30 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life
Becoming healthy can seem like such a huge and daunting task. With so much, often conflicting, information available on the internet, finding the info you need can be a serious scavenger hunt.
Let alone knowing where to start and actually learning the info you need to know. It can be so overwhelming. You may ask yourself “where do I even start?!?”
Here are 30 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life. This list is intended to make the beginning of your journey towards a healthier lifestyle easier. There is no specific bullet point or section to start with, just pick one, any one, and stick with it.
Once the one bullet point has become a part of your routine, add another one. Small commitments that are manageable, and actionable steps that are easy to remember, will help you succeed in your health and fitness journey.
Instead of radically changing your lifestyle, or revamping your diet overnight, start with one small change or addition. Dramatic changes in your day-to-day routine can be difficult to stay consistent with and keep up with in the long term. This is a sure way to set yourself up for overwhelm, loss of motivation, and not achieve your goals.
Of course, you can always do more than one at a time. The key is to know yourself well enough to know how much you can realistically handle at one time.
Start small and then grow.
- Opt for non-sugary drinks (yes, even natural fruit juices can have a lot of sugar)
- Have a cup of green tea without sweetener each day
- Snack on berries instead of candy
- Take a high quality multivitamin (I like the vitamins by Megafood)
- Drink your bodyweight in water (.5-1 oz for every 1 lb)
- Limit eating out to special occasions
- Cook with whole foods instead of pre-packaged and processed options
- Replace processed carbs with whole foods (ie baked potato instead of potato chips)
- Opt for plant based milks
- Try to buy organic produce, pasture raised eggs, pasture raised and grass finished meats, wild game, and wild caught seafood when you can
- Go for a 30 minute walk (you’ll probably finish about 1 mile)
- Take a fitness class
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator
- Park farther away
- Bike to work and other errands
- Join a sports team
- Schedule a fun outdoor activity
- Do a youtube fitness or yoga class
- Try a fitness challenge
- Choose a single exercise to do throughout the day (ie 100 squats, 50 pushups, or 20 pull-ups)
- Do an easy meditation (I love suing the headspace app)
- Try a simple breathing exercise
- Get your vitamin D from a bit of sunshine
- Try flotation therapy
- Go to a sauna
- Book a massage
- Try aromatherapy
- Book a cryotherapy session
- Maintain good oral hygiene (brush, floss, and scrape your tongue)
- Do something that sparks joy (dancing, painting, playing music, etc).
Which one of these 30 Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life will you start with?
Nathalia! Your lists are a big inspiration for a better life.
I follow already some steps but when I arrived to floating then… I checked your other post and I feel I miss the sea.
When i was a child I could stay hours, floating and swimming. in the Med I could float well 😉
xoxo and take care
ps. nice gif choice
Floating in the ocean is so nice! I was raised in a coastal city and now I live in a land-locked city and miss the ocean! Would love to see the Mediterranean one day 🙂
Oh my God, I love this! You are so right that there is an overwhelming amount of information on healthy habits so I truly appreciated this all-encompassing list. I have been doing many already, so it is nice to be able to see how far I’ve come along but there are a few that I did not consider or know about and will be adding, mostly in the food department. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Glad you found it helpful! Food is a big one that often has emotional ties.
Ooh I’ve always wanted to try floatation therapy. Its on my bucket list! These are some really great ideas amd a good reminder to remain healthy.
I’ve yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy their float.
I love these tips! I definitely want to start incorporating more of these into my daily life.
So happy you found it helpful 🙂
I agree with you. Makes healthier choices is always better than investing in medical issues later. Well written
Love the wellness section! We dont think to incorporate that in our lives enough
Isn’t that the truth!
Isn’t that the truth! So glad you like it.
I find with so many clients and friends that weren’t brought up in fitness oriented communities that they often get swept away with the idea of the final product and focus too much on the need for drastic changes to their lives, and this often causes them to be intimidated or burn out very fast. I love how you’ve broken this down into lots of smaller pieces that make the whole process seem a lot more attainable and sustainable, I will definitely be referring clients to this post in the future when they are feeling overwhelmed!
I’ve found the same working with clients and always try to reel people back in to focus on one thing if they’re getting overwhelmed. It really is about the journey.
Love this! Such a great list of simple tips. I do walk every morning for 30 minutes (if you walk fast you can get 2 miles in) 😊 and I try to eat clean and meal prep. I’m not good about my water intake.
Going to save this for later so that I can start to add some of these into my daily rituals.
