A healthy outside starts from the inside. Nourish your health and beauty every day with good food, exercise, ️sunshine, and positivity.
The foods we eat are only one aspect of health and it is our daily that have the greatest influence on our health and appearance. Taking a holistic approach will support inner and outer beauty.
Try these 15 Daily Practices for a Healthy Life
1.) Say 5 Things you are Grateful for Each Morning
Having gratitude is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. It makes you appreciate life more. All things big and small are important. Having food in your refrigerator, a roof over your head, a good friend to lend a listening ear, wonderful children, a pet that loves you, and good health, are all reasons to be grateful.
In our busy lives, we can oftentimes overlook just how lucky we are to have the comforts that others may not be as fortunate to have. It is an important aspect of health to be humble and to have gratitude for our lives.
Start each day by saying 5 things to yourself that you are grateful for. It will change your life. With regular practice, you will realize how precious this life is and how many reasons there are to smile.
2.) Hydrate First Thing in the Morning
Drinking water first thing in the morning will replenish your body and get your digestion going. After 8 hours of sleep, our body needs hydration to wake up and function.
Warm water with lemon is a great way to start the day.
3.) Eat a Wide Variety of Foods
It is important to follow your bio individual needs. There is no correct way to eat. Do what works for your body while avoiding health trends. Run far away from anyone who tells you to avoid any whole food. Only you know what works for your body.
Do I eat meat, yes. Do I eat dairy, yes. Do I eat grains, yes.
I don't let all the noise of every new health trend dictate what I do with my body. There is always going to be a new health trend based on fear-mongering that tries to get people to conform to a certain way of eating.
Removing food groups is never healthy. Having balance is. Learning to listen to the signals your body sends you is how you know what foods work for your bio individual needs.
Food should make you feel good. If it doesn't don't eat it. No two people will have the same health requirements. If you don't feel good after eating dairy then avoid it. It's pretty simple.
4.) Health is Not a Size it is a Lifestyle
The size we are does not dictate how healthy we are. It also does not define who we are. Some of the thinnest people are unhealthy. I used to be one of them. I was naturally thin my whole life but I had a very unhealthy lifestyle. It finally caught up with me and I developed Candida and Leaky Gut. Thankfully I have healed and am healthier than ever.
Society tries to impose its views of how women should look which can make us feel that we have to look a certain way. Every woman is beautiful in her own way and we should aspire to be our own version of health instead of trying to be a certain size.
5.) Move Your Body Everyday
Even if it's just a simple lap around the block, push yourself to move your body every day. It will help you to have more energy, feel happier, absorb the nutrients from the foods you eat better, and make you healthy and strong.
It is important that you find a form of exercise that you enjoy so you will stick with it. It does not have to be intense but just a bit of movement to keep healthy.
6.) Take Deep Breaths Throughout the Day
Something as important as breathing properly was sadly never taught to us in school. It definitely should have been because the majority of people take very shallow breaths all day. This can lead to stress, anxiety, low energy, and brain fog.
Something as simple as breathing can transform how we feel throughout our days, and it is free.
I want you to take a deep breath right now. Breathe in from your nose. Deep from your belly so your stomach expands outward like a balloon.
Don't you feel an instant sigh of relief?
It is incredible how something as simple as breathing can change how we feel. Remember to take deep breaths from your belly all day, especially in times of stress.
7.) Avoid Negative People
This one is huge! Whom we surround ourselves with can influence our health. It is important to get in tune with your own energy so you can feel it when it shifts around certain people.
People who have a problem for every solution or those that are just generally sour about life will bring you down if you spend enough time with them. This can make you feel tired and unhappy.