Small Changes to Improve Your Health

So, you’re ready to start improving your health and wellness but you don’t know where to start? Are you overwhelmed with everything you’ve heard you should be doing but you’re not quite sure if you can commit to all the things? Well, I have good news, it doesn’t have to be difficult and you don’t have to do it all at once! Small changes can add up to significant improvements and it’s wasier than you think.

Here are some easy, low effort things you can do to get started.

Drink more water: Staying hydrated is crucial for overall health and can improve digestion, energy levels, and skin health. Aim to drink at least 8-10 glasses of water each day.

  • Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it  throughout the day.
  • Set reminders on your phone or computer to drink water every hour.
  • Flavor your water with fresh fruit, such as lemon or berries, to make it more appealing.

Eat more fruits and vegetables: These foods are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can boost immunity, prevent chronic diseases, and improve overall health.

  • Start by adding one serving of fruits or vegetables to each meal.
  • Try new recipes that incorporate different types of produce.
  • Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter or a bag of cut-up vegetables in the fridge for easy snacking.

Move more: find ways to move their body throughout the day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, going for a walk during their lunch break, or doing some stretching or yoga before bed.

  • Take a 10-minute walk during a break at work or after dinner.
  • Stand up and stretch every hour if they sit for long periods.
  • Use a pedometer or a fitness app to track your daily steps and set a goal to increase it gradually.

Get enough sleep: aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Getting enough sleep is crucial for overall health, as it helps the body repair and rejuvenate.

  • Set a regular bedtime and wake-up time and stick to it.
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath or reading a book.
  • Avoid electronic devices, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.

Reduce stress: find ways to reduce stress in their daily life, such as practicing mindfulness, taking breaks throughout the day, or engaging in activities they enjoy.

  • Try deep breathing exercises or meditation for a few minutes each day.
  • Take a break and do something they enjoy, such as listening to music or going for a walk.
  • Consider talking to a therapist or a counselor if stress is overwhelming.

Cut back on processed foods: choose whole, nutrient-dense foods and reduce your intake of processed foods, as they are often high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.

  • Gradually replace processed snacks with whole-food options, such as fresh fruit or nuts.
  • Cook more meals at home using fresh ingredients.
  • Read labels and avoid products with added sugars or artificial ingredients.

Starting with small steps ensures that the changes are sustainable and become part of your daily routine. Track your progress and celebrate your successes along the way!

If you’d like to some help getting started, let’s connect! You can find me on instagram and facebook or send me an email.