Get your power walk on! I usually go for leisurely strolls so average 2-3 mph. The water intake is hard to keep track of so I like to keep a 64oz hydroflask around so I at least get that half gallon in every day.
Great tips! I especially love the holistic health approach in this post x
Glad you like it!
This was a wonderful read. Absolutely enjoyed reading about the healthiest habits. I have always been fascinated with exercise but have not been able to bring myself to doing it yet
Glad you enjoyed it!
These are great, motivating ideas! Not too intimidating either for those getting started. Definitely some I can add to my routine. Thanks for sharing!
Happy to have you try a few! Not all of these will resonate with each individual, so pick and choose 🙂
I agree with you. Small changes are more manageable. So far I have been able to eliminate the sugar from my coffee and stop drinking pop. Great post!
That is a HUGE step — congrats!! The liquid calories can often be hidden culprits and the sugar addiction is a tough one to overcome. If I do use sweetener in my drinks or cooking I grab a natural option like cold packed, unfiltered honey or organic maple syrup. Though I usually try to use stevia.
These are really great tips, I really like how so many of them are easy to add to your day and anyone can do them. It’s a great reminder that oftentimes, healthy is natural and bringing our bodies back to nature.
So happy you found it helpful! Wellness really does equal natural in a lot of instances. I try to eliminate artificial and processed items in my kitchen, wardrobe, makeup and skincare, even home furnishings as much as possible.
Love these tips. Well-written! Thanks for sharing them.
You’re so welcome 🙂
My boyfriend always said fruits are the forest candies. He did this as he would snatch my skittles and replace them with blueberries 😂 great tips on how to live a healthier life!
That is too funny! After a while I’ve found myself naturally preferring fruit over candies, which is a nice surprise.
Wow. I love these tips. Going to incorporate a lot of of them into my daily routine
Happy you like it!
These are just great, very useful yet easy to follow tips. Thanks for sharing this as staying healthy has become a priority now more than ever.
Happy you found it helpful!
Another excellent post from you on some simple things to do that can make a huge difference in ones overall health and lifestyle. We always try to eat a balanced diet, exercise daily and have been intermittent fasting now for about a year with excellent results. Have Pinned your post to share with others. 🙂
Glad you like it! I’ve done IF here and there. It is great, but significantly more difficult for me than it is for my partner. Women are more sensitive to the hunger hormone which is a challenge. Since I wake up early I try to start my IF earlier in the evening. For example, I won’t eat after 5pm.
This is truly so inspiring. I am just starting in a transformation of myself type journey – and I really needed to read this today. Start small and grow. Wonderful advice! Thank you so much, friend!
You’re so welcome <3
Such a great list, switching from eating candy to frozen fruit (my favorites are grapes and blueberries!) was something I did two years ago and it was such a game changer for me as I had a huge sweet tooth! I feel much better not snacking on candy all the time and the fact that the fruit is frozen keeps me from over eating since I get a really bad brain freeze if I eat too much, haha!
I LOVE frozen grapes. They are so good! Though they are high on the glycemic index so I try to be mindful of that.
Great bite-sized tips that make the goal much less daunting!
Glad you found it helpful!
Nutrition, fitness, and wellness are key!!!! This was a great post with really good tips.
You really need all three for optimal health. Glad you like it!
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I love all of these tips. I find that I’m pretty good on the nutrition side. Being a vegetarian for 7 years already has helped me more conscious about choosing healthier foods. And also on the wellness side, although I could do better, I’m not bad. My huge problem is the fitness aspect! LOL! I can’t seem to begin working out again. It’s been 4 years since I abandoned my workout routine and I’m suffering the changes. But for some reason, starting over again is a huge problem for me. Any tips on that?
There’s always one of the three that we need to work harder on. For me it’s the wellness as I’m not so great at maintaining that sort of routine.
The best tips I can offer are to release expectation of what fitness is, how long your session will be, how many calories you’ll burn, etc.
Once you have accepted that you can start by adding in something small and manageable each day. So if you’re new to workout out, instead of committing to a two hour workout try to aim for something smaller like 15 minutes and once that becomes a part of your routine you can up it a bit.
Hope that helps xx
great post and tips thanks for sharing
Thank you for these, I needed some ideas and the kick to do something to get me out of the lockdown mindset.
You’re welcome! Glad it helped 🙂
These are great tips! I love that most of them are easy suggestions that you can do everyday. It makes living a healthier life so much easier. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
The idea is to start with a small manageable goal that you can stick to long term and once it becomes a habit you can add on from there. Glad you found it helpful.