Living a healthy lifestyle is something that is not only important to me but it’s important as something I share with my kids and teach them. That’s not to say you can’t have a cookie or ice cream, or be lazy all day if you need to. A healthy lifestyle is about balance. I do however tend towards some daily healthy habits that I feel like give me that balance while also giving me the healthy lifestyle I crave.
Daily Healthy Habits
Vitamins: I haven’t always been good about vitamins but I will say probably in the last 10-12 years I haven’t missed a day. I don’t want to share exactly what I take because I think it’s important to contact your Dr and find out what YOUR body needs specifically.
Water: According to my Dr, you should drink half your body weight in oz of water a day. I really try to live by this. I love my Stanley cup because it not only fits in my cup holder in my car (always a win) but it holds SO MUCH! I drink at least 2 a day!
Enough Sleep: Sleep is something that is really hard for me to do without. I can definitely function on little sleep (hello having two kids) but I don’t like to. I try really hard to be in bed by 9 every night and asleep by 9:30. I usually wake up between 5 and 5:30. I work out in the morning (more on that later) and my kids are early risers. If I don’t get enough sleep I just feel like everything else falls apart. My attitude isn’t as good, my workout suffers, and I’m not a good mom and wife.
Exercise/Steps: My exercise routine consists of a Peloton bike workout usually 5-6 days a week. These vary between 20 minutes to 60 minutes depending on what other exercise I plan to do that day. I also take a Pilates class at my gym a few times a week which is more of a Barre fusion class. The instructor is NEXT LEVEL! She’s so good! I also do a mix of other Peloton workouts like strength, barre, core, yoga, and boot camps. I run maybe 1-2 times a week and try to go on lots of walks with my kids. It’s important to me to get 10K steps a day and always do something daily that involves moving my body.
Clean Food: For this, I really try to go by the 80/20 rule. I really just try to eat clean foods as much as possible but I don’t deprive myself. I think depriving yourself can lead to a lot of problems. But I try to fuel my body with foods that make it feel good. I do love a Crumbl cookie, pizza, and chips and queso so if those are things I am wanting I have them. I just don’t go crazy.
Self-Care: I know I know the self-care thing seems overdone. But it’s important for me as a working mom and wife that I do something for myself each day. Some days that’s my workout, sometimes it’s taking an extra long shower and doing a face mask. Whatever it means to you, make sure you are taking SOME TIME for yourself every day.
What are some of your daily healthy habits?
This post was originally published in 2019 but has been updated for 2022.
I love this! It’s good to set healthy habits everyday. I also practice the 80/20 rule! 💕✨
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One of my healthy daily healthy hacks is drinking water. I’m trying to be a healthy person and this blog post is so encouraging!
I try to drink water throughout the day! I love using my colorful tumbler 🙂
Having healthy habits is such a wonderful way to improve quality of life. It’s amazing how much drinking enough water and getting enough sleep can positively impact your life.
I do most of these except the vitamins. I try to do it when I remember but forget sometimes. My best form of exercise is riding bikes to school with my child.
I know I need more water and sleep. I have been trying to get more of both because they are so important!
That avocado… yuum! I try to do all you mentioned. My slack comes with exercise. I plan but never carry through. As far as the water, the more you drink, the more impurities are flushed out. Sometimes I think I over drink it. Great read!
This is a great post. I really need to work on getting enough sleep, and enough water. I do try to drink some water each day as well as limit fast food intake.
I try to keep my mornings quiet. I journal or watch something online for an hour. I find my mind runs at one hundred miles an hour once I’m awake and it’s very easy to eat breakfast on the go and start into the to do list. I try to keep my mornings slow for a bit and that stops me being anxious from the start if the day.
One of my daily health habits is finding time for a mindfulness walk, I also aim to walk 10000 steps a day, eat healthily and drink plenty of water. Similar to your wonderful list. I think sleep is the one I need to improve on.
Love this! Great general guidelines for a healthy routine.
It is amazing what quality sleep can do for ones mental and physical health. I’ve been so much better since we’ve gotten a new mattress and a full 8 hours.
I agree with all these. Especially the one about having enough sleep, water and getting plenty of exercise xx
Honestly, I really need to do better with the sleep. Having enough sleep is so essential if you want to be healthy at all.
I love the idea that it is healthy habits as opposed to a diet. I totally believe that this is a lifestyle change. I love feeding my body things that fuel it as opposed to slow me down. Love these tips.
Oooo so many great tips. I need to get better at working out. I’ve been slacking big time this summer
This is healthy! I would love to have this recipe on the weekend.
Thanks so much for sharing this! I’ve been wanting to make more healthy changes and this definitely helps. Self-care is my fave!
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These are wonderful habits to create. I have a tough time creating healthy habits, but I am usually great about a solid bedtime routine + sleep, daily yoga, and drinking lots of water!
I love this! I do most of these but taking vitamins is something I don’t really do, but I should! I do take collagen supplements but I could definitely add to that
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