Committing to good health habits seems like such a hard thing, doesn’t it? You can feel like you’ve got a lot of working out to do, as well as so many diet changes to manage, and it can feel incredibly exhausting to take all that on at once!
However, baby steps cause real progress; one day at a time is what ensures we succeed, even if you feel you’re not really going anywhere. Because of that, it’s best to pick up one habit at a time when it comes to improving your health. And to help you on your journey, we’ve listed some tips for picking up such habits below.
Work with a Friend
Known as having an ‘accountability buddy’, working with a friend on a healthy habit is one of the best ways to stay on track. When you’re taking steps in tandem with someone else, you’ve got each other to turn to when you’re feeling like giving up. And you wouldn’t want to see disappointment on your friend’s or your partner’s face when you tell them you didn’t keep up your end of the deal and can’t go out this weekend!
Keep Your Appointments
Going for a regular checkup, whether you’ve got a physical exam or a simple dentist appointment down at All Bright Smiles, is always going to be one of the best ways to take care of yourself. A medical professional is there to help you, and not only can they spot issues before they become real problems, but you can get a lot of advice from them on what you need to focus on in life.
So be sure to keep your appointments! Most of all, book them early on to make sure you get slots that work for you. Even if you can’t find the time to manage much else, just getting checked out twice a year will go a long way.
Have Some Fun
Finally, it’s always a good idea to just have some fun with the healthy habits you’re trying to pick up. If you want to exercise more, go dancing or swimming, rather than running first thing in the morning. If you want to lose a bit of weight, look up some ‘tummy’ friendly desserts you can eat instead. And if you want to change your diet, put some music on in the kitchen, make a mess, and just have fun with a few tasty recipes!
Little things that’ll make you smile, and make you actively want to do something, are always going to be more motivating than beating yourself up. Don’t talk down to yourself, just make your habits more fun to follow. Indulge a little and you’ll soon find yourself coming back time and time again.
If you want to commit to more good health habits, all you need is someone to work with, a doctor to dish out advice, and the chance to have a laugh as you go. It really is that simple!