Today is a new day and it’s a great day to start focusing on creating healthy habits. These 5 simple habits you can begin incorporating right now. So go grab yourself a glass of water and let’s get started!

Today is a new day and it’s a great day to start focusing on creating healthy habits. These 5 simple habits you can begin incorporating right now. So go grab yourself a glass of water and let’s get started!

  1. Drink more water

Water has so many health benefits. Did you know water can help you lose weight and keep your calories in check? If that isn’t reason enough, did you know that water can also help you look younger and have clearer skin? Yup, water can do it! Water can even snap you out of fatigue and brain fog as these are both linked to dehydration. So let water energize you and skip the coffee. Females need to aim for a minimum of 10 cups of water a day while males need to aim for a minimum of 12 cups so drink up!

  1. Set S.M.A.R.T goals

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. If you aren’t setting SMART goals, then you are most likely not going to achieve them. Having and setting goals, even small ones, will give your day a purpose. Goals turn dreams into reality and mountains into climbable hills.

SPECIFIC – Define the goal and be as clear as possible about it. Get the Who, What, Why, Where, When and How to make it as specific as possible.

MEASURABLE – Don’t just say you want to lose some weight. Say you want to lose 5lbs! This gives you the ability to track your progress.

ATTAINABLE – Make the goal reasonable and not impossible. Know your limits and adjust them to make them achievable. Losing 10lbs over the next 2 months is an achievable goal. Where losing 70lbs maybe a stretch.

RELEVANT – Make sure that your goal is in line with your daily lifestyle and long term plans. If you set a health and fitness goal this month but are going away on vacation next week, that may cause a problem with your goal being relevant.

TIMELY – Set a time limit. Such as, I will complete this goal by next month.

  1. Get active

Start moving your body every day! With spring right around the corner, start getting in a daily walk for 20 minutes. Want to increase the intensity of your workouts? Try High Intensity interval Training (HIIT), this will get your heart rate up and you can get the same calorie burn in less time! Exercise, especially early in the morning, helps to put you in a healthy mindset for the rest of the day. Exercise helps relief stress and releases endorphins and energizes you. Not to mention it helps with the next tip!

Today is a new day and it’s a great day to start focusing on creating healthy habits. These 5 simple habits you can begin incorporating right now. So go grab yourself a glass of water and let’s get started!

  1. Get more sleep

You cannot function at your optimal peak performance without a good night’s sleep. Poor sleep can slow your metabolism, lower brain function, and even mess with your body’s hormones. If you have trouble sleeping at night, try to get in more activity during the day and cutting off the tv 30 minutes before bed. Spend that 30 minutes in meditation or reading a book.

  1. Limit your sugar

Most Americans eat way to much sugar. Eating sugar causes us to crave more sugar. This can quickly become a slippery slope, as too much sugar can eventually cause insulin resistance which may over time cause the development of Type 2 diabetes. That layer of fat you don’t love? Yup sugar is probably to blame! Try limiting sugary treats and soda and stick to more whole foods and water in your diet.

It may not seem like it, but all of these tips can be done today. You can set yourself up for success tomorrow and a healthier you with these healthy habits! Remember it takes 3-4 weeks (about 21 days or so) to build a habit and it can take months for those habits to feel like second nature. So don’t give up when it gets hard, the more you practice the easier it gets!