5 Small Habits for a Healthier Life

Most of us want to live a healthier lifestyle but sometimes it can be overwhelming, not knowing where to start. Living a healthy life doesn’t have to be an all or nothing deal. It’s all about balance and finding what works for you. 

Creating small habits to do during your day can help tackling a healthy lifestyle easier. They will become part of your daily routine and set you up for success. Here are my 5 small habits that I use to live a healthier life.

5 Small Habits for a Healthier Life

1. Start your morning off with a good breakfast.

Peanut Butter overnight oatsEating a good breakfast is key to feeling good early on in the day and being productive. I’m usually in a hurry in the morning so I love making a quick smoothie for the road or I’ll meal prep my meals so they are already ready for me to grab and go. My favorite recipe to meal prep are overnight oats. They are so easy to make and taste good too. Here are some overnight oats recipes that I like to make from Tone It Up.

2. Be active at least once a day.

Move your butt girl! Sometimes exercise can be a task. Think of other ways to incorporate moving in your day. Do you usually sit during your lunch hour? Take a 30 min walk. Do you eat dinner then plop on the couch? Another perfect opportunity to take a night walk with your roomie or significant other. The key here is to move, even just for a little bit. 

3. Do something that makes you feel good.

This can be anything; wearing a cute outfit, using new makeup, treating your body with a coffee scrub. The list goes on and on. There is no right or wrong way to go about this. Do whatever makes you feel fab. 🙂

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4. Balance your bodies pH level.

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Let’s get scientific for a second. 😉 The lower the pH level the more acidic something is. That being said, we don’t want that for our body. Having an acidic body can be caused by excess consumption of things like caffeine, sugar, gluten, dairy, alcohol, soda, processed food, artificial sweeteners, and carbonated water. 

5 small habits healthier life

Too much of these things can lead to symptoms like fatigue, excess weight, sleep problems, and chronic inflammation and all of that is a recipe for being unhappy and feeling unhealthy. I love drinking Essence pH10 to help restore my bodies natural pH and boost my vitality.Essence pH10 also helps flush out acidic toxins from the body and gives your body minerals, antioxidants (from Hibiscus), and hydration. 

Because I love Essence pH10 so much, I partnered with them to give one of you a case of Essence to try for yourself! Enter below. 

5. Find time to meditate and stretch.

Meditation and quiet time is proven to reduce stress. Just a couple of minutes out of your day can leave your feeling less stressed and more at peace. I love using headspace for meditation. It’s a guided daily practice that is easy to incorporate into your life and they talk you through it until you get used to meditation (if you’re a beginner).

Also, incorporating yoga and stretching can also give your body and day some relaxation. If you don’t have a gym membership or go to a yoga studio, YogaDowload is perfect for at home yoga. You can do yoga videos online or offline. Everything you download is yours to keep, that’s what I love about YogaDownload.

These are just a couple of daily habits I use to keep me on the path to living a healthy life. 

What are some habits that you use to keep your life healthy and stress free?

Share them in the comments below. 

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  1. Nikki
    March 7, 2017 / 12:13 PM

    Essence pH10 would help me hydrate for all that I do in my daily life including training for Half and Full marathons, working full time as an accountant and being an energetic mommy for my 2 year old.

  2. March 8, 2017 / 5:24 AM

    LOVE this post! These are such good tips! This is my first time hearing about Essence pH10, but it sounds like a product that I need to check out!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  3. March 8, 2017 / 7:53 AM

    I need to do number #2 more it’s so easy to forget to be active during the winter 🙁

  4. March 8, 2017 / 9:23 AM

    I love ph water but have never tried this brand. I will have to check it out!

  5. March 8, 2017 / 1:42 PM

    I like your tip about balancing your pH level. I love most of the things that would raise the acidity in my body and have started consuming less of these things.

  6. March 8, 2017 / 1:50 PM

    I love all of these ideas. I recently started getting back into yoga, and am interested in trying out meditation as well. Thanks for the motivation!

  7. March 8, 2017 / 4:02 PM

    I definitely need to meditate more and also want to do some yoga. That water sounds awesome!!

  8. March 8, 2017 / 4:06 PM

    It’s one of my goals to set aside some time for meditation and stretching. It’s something I don’t take seriously enough but when I do take time to do it I see such a big difference!

  9. March 8, 2017 / 5:09 PM

    I love this post! It’s so crazy to me how simple things like improving the healthiness of your breakfast or taking time to clear your head through meditation can so easily improve your overall health and well beign each day. Thanks for sharing!

  10. March 8, 2017 / 5:27 PM

    I am so bad at having breakfast. My breakfast is usually my morning coffee. I am going to try the smoothie. Thanks for the tips.

  11. March 8, 2017 / 5:48 PM

    Love this! Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. Can’t say I’ve ever thought about balancing my pH though! Good information to have for sure!

  12. March 8, 2017 / 6:49 PM

    I definitely agree with all of this! I need to look more into the body’s pH levels!

  13. March 8, 2017 / 7:48 PM

    These are great tips!

  14. March 8, 2017 / 8:08 PM

    These are all great tips! I think being active is so important. Its hard to stay motivated but once you get in a habit of doing it it’s so much easier! Great post

  15. Barb
    March 8, 2017 / 10:53 PM

    I’ve been trying to fit in meditation in my day and find that first thing in the morning works best for me. I’m still getting used to it but I’ve noticed that its reduced my anxiety throughout the day a little. Every little bit helps!

  16. March 9, 2017 / 5:43 AM

    Totally agree with all of these! IT’s so important to take care of ourselves! i do need to get better about stretching again though!

  17. March 12, 2017 / 12:56 PM

    I do everything but Balance my PH. I had no idea we needed to do that. Definitely checking out those drinks.

  18. March 18, 2017 / 11:12 AM

    I hate I missed the giveaway. I think that doing something that makes me happy is so important we are always so GO GO GO. I have also started checking in with myself on a daily basis.

  19. March 18, 2017 / 2:04 PM

    I used to just make sure I ate breakfast – not a healthy one. It made such a difference when I started eating fruit and superfoods instead of just any food!

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