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September 29, 2019: Bad Health Habits

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Getting healthy is not a quick fix, and staying on track is a lifelong endeavor. But, you may be sabotaging your own success and not even realize it! This week, we’re going to talk about some habits to avoid for a healthy lifestyle.

Here are 5 common habits that could destroy your healthy lifestyle.

Not paying attention to the kinds of beverages you consume

We are so accustomed to sweet flavors that we automatically gravitate toward sodas, juices, and sugary coffee concoctions. The problem with all of these drinks is that they are full of sugar. Try to migrate your tastebuds to the “good side” and stick with water, infused water, and unsweetened coffee and tea. It may take a few weeks before you stop craving the sweet flavors, but you’ll thank me for this advice in the long run.

Stocking the shelves of your pantry with unhealthy snacks

Let’s be honest, if it’s in the house, the likelihood of you consuming unhealthy snacks increases tenfold. Just stop buying it. If it’s not around, you can’t eat it, plain and simple. Don’t derail your healthy lifestyle journey before you even have a chance to begin. If you need to go further and fix a junk food delivery habit, remove Postmates and Uber Eats from your phone.

Not drinking enough water

I’ve written about this many times in the past, but it’s incredibly important to continue to hydrate yourself with water throughout the day. Water is an integral ingredient in a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness as it directly affects many of our body’s systems and how they function.

Confining your exercise to the gym

Your 30 minutes in the gym is a great start, but you need to try to add a few extra minutes here and there to increase your overall wellness. Take the stairs, park far away from the entrance to a store so you have to walk a few extra steps, throw a ball around with your kids, take the dog out for a walk, just about anything that will get you up and moving around throughout the day. Consider setting a daily activity goal or getting a fitness tracker.

Skipping out on your sleep

Sleep deprivation also plays a large part in your ability to control your weight and stay on a healthy path. Without an adequate number of hours of sleep a night, your body does not have the ability to fully recover your day or your workout, stave off disease, balance hormones, and manage weight.

Take your healthy lifestyle one day at a time, but keep in mind that it only works if you are consistent.

Next Sunday, we’ll talk about health foods that are actually unhealthy.

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I hope you have a wonderful week,


Kelly Morgan, Ph.D.

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