Let's have a revelation this New Year, not just a resolution! Here are 8 simple healthy habits you can adopt in 2023 to nurture a happier and healthier you.
Make it a habit, and the hard work is done for you
Once we make a habit of something it becomes second nature, rather than something we have to second guess.
Studies have shown that it takes around two months (66 days to be precise) to turn something we're actively trying to achieve often into a habit - that is something which becomes a regular practice.
Once you reach this stage those things actually become harder to give up than they are to start!
Practising daily healthy habits is a simple way to set yourself up for a great year ahead - with no quick fixes, temporary health kicks or New Year fads.
8 Simple Daily Habits to Elevate Your 2023
Let's start the year as we mean to go on! Here are 8 simple healthy habits that will help you to focus on your health and wellbeing in 2023, one day at a time.
1. Upgrade your usual daily habits
One of the easiest and most effective ways to promote daily healthy habits is to take something your already doing each day and elevate it to be better for you.
The morning break you enjoy ahead of your busy afternoon? Swap the endless scroll on your phone for a brisk walk outdoors.
And your boring commute home? Download a great podcast for some educational food for thought whilst your travel.
2. Elevate your supplements game
One thing which we do need to do every day for maximum effect is take our supplements.
If you're veggie or vegan that should mean supplementing your diet with a quality Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12 and Iron supplement - as well as considering protein powders.
For anyone in the pursuit of optimal health - let's work on boosting those nutrients which we don't get enough of from our diet alone.
We're talking Grass Fed Organ Supplements that make getting the nutrient-dense goodness of offal and off-cuts as easy as a daily capsule.
For a Low Carb, High Fat and Keto diet - MCT Oil is key to up your intake of healthy fats.
And for overall health and wellness, try adding Unflavoured Collagen Peptides to your usual meals and drinks for a boost of protein and amino acids.
3. Get back to basics
Sometimes we need to look back to really move forward - and that's certainly the case when it comes to ancestral living.
There's so much we can learn from our Hunter Gatherer ancestors when it comes to living happier and healthier lifestyles.
The good news is that ancestral healthy habits are usually completely free, available to everyone - and ready to be enjoyed as often as we'd like.
Get back to basics by making enjoying nature and the simple things in life part of your daily routine. Here are some simple ideas to do just that:
- Go exploring, barefoot
- Climb a tree (carefully!)
- Watch the sun rise or set
- Have some playtime with the children or pets in your life
- Try wild swimming
- Cook from scratch - practise butchery and cooking with fire
- Go foraging for local food
4. Elevate your evening routine
You might view the evening as a time when you don't put much thought into what you're doing, but it actually makes up a big portion of your day.
So, it's important to think about how you're spending your time after the working day is done.
Make winding down and destressing part of your evening routine. Try limiting your screen time and using blue light blockers - to protect your eyes from over-exposure and realign your Circadian Rhythm.
Enjoy some gentle exercise in the evening to help rebalance stress hormones and make your bedroom a sleep haven - with fresh bedding, an essential oil diffuser and a good old book!
5. Reassess your store cupboard
There's nothing more everyday than the store cupboard, and there's nothing more habitual than what we stock them up with shop after shop!
Assessing which products are in your store cupboard is a great way to reevaluate the food you eat day in and day out.
Why not have a store cupboard refresh to make sure that your staple products are free from veg and seed oils, processed foods and refined sugars.
Refresh your condiments cupboard and opt for sugar-free, grain-free sauces that are made with healthy fats instead of veg and seed oils.
6. Make managing your screen time a healthy habit
One thing which is a given daily habit is screen time - though it's not a healthy habit for most!
Phones, tablets and devices are literally designed to be as engaging and habitual as possible - so that we find it hard to kick the habit and have some time away from them.
The good news is that this works both ways, so the more time you spend without your phone - the easier it will become to resist the temptation of checking it constantly.
Reducing your screen time is a must for improving concentration, boosting mood, elevating productivity and promoting better sleep.
So set yourself a daily screen time limit and try to switch out your time on devices for healthier habits like cooking, reading and moving more.
7. Maximise your movement
Hear us out - this isn't just your typical "get more exercise" annual reminder!
Making movement part of your daily routine is the easiest and best way to enjoy its benefits.
Taking the stairs instead of the lift, enjoying a brisk walk on your lunch break, walking to the shops instead of driving - and enjoying some physical fun and games instead of sedentary entertainment, it all adds up!
These little micro movements keep us mobile, strengthened, flexible and in peak condition - without the need to hit the gym for long, gruelling sessions (unless that's your thing!)
Start by taking pen to paper and noting down which opportunities there are in your day to make room for more movement.
8. Opt for natural - always!
Most of us are pretty conscious about what we put into our bodies and where it comes from - opting for natural, real food over processed and so on.
But what about other aspects of our life? There are plenty of unnatural and potentially harmful things we are exposed to each day - beyond what we eat and drink.
Here are some great ways you can reduce your toxic load and promote optimal health, by ditching unnatural products in favour of those which are as nature intended - good for you!
Cosmetics & Beauty Products - Replace synthetic and chemical-laden cosmetic products with natural alternatives like natural deodorant sticks and Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
Cleaning Products - Explore natural alternatives to the costly and chemical filled supermarket staples - we love using lemon juice, baking soda and good old elbow grease!
Healthy Planet, Healthy You - Ditch single use plastic by swapping out bottled water for a BPA-free and environmentally friendly reusable water bottle
- Choose Organic - Opt for Organic meat, produce and products wherever possible. These are free from harmful herbicides and pesticides that are completely unnatural and best avoided to reduce your toxic load
We don't believe in dietary fads, phases or short-lived New Year resolutions. They're often forgotten about before January ends and usually have little lasting impact on your health or happiness.
Instead, incorporating simple daily practices is a great way to build healthy habits that will last. Let's start 2023 as we mean to go on with realistic and effective goals that are achievable for everyone!
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It is not intended to treat or diagnose symptoms and is definitely not intended to be misconstrued for medical advice. We always advise you seek the advice of a trained professional when implementing any changes to your lifestyle and dietary habits.
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