Here are ten tried and true healthy habits to help you be your healthiest self!

1 – Drink enough water every day. Water intake includes half of your body weight.
Add 8 ounces for temperatures above 85 degrees or intense exercise.

2 – Eat dinner 3 hours before you go to bed, and don’t eat again.
Or if you eat dinner earlier, make the last time you eat anything 3 hours before you go to bed for maximum digestion.
This helps the body to focus on digestion.

3 – Limit to one cup of coffee per day! And savor it!

4- Exercise 20-30 minutes 5 days a week.
You can get done intense workouts in this amount of time or just simple cardio.
Don’t overdo it, but stay active! Make it fun! Do something you love!

5 – Take note of foods that cause you bloating/gas/headaches/reactions.
Try to avoid these foods in your diet! A great testing diet is The Plan by Lyn Genet where you will “test” how your body reacts to certain foods over a 21-day meal plan.

6 – Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Sleep is important. Too little will decrease your body’s immunity and more prone to getting sick.  Not enough sleep makes you cranky and lacking in patience too!

7 – When you feel hungry, drink water. Wait 10 minutes. Are you still hungry? Are you hungry enough to eat an apple? Then you’re actually hungry. Otherwise, keep drinking water!

8 – Decrease sugar intake. Use unprocessed sugars. Eat fruit – nature’s candy!

9 – Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, some whole grains. Reduce dairy, reduce gluten – both cause inflammation in our bodies!

10-  If over 35, focus on protein and lift weights. Try to get over 100g of protein daily and strength train 3-4 times a week.