Following a healthy lifestyle is the key to living longer and healthier. Nutritious diet and an active routine is the mainstay of improving your lifestyle for better. You can do this by incorporating some healthy swaps in daily schedule…have a look:
White Bread/Brown Bread – The next time you are at the grocery store, ditch white bread and pick the wholesome brown variant instead. The latter is more nutritious and easier to digest as it is made of whole grains instead of processed ones.
Fried Eggs/Boiled Eggs – Cooking technique can make all the difference in the health value of the food you eat. You can make your breakfast platter a lot healthier by avoiding fried eggs and opting for boiled eggs in their place.
Chips/Butter-free Pop Corn – The bag of your favorite potato chips supplies a whole lot of calories, fat and salt; swap this unhealthy snack with butter-free popcorn which is high in fiber but low in fat.
Fruit Juice/Whole Fruits – Another smart way to go high on fiber is to have whole fruits instead of fruit juice. Though you may love your glassful of delicious fresh juice, the whole ones offer a hefty dose of fiber and keep you fuller for longer.
Energy Drinks/Power Nap – Energy drinks may seem like a great way to pep up your energy level but a mid-day power nap is much better way to replenish your energy reserve as it relaxes your body and mind.
Fast Eating/Chewing Slowly – Swap the habit of fast eating with chewing slowly. This way, you will not only enjoy the food but also will be satiated with smaller quantities.
Jumping Right In/Warming Up –A good change that you can make in your exercise regime is to start by warming up and not jump right in. This helps your body adapt to the change and feel less tired.
Big Goals/Small Milestones –It is vital to be mentally healthy for maintaining physical health. Aspiring for smaller milestones instead of big, unattainable goals helps you be mentally relaxed and fulfilled.
Dwelling in the past/Focusing on the future – Take a progressive approach, with all your focus on doing better in the future rather than dwelling on what has been lost due to the mistakes you have made in past.
Over Committing/Saying No- Learn to say no instead of over-committing in personal as well as professional lives. Making unrealistic commitments, is one of the biggest mistakes that people make as it can stress them out and take toll on their health.
All these smart swaps can improve the quality of life manifold and help you live longer, happier and healthier!!!