Healthy Habits that Add Up

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In the age of Instagram baddies and Soul Cycle enthusiasts, it can be intimidating to hop on the health train. You may think you have to drink green juice all day everyday and work out at least five times a week in order to be “healthy,” but this isn’t true at all. Being healthy doesn’t have to be that crazy. Practicing simple healthy habits will add up and make you feel healthier all around.

Let’s talk moving. We all know we are supposed to exercise. In fact, it’s recommended we get at least 10,000 steps each day. But I understand we’re all busy with classes and homework where we have no choice but to sit and do the work. Still, it’s important that you make an effort to dedicate at least 30 minutes (or more of course) to do something with your body. Do whatever you’d like! You can try a quick yoga routine, go for a brisk walk, or just do some jumping jacks! Just get your blood pumping for a little while and you will be glad you did.

On the topic of eating: we all know it can be challenging to say no to the donut and say yes to those veggies. Well, the good thing is that you can say yes to both. The most important thing in eating is treating yourself while also making sure you’re getting the nutrition your body needs. So balance is key here. The worst thing you can do is deprive yourself–so eat the dang cookie if you want it. (Just don’t eat five.)

Being healthy comes from the inside so make sure you take care of yourself. It’s as easy as getting a little movement everyday and eating your veggies. If you want to go crazy and guzzle some green juice and go to SoulCycle, more power to you! Just know that you don’t have to do that in order to be healthy. Now go kick some butt, you health bum!