Easy ways to be healthier in 2022
Now that we're in 2022, we all want to be healthier. There are many ways to adjust what you're doing, and we're firm believers that being healthy should be an easy choice. We've put together some of our best tips and tricks to try out and see what works best for you.
Remove barriers to exercise.
We all have that little voice inside our head that's after comfort. Our brains are designed to keep us alive, and being comfortable is part of that. However, we know that progress doesn't happen in your comfort zone. Want to go to the gym? That little voice might say it's too far a drive. Go for a walk? The little voice says, you've got more essential things to do. One of the best ways to negotiate with the voice is to remove the barriers to exercise. Find a local gym that has access that works for your schedule. There are plenty that offers 24/7 access, and it should be easy to find one within a few minutes drive. If that's not an option, what can you do at home? How can you get your body moving?
Give yourself time to stretch and recover.
Stretching can often be overlooked as a part of regular exercise. Think of stretching like an investment in the future; it'll make sure your muscles are at their best when called upon. Take a five-minute break to stand up, stretch out and grab a glass of water.
Recovery is super important after a challenging workout. When you start to focus on exercises, many will often push too hard too frequently. This will lead to fatigue and could lead to injury. Give your body time to adjust to the new routine. Allowing your muscles time to recover is where they repair and grow, and nobody likes an injury.
Drink lots of water
We've all heard the saying; if you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated. Water is an essential part of our body's core operations, and it's needed everywhere, and it's better to have more than less. You'll find out your trips to the bathroom will increase, but the health benefits outweigh the minor inconvenience. According to the Mayo Clinic, men should be drinking over 15 cups of water per day and over 11 cups for women! If that seems like a lot, you're probably not drinking enough.
There are many free resources on Youtube for exercise, yoga, and more.
If you're not at the point of hiring a personal trainer, check out some of the free content on youtube. Like anything free, take a look around and read comments and reviews to ensure the videos you're finding have helped others. Are you a fan of spin classes? Check out Global Cycling Networks' free training videos.
Try to go for a walk once a day.
This can be a challenging goal to have with how the weather can be. Try to get outside once per day. We'd recommend going for a walk without any headphones. Sure, it's tempting to catch up on your latest podcast. However, allowing your mind to wander, digest thoughts, and see things can help mental health. Hearing the sounds of birds or trees in the wind returns you to nature. All this is happening while you're exercising, and even a brief walk can help you feel refreshed.
Let us take care of the meals.
Exercising feels great, releasing endorphins and getting out bodies to move. The other half of diet and exercise is looking at the diet. What you put into your body directly reflects what you get out of it. We all know that highly processed meals do a number on us, and we feel the effects. Focusing on what you're eating is key to maximizing your health. With Just Bite Me meals, our dishes are designed to control portions, watch macros, and be delicious. We also know that having a variety of meals helps you succeed, and we've got over 100 health options on our menu.
Fitting your healthier habits into your already busy schedule is tough enough. With our meals, they are delivered to your door, cooked, packaged, and prepared. Then all you need to do is heat and eat.
As always, these are our opinions on how to be healthier. Those who make changes to health and exercise should always consult with a healthcare professional.