Creating a healthier daily plan is key to beginning and maintaining an active lifestyle. Nutrition is a foundational piece to your program. In addition to its product offerings, Herbalife Nutrition’s in-house team of experts has created trainings, meal plans and other useful pieces of information to help consumers create a daily plan that is important for creating a vibrant approach to your overall health and wellness.
Top Tips for Creating a Healthier Daily Plan with Herbalife Nutrition
1) Create a plan with short-term and long-term goals.
To help succeed in your wellness plan, create short and long-term goals, and be sure to recognize small wins you’ve achieved throughout your journey. Losing weight and being physically active takes patience and time. There are points when it can seem overwhelming. This is where small wins become so important. Think of them as a treasure map to achieving your goals.
2) Use your plan to guide your daily activities with health goals.
Create a simple written daily plan with 3 or 4 goals to achieve. It can also include a short checklist of your nutrient and water intake goals, as well as any physical activities. Be sure to include some best practices for a healthy lifestyle in your daily plan, such as:
-Make sure to include stretching, deep breathing, and cardiovascular exercises daily.
-Drink water and take vitamins early in the morning to allow time for the nutrients to absorb.
-Incorporate more nutritious foods to improve your overall diet. Be sure to optimize your health with a balanced approach that includes plenty of greens, low carb foods, complex carbohydrates with healthy fats, and lean protein.
3) Utilize positive affirmations throughout the day.
To help keep a positive outlook, give yourself positive affirmations for the work you are doing to make the best choice for your body. Try leaving post-it notes with encouraging words on the bathroom mirror so that you see them daily. You could also try journaling, which many people find to be a powerful tool in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Podcasts with healthy living affirmations are great for someone on the go who needs to listen to reminders about healthier choices.
4) Incorporate daily meditation to bring your body to a state of relaxation.
Meditation will enable you to maximize your health by increasing positive hormones while decreasing the stress hormone, cortisol. Meditating as little as 15 minutes a day is a great place to start. Body scans are one simple meditation. Simply lie down on the floor and get in a comfortable position on your back. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Then begin either at the top of your head moving down, or at your toes moving up. Simply focus on each body part and how it feels. Focus on releasing tension in that body part. Take some more deep breaths, and then move to the next body part. Do this process slowly, and by the time you have reached the opposite end of your body, it will be in a better state of homeostasis, relaxed and focused. Being present daily is a challenge, and this simple meditation technique will help you achieve this.
5) Utilize yoga or deep stretching daily.
Yoga or deep stretching will help to strengthen your body, stretch your spine, and improve your circulatory system. Stretching your spine daily through gentle forward folds (yoga has many to choose from) will enable you to replenish the spaces between the cartilage in your back.
Organizing a plan for success is simple, yet the results are powerful. Keep doing what works best for you, and don’t forget to learn new practices to keep your daily routines fresh and new.