2.09.2018

A healthy lifestyle only takes a few changes

For a lot of people who are trying to lose weight or simply to keep their body strong and fit for longer, the concept of building a healthy lifestyle seems to imply that you need to put a lot of effort into it. There’s no denying that a healthy lifestyle demands some sacrifices, starting by ditching the comfort of greasy and sugary junk food or deciding to get yourself moving instead of sitting on the sofa and watching TV all weekend. Indeed, there is no need to lie about it. A healthy lifestyle means that you need to get rid of the unhealthy elements in your life. But it would be foolish to believe that you need to be strong-willed and to keep yourself motivated to make it work. The result is only more damaging if you fail because you’ll immediately assume that you’re not mentally strong enough to make it work. In reality, if you choose to adapt your surroundings to your goal, you will find it easier to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle. What does it mean? It’s simple: You can make home improvements that can support and encourage you in the long term to stick with healthy eating and living.


Organize your kitchen
If you’re a fan of Jamie Oliver, you’ve probably heard him in several shows explaining how to make your kitchen healthier. Ultimately keeping your cooking healthy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. But it takes some organization to succeed. For a start, you need to keep your kitchen stocked with the essentials so that you can always whip out a decent meal, even if you run out of fresh food. In the long terms, it means less takeaway! However, whenever possible, you should stick to fresh produce, as they will provide you with the best vitamin intake. But less about the things you need in your kitchen, and more about the things you don’t need anymore: High-sugar drinks and crisps might be comforting, but they’re terrible for your teeth. The best way to avoid temptation is simply not to buy anything unhealthy. It might sound dull at first, but a fresh glass of water is more refreshing than a can of pop.



Turn sports into a game
It’s difficult to stay active, especially if you feel like you’re going out of your way to work out. Exercise can feel very forced and unnatural if you don’t make it fun. So, you might want to consider adding a touch of playfulness in your fitness regime. Why not get in touch with a basketball hoop installer to transform your backyard into the perfect place for a ball game? You can challenge yourself to a 3-pointer basket, for example. Or, if you prefer to jog, you need to download the Zombies, Run! app that takes you through a series of missions into a zombie-infested land. As you run, you can listen to audio stories and complete – or fail – survival tasks.



Turn every day into a sunny day
If you’re feeling a little down throughout the winter, it’s easy to sit down in front of the TV with a bowl of comforting popcorn. Unfortunately, most people turn to food for comfort. In reality, the lack of direct sunlight can decrease the production of a hormone called serotonin, which is associated with lifting your mood and consequently making you less likely to crave for comfort food. Bringing natural light into your home can dramatically improve your cravings, and your overall mood and energy. Simple things such as keeping your curtains open throughout the days, and trimming trees in the garden can make sure that you receive your healthy dose of daily light. You will naturally feel more energized and motivated.


Clear your worries away
Finally, when you have a lot on your mind, it is impossible to focus on improving your lifestyle. But, while you can’t clear out a difficult financial or professional situation, you can certainly choose to keep a clear mind. If you’ve heard of meditation and fail to make it work, there’s an easier way to clean up your mind: You need to declutter your home. Indeed, a cluttered house can clog up your mind and make it more challenging to think freely. So, today, why not starting by making a list of everything that you want to clear in your home. Is the kitchen too busy? Do your books accumulate dust unnecessarily in the living room? Identify where the clutter is so that you can figure out which elements you need to keep and which can go.


Transform your interior to improve your life. After all, your home is where you spend your life, so it’s natural that a better-organized home leads to a healthier life.






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