Getting healthy and staying that way can be a challenge. The good news is there are small healthy changes anyone can make. Bit by bit you can get closer to your fitness goals.

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Drink more water

Water is essential to your health and it can be a simple way to help make your body healthier. The human body is made up of mostly water and when you do not drink enough water your overall health can suffer. Carry a water bottle around with you so you are more likely to drink water than reach for an option that is not as convenient. If you are used to sweet drinks try using a water enhancer and work down to using less of it to help break the sweet drinks habit. That’s a great way to get started with small healthy changes! And a great part of a morning routine too.

Start your day off with some activity

When you start out your day with physical activity like a good workout you boost your metabolism for the rest of the day. Not only are you more likely to burn more calories when you start your day off active, but you are also more likely to have better focus for work and everyday life.

Reduce your time on devices

The average person spends way too much time on screened devices. Not only is this bad for your health, but it is also bad for your eyes. Instead, limit your time on screened devices and make a point to get time away from them every day. This small change will help to keep you more active, give your brain a break from the constant stimulation, and allow your eyes to rest.

If you work on a computer you can help to reduce the strain on your eyes by using a pair of blue light blocking glasses, These can be purchased with and without a prescription to fit your needs. Make sure to take eye breaks from your computer for at least a few minutes every hour while you work to help keep your eyes healthy and prevent headaches.

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Eat Healthy

Most people do not get enough fruits and vegetables in their diet. These healthy essentials are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that keep you healthy and even help with aging. A great way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet is to use them for your snacks and to make a point to eat fruits or vegetables first with your meals to ensure that you are not too full to finish them. Check here to see what to do if you hate vegetables.

Take a quality vitamin

Due to soil depletion the food we eat now doesn’t have the nutrients it once did and the things we need to help keep our bodies healthy and strong are harder to come by even for those with the perfect diet. The best way to fight this and help to provide your body with what it needs to be healthy is to take a quality multivitamin daily. Find a good quality one that is made with whole food ingredients for the best results.

The average person does not get enough protein to sustain and grow more muscle. A great way to fight this is to add protein each day. A handful of nuts, a couple of pieces of organic lunch meat, a boiled egg, or some greek yogurt, all of these make great snacks that add protein to your day. This will help boost your metabolism and help you build muscle without adding a lot of extra work to your day. These are small healthy changes anyone can make.

Get more physical

Even if it is only taking a walk with your family every day, adding a small amount of physical activity is an easy change to help get and keep yourself healthy. While a walk will not make a huge difference it is a great catalyst for adding other bits of physical activity to your day until eventually, you may end up having a full fitness routine.

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Reduce your sugar intake

There is a direct correlation between sugar intake, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Making a point to reduce sugar in your diet and swap out sugary drinks like energy drinks for water and other low-sugar options is a great way to help keep yourself healthy. Simply reading the labels on food packages allows you to see just how much sugar you are eating and start to make small changes to reduce it.

Grow your own food

If you want to save money and make moves toward eating healthier you can do a lot of good for yourself by taking up a new hobby, gardening. Everything you grow at home is another thing you know exactly how it is grown. You can start small and simple by growing some of your own herbs or a potted tomato plant. If you want to dive in quickly give a square-foot garden a try.

All of these habits you can start will help you make small healthy changes that add up over time. You’re going to see a new you this year if you keep them up! I can’t wait to see it happen for you. Check out these 7 self care habits that will change your life.