Powered by Mom’s Healthy Habits for the New Year
No I’m not making any resolutions but I am making little changes so that I can keep reinforcing healthy habits all year long. It can be hard to stick to healthy habits and with our busy lives even harder. I give myself 10%, meaning 10% of the time if I don’t keep up with my healthy habits for that day or hour whatever it is, that’s okay. I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
One of the easier ways for me to form healthy habits is to do meal planning. I can make delicious meals like this Honey Balsamic Chicken Recipe but it’s healthy too!
I want to share some other tips to help us all form some healthy habits for 2017
Here are four simple changes that could turn into life-long habits. Good luck on your adventure!
- Healthy homemade lunches: Making lunch for your family can feel like a huge chore, but buying lunch regularly is expensive and often leads to unhealthy choices. Start 2017 off right by preparing simple and delicious meals ahead of time. Doing small tasks to prep, such as cutting up vegetables on the weekend, will make the process quick and ensure healthy choices are made during the week. Getting your family involved can also make prepping food more fun and helps your children understand the importance of making healthy decisions.
- Keep your hair healthy: Washing your hair too frequently can strip out natural oils and cause split ends. This new year, start washing your hair every second or third day to maintain healthy and natural looking locks. Using Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original between washes will help to eliminate excess oil and grease, leaving hair looking clean and fresh with added body and texture. No water required!
I love the Batiste Dry Shampoo it is a go to for my hair care routine!
- Drink water: After a month of indulging start the year off right by challenging your family to drink more water. Try switching your evening pop, or morning fruit juice, for a large glass of water. This may be difficult for the first few days, but after a week you will feel rejuvenated and have healthier hair and skin.
- Unplug and recharge: Getting a good night sleep is always difficult. There are always new emails to be answered and a list of chores to do; however, it is important to understand the need for a good night’s sleep. Sleep can boost productivity, improve your memory and help maintain a healthy weight. This year, turn off the television, computers and smart-phones one hour earlier. If you are having trouble falling asleep, try Vitafusion™ SleepWell. Each SleepWell gummy is made with 2.5 g of Melatonin, a hormone that helps increase total sleep time.