See how many of these habits you already have and how many you might like to try to incorporate into your day. Just remember to be consistent while trying to form new habits. They can take 30 to 90 days to form and take hold. So here we go! Here are your:
Seven Healthy Habits For Vibrant Health
1. Home cooking - This is the best way to know what you are getting in your food! It does not have to be complicated and is an awesome way to feed your family well - both nutritionally and psychologically - your time energy and love went into that meal.
2. Greens - Getting green, leafy foods into your diet is very important. Try to get a serving of uncooked greens each day (iceberg lettuce doesn't count), and vary them. Remember, broccoli, Brussel;s sprouts, celery, cucumber and even cauliflower are all green foods.
3. Get color - colorful fruits and vegetables provide so many different nutrients. Try for 2 to 3 colors a day, and vary those colors. As you get used to them, up the number of colors each day. Go for 5 then see just how many more you can fit in each day.
4. Cut the crap - you know what I am talking about. All those processed garbage foods that contain white flour, white sugar, high fructose corn syrups (the body CAN tell the difference between this and sugar), trans fats and bad fats.
5. Get whole - whole grain (and vary your grains), whole fruits and vegetables, meats that have been fed according to the animals specific needs (grass fed, free range - goes for eggs too). Foods that have not been altered in any way shape or form.
6. Take a break - Nurture yourself. Take care of yourself and what you need to be you. Read, craft, walk, meditate/pray, candle lit bubble baths, church groups, hanging out with friends/family who love and support you.
7. Find a way to fit exercise into your day - Even if it's just 15 minutes a couple of times per day/3 days a week. Start with something you enjoy doing and see where you go from there.
If you are looking to improve your habits, pick one or two, work on them, and when you have them, choose one or two more. Enjoy the process and don't hassle yourself if you blow it. Just start where you left off and carry on.
You CAN do it!
Jennifer M. Clark is the sole proprietor of Nurturing Wellbeing where she works as a whole person (holistic) Health Coach. Certified by a nationally recognized school (I can't seem to be able to list the name here. The name is restricted) as a Health Coach and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Practitioner.