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How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

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How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

It is never too late to start living a healthy life. Even though it is hard to let go of unhealthy habits, you will feel so much better once you do. Instead of waiting for your next New Year’s resolution, get started today.

We put together this guide to help get you started on your journey. If you have any questions, our team at Next|Health would love to answer them.

There are many small steps that you can take just today. This is how to kickstart your new, healthy lifestyle.

Drink Water

You can save a lot of money by drinking water as your main beverage. Plus, you will be keeping yourself hydrated, which has many health benefits. 

Plain water is the best for hydration and controlling weight gain. It helps you to feel fuller and lowers your calorie intake. This is especially true if you are replacing sugary drinks with water.

Water has no calories and is great for your health. If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, then be sure that you are getting your daily recommended amount of water. This can vary by body weight, but on average it is recommended that you drink 64 oz of water every day-- about 8 glasses.

Having a glass of water as soon as you wake up can be a great way to start building healthy habits. By doing so, you are taking the first step on your journey.

Add Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

Many people are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in their diets. Leafy greens contain large amounts of nutrients that benefit your body, including vitamins and minerals. Fruits often have many antioxidants that improve your immune system as well.

All of the nutrients in fruits and veggies can promote your overall health too. They can promote healthier skin and help fight diseases. They also have fiber that aids your body during the digestion process.  

The World Health Organization recommends that you have fruits and vegetables every day. By adding them to your diet, you are ensuring that your body is getting everything that it needs to be healthy. The group says 5 servings daily is best.

Exercise

When people think of working on their health, this is what probably first came to mind. Exercise can improve your overall health, potential lifespan, and aids in weight loss. You will want to try exercising at least 3 times a week.

You will want to find a schedule and rhythm that works for you, this makes it easier to stick to your exercise plan. Some people prefer to workout in the mornings to get their day started. Others prefer to do it at the end of the day.

Always try to keep your activities fun--this helps to keep you motivated. Yoga, dancing, aerobics, jogging, hiking, and sports are all activities that many people enjoy.

You can even workout at home for free. There is a ton of content online that you can find- workout videos, pictures, and other types of guides are out there. You should be able to find something that works for you.

You will also want to build up to higher levels of activity if you are not used to exercising. Do not be afraid to start slow and work up to something fast- you will be impressed with yourself if you keep up with your routine.

If you want professional health coaching, be sure to check out our membership options. Our coaches can help you set and stick to goals while encouraging the development of healthy behaviors. 

Do Not Forget About Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. You do not want to forget about it, since doing so could make it harder to keep up healthy habits. You should think of your mental health as the base for your physical health.

Exercise, staying hydrated, and doing something relaxing are all ways that you can take care of your mental health. Getting enough sleep at night and talking with your loved ones is also important.

If you feel like you need a little extra guidance, be sure to contact a professional. They will be able to give you the guidance that you need and provide professional assistance.

Manage Your Stress

Our daily stresses can have an impact on our mental health. Because of that, it is important that you learn to manage it. What can you do?

You will want to take breaks if you need them, take care of yourself, and know when to reach out to others. There are plenty of ways to destress that are healthy.

For instance, coloring, reading, watching movies, and practicing a low impact exercise like Tai Chi or Yoga are all great options. Be sure that the method you pick is healthy- eating when stressed can lead to weight gain and drinking alcohol can increase your stress.

Reverse Malnutrition

If you have had unhealthy habits for a long time, then you might be suffering from malnutrition. Our Next|Health locations in L.A. offer IV vitamin therapy, which might help your body get the nutrients that it needs.

Being malnourished can lead to chronic fatigue, making it difficult to go about your day to day life. If you are struggling to stay committed to being healthy, then trying IV vitamin therapy might be able to help you get your energy back.

Next|Health offers tons of different infusions, each with its own benefits. If you are not sure what you want, our team is able to help you choose one for your needs. Malnutrition is a major obstacle when it comes to losing weight, so taking care of it now can benefit you.

Be sure to continue eating fruits and vegetables and drinking water after treatment, so that you do not become malnourished again in the future.

If you do not want to try an IV, we do have vitamin injections available that can benefit you as well. The treatment process is faster and they are more cost-efficient.

Learn to Optimize Your Health

Everyone’s body is different. That means even if you are taking all the steps to be healthy, and it seems to be working for someone else, your body does not react the same way. The best thing to do in those cases is to figure out how you can optimize your health.

The Next|Health Total Wellness Lab Package includes a collection of labs that can provide you with a complete overview of your body systems. We use this data-driven approach to help you start your health journey.

The labs will check your micronutrient levels, your gut health, genetics, and more. If you feel stumped about improving your health, then this package might be able to help you. We also include consults from our coaches and medical practitioners in the order.

Their consultation can be very helpful, as they will be able to read your lab results and let you know exactly what you should do next.

Track Your Progress

Tracking your progress can help keep you motivated to become healthier. You might consider starting a journal where you keep your weight, measurements, and diet. Checking on your progress over time will remind you how far you have come.

We recommend weighing yourself weekly and measuring your body monthly. Many people become discouraged when they do not see results right away, so it is important to space it out. You can record this information in a chart you make in your journal or even in an app on your phone.

For some, seeing physical evidence of how their health has been improving is more ideal. You can do this with the Next|Health Styku Scan. This technology is designed to create a 3D rendering of you.

The scanner is accurate and can be used to track the improvements you have been making. It will show you your body measurements and allow you to see changes in circumference easier.

This tool is revolutionizing the way that body composition is tracked. If you would like to have a record of your progress as you start your health journey, then this is an amazing option to consider.

Conclusion

Those were some of the ways that you can start your health journey. Always keep in mind that any progress is good progress so that you do not become discouraged. Our professional team would love to provide you with a personal coach who can help, so be sure to get in touch with us.

Overall, there are many ways to become healthier. Drinking water and adding more fruit and vegetables to your diet are some of the most important things that you can do. However, sometimes we need a little more assistance in becoming the best version of ourselves.

Reach out to us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the services that we offer at Next|Health.

 

 

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https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/big-benefits-plain-water-201605269675 

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/healthy-diet

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/copingwith-stresstips.html