Healthy habits don’t have to be time-consuming or expensive.
Here are three totally free changes you can make right away.
Combine these with a regular exercise routine — life changing!
- Put your phone to bed — in another room. The blue light from your phone suppresses melatonin, the hormone that helps your body fall asleep, and reading news or social media makes your brain active, making it harder to shut off and go to sleep. Instead of sleeping with your phone under your pillow or next to your head, try putting it outside of your bedroom at night. If you use it as an alarm, keep it as far away from your bed as possible so you aren’t tempted to reach for it in the middle of the night.
- Start reading labels. That organic yogurt with the really cool label might appear to be healthy, but check the label. This Chobani fruit on the bottom yogurt has 15 grams of sugar, and this Aussie Greek yogurt with honey has 28 grams! The American Heart Association recommended per day limit is 36 grams for males and 25 grams for women.
- Track your food. Writing down what you eat is the best way to get a sense of the quality and quantity of your nutrition. It also helps prevent mindless eating — you might think twice about that handful of chips if you know you have to write it down. You can use good old-fashioned pen and paper or an app like MyFitnessPal, LoseIt!, or MyPlate Calorie Tracker.
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