We are in a time when a lot of us have been forced to make changes to established habits, and this has caused a lot of people to feel a bit lost. In this post, we share some ways to establish new, healthy habits that you can start at home!
With most gyms closing in March, a lot of people were forced to find different ways to stay active and hit their health goals. If you are someone who lost your regular routine when your gym closed, we encourage you to find a new movement routine that you can complete at home. Even if you don’t have any gym equipment in your home, there are countless no-equipment workouts that you can complete (think push-ups, squats, lunges, tri-cep dips, yoga, etc.). We also recommend working in some daily outdoor movement whenever possible. Whether you go on a family walk, a run, or work in the lawn, outdoor movement is a great thing to add to your daily schedule.
Cooking at home has become essential, and this is a pretty positive thing! If you were someone who rarely cooked a meal at home, this has been a great opportunity for you to start learning how to cook simple, healthy meals for you and your family. One habit you may have needed to form is portion and snacking control. Healthline offers some easy ways to control your snacking urges, which include: drinking a lot of water, eating protein-heavy meals, planning out your daily meals and snacks, and being mindful about your eating.
There has never been a better time to establish healthy habits to reduce and control stress. Some great practices to start include: unplugging from social media for a few hours every night, practicing daily meditation, starting a gratitude journal, and playing a board game with your family.
Starting these healthy habits for movement, cooking, and reducing stress are not only essential right now, but they will lay the groundwork for you to feel better every day in the future.