Ugh, HEALTHY. That word, alone, sounds like a one-way ticket to boredom. The issue is, hate it or love it, learning to live healthily is a necessity, especially as you enter your mid-twenties.
TOO BAD. You can’t live off pizza and beer forever.
I hear you though… starting the journey to good health is one that usually begins with most millennials kicking and screaming for their old, comforting bad habits. Here are ten tips that might make the transition a little easier.
10. Work out
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. Clearly, working out is almost everyone’s least favorite thing to do… but that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary. If only to be used as stress relief and not for the sake of internal health, getting your butt in the gym is proven to help with anxiety, sleep cycles, and digestion, amongst other things. Also, gym prices range from expensive-as-balls to less-than-a-large-pizza, so pick the one that’s right for you.
9. Meal Prep
This is a FANTASTIC for your budget and even better for your body. Meal prepping is the simple act of grabbing a basket full of healthy food once a week, preparing it for the remaining 6 days… and STICKING TO EATING IT (probably the hardest part. Day 6 grilled chicken is hard to swallow).
8. Make Morning Smoothies
Good for starting your day because it’s fruit + protein + dairy + veggies. Better because it’s delicious and easy to make for those too lazy in the mornings to scramble up an egg (like myself). Try some recipes here.
7. Find a Good Multivitamin
Seems obvious, right? But you would be surprised at the insurmountable number of stubborn people who don’t take a daily vitamin (ahem… guilty). Nutritional value aside, therapists have deduced that vitamin insufficiency can be attributed as a potentially underlying cause for anxiety and depression.
So, in short, pop your happy pills, mmkay?
6. Drink An F- Ton of Water
How much is an F-ton, you ask? About 2 liters. Effective for losing weight and keeping yourself alert and energized. Also, try flavoring it naturally with fruit infused water; some recipes can be found here.