Getting healthy doesn’t always involve hard work and lots of money. In fact, there are plenty of easy tricks and hacks you can pull off to make your life easier and your wallet heavier. And it does not matter how young or old you are because these little health hacks can benefit everyone, including the guys.
I know what you are thinking, "I do not have time to do any more stuff." Trust me when I say that each and every one of these hacks will not only benefit your health, they are also quick and easy to do. A few of them take about 15 minutes to do, but, in the long run, they give you back your time in triplicates. Other activities only take a few seconds to do and, in turn, they can give you a lifetime of health benefits.
Whether you want to save on time or save on money, there is always something different you can test out for yourself. Most of the items you probably already have in your house. Baking soda? Check. Duct tape? Probably in the office drawer. Bubble solution? Well, that only costs a quick dollar or you can visit your niece and use hers. Call it playtime, and get healthier for doing it.
13 Practice Good Posture At Work
Take a few moments each day to see how you are sitting. Check your posture and correct it if needed. Make it a point to practice good posture as often as you possibly can. Good posture can help eliminate back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Sitting up straight can also improve your mood, according to some studies, and it can give you that little bit of extra boost to your energy levels, especially at the end of a long work day.
12 Portion Control
Many of us eat well and still struggle with losing weight or maintaining our goal weight. Often times the issue is our portions, even if our food is healthy we may just be eating too much of it. Veggies can be full of carbs and even though they are good carbs and we do need carbs, it doesn't mean we can eat endless amounts of them. Here is a great video to help show you how to properly portion your meals.
11 Make Drinking Water Fun
We all know we are supposed to be drinking about 6-8 glasses of water a day and this can be quite difficult. Making fruit and veggie infused water will make it taste better and will make your water drinking experience much more enjoyable. Don't forget, adding certain ingredients into your water can help with detoxification as well as provide you with more energy throughout the day.
10 Aerobic Housecleaning
Why not add some aerobics to your daily chores. Put on your workout clothes when you are vacuuming the house, cleaning out the garage or doing your laundry. You can even put on weights while you are doing every day activities like blow drying your hair or taking out the recyclables. The video above will help you burn some extra calories while taking care of your daily chores.
9 Make Sure You Aren't Starving Before A Big Meal
When attending a party or even out at a restaurant, most of us wait until we are starving before we start eating dinner. We are so excited about the food that we do not want any previous meal to keep us from our happiness but this is wrong. This will have you eating way too much, have a small snack before you head out, that way you aren't aggressively eating when dinner is placed down on the table.
8 Divide Snacks Into Portions
If you are trying to cut back on calories and how much you snack on, start the week off by dividing your snacks into small portions. Put your portions into small baggies so that they are easy to grab and go. You can do this with nuts which are very good for you but are high in calories, candy treats for when you have a sweet tooth, and salty snacks for snacking. You can even divide the baggies into days, allowing yourself portioned sets of calories for each day of the week.
7 Eat Before Grocery Shopping
Have you ever gone grocery shopping when you are absolutely starving? Everything looks good in the store and before you know it, you have bought everything in sight and used up all your spending money for the month. Instead of falling into this unhealthy spending cycle, make it a point to always eat something before you go grocery shopping. This way, you are full and you are more likely to concentrate on buying the healthy foods you should be eating.
6 Stop Your Phone From Keeping You Up At Night
We all know about the importance of a good night's sleep and that in order to be productive during the day we must have the adequate amount of rest at night. Well as it turns out, we are now staying up late on our phones, wether it be from Instagram or Facebook news feeds, our brightly lit phones are keeping us wide awake. We suggest you keep your phone on a table far from your bed so that you will be forced to relax and focus on getting some shut-eye and in the morning when your alarm goes off, you will need to get up and start your day instead of pressing snooze and rolling back over.
5 Prepare Ahead Smoothie Ingredients
Smoothies are a fun way to get in your daily fruits and vegetables necessary for a healthy lifestyle. By preparing your smoothies ahead of time, you are giving yourself extra incentive to make smoothies on a daily basis and you are making the task itself easier. Simply spend a day putting the ingredients for each smoothie in a freezer bag and freezing it. Then, whenever it is time for your smoothie, simply grab a bag from the freezer, empty it into the blander, and blend.
4 Rid Blackheads With Baking Soda And Toothpaste
Clear your face with this simple concoction to get rid of blackheads. Before going to bed, try this face treatment and get rid of those blackheads. The video above gives you a good idea of how to make and apply this blackhead remover, just be sure to use a toothpaste that isn't intensely minty.
3 Create Your Own Playlists
Music can set the mood and on those days when you are not in the mood for exercise, high energy music can give you the boost you need to motivate yourself to do your workout. Create high energy playlists for yourself. Add them to your mp3 player or burn them to discs. If you are at a loss for music, check out the workout music lists people put together on YouTube.
2 Make 10,000 Steps Happen
For many people looking to improve their health, the goal is to take 10,000 steps a day. That is roughly 5 miles each day, but don’t fret. You don’t have to take all those steps in one fell swoop. Instead, find more opportunities in your day to day life to walk. Take a walk during your lunch breaks, park farther back in the parking lots and gain a few extra steps, and you can even set aside an extra 15 minutes a day just to walk alone or with a friend. If worse comes to worse, borrow the neighbor's dog and take it around a few blocks.
1 Mason Jar Salad Prep
We are always trying to eat healthy and sometimes we find ourselves heading for the fast food shop when we are starving at work. Change that, from now on save your money and prep your salads or lunches and make sure you are eating healthy. The video above provides you with amazing salad recipes that will have you salivating.