthy is not as easy as glossy magazines and glitzy health food blogs can make it look. In reality, life can’t always be green smoothies and 6am runs on the beach. Family commitments, work and general life stuff get in the way.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a tough grind, but one that absolutely pays off. The best way to make meaningful changes is to introduce small changes into your routine one by one and slowly build a new, healthier lifestyle. Gradual change is proven to be far more successful than a complete lifestyle overhaul. Make these simple changes – not to start seeing health results today, but to begin building a sustainable and healthy lifestyle that fulfils you mentally, emotionally and physically.
Introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Over time, you’ll find that when you’re filling up on healthy snacks, you’ll have less room for fat- and sugar-rich snack foods and high carbohydrate meals.
- Walk everywhere.
Do things the hard way. Walk to the shops. Walk to get your morning coffee. Park a little further away. Seek out little things you can do to reach 10,000 steps each day.
- Go to bed earlier
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep for making you feel great, relaxed and ready for the day ahead. If you struggle to get to bed early, try phasing in an earlier bed time by getting to bed just 10 minutes earlier each night until you’ve reached your goal. It might take a few weeks to establish a pattern, but that well-rested, revived feeling you’ll get when you finally achieve a really great sleep will make it well worth it.
- Ditch the caffeine
This can be a tough one – I mean, how does one function pre-9:00 a.m. if not fueled by a warm, reviving cup of coffee? Well, the best way to give up coffee is to swap it out rather than replace it. Switch to black tea or green tea first as they contain good doses of caffeine, but significantly less than coffee. From there you can move on to herbal teas or fruit juice. It sounds crazy, but experts say that giving up caffeine will actually help you to regain higher levels of energy by affecting a more restful sleep, calming your nerves and reducing stress levels.
- Set achievable challenges
Whether it’s riding your bike to the coffee shop or taking a family hike once per month, setting yourself achievable physical challenges programs your brain’s reward system to enjoy the task at hand. You’ll feel good about your achievement and want to keep going to achieve even better results and reap the rewards.
If you’re ready to start making healthy changes, why not start by joining Penny Miller as a distributor? Our distributors earn money while staying active and working close to home. There are no joining costs; all you need to do is Apply Now to start getting plenty of exercise for extra cash.