15 Steps Towards a Healthier Lifestyle
Nothing is wrong with wanting to be the best you can be. Being healthy is so much more than just working out and following a diet. It is more than detoxing or drinking more water every day. Being healthy is choosing what is best for you. This pertains to what is on the inside and the outside. Being healthy is taking care of your mental health, your nutrition, and your body. Here at Writely Me, we compiled a list some of our favorite ways to take care of our health. Below you will find some exercise tips, fun recipes, and body-positivity from some of our favorite Her Campus Influenceher bloggers.
1. 30-Minute Tabata Workout
Emily over at My Healthyish Life gives a great demonstration on a workout you can try at the gym or at home. It is called the Tabata workout and it is only 30 minutes long. It is a high-intensity workout so be prepared to get red in the face! The best part is the only equipment you need are dumbells and a step.
2. The Spinning Playlist You Need
Ever thought of spinning? Getting on a bike whether at the gym or out and about Emily came up with the perfect playlist to jam out to. The playlist includes artists like DNCE, Selena Gomez, and Panic! At the Disco. You are sure to get pumped while working out. Spinning is a great way to build your endurance which is crucial to your workouts and day to day activities.
3. Dieting Your Way
Our favorite post from Emily at My Healthyish Lifestyle is her post on dieting to one's own needs. She goes into how there are all these different preferences Paelo, Whole30, ect. She stresses that where dieting is helpful it is important to choose a diet that is most beneficial to you. Not one diet is better than the other. Be true to yourself.
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4. Clean Eating Grocery List
Jeanette over at jeanettemorelan.com provides a fantastic grocery list for clean eating! Ever wanted to start meal prepping more? Feel like you aren't getting all of the nutrients you need? Or maybe you just want to eat healthier? This is the perfect grocery list for you. Jeanette even breaks the list down into what you need for the pantry, the freezer, the fridge, and even for treating yourself. There are even times on when you should go shopping for certain things. Having the right tools is always essential to eating right, which is why we love this list!
5. No Bake Energy Balls Recipe
Once I saw this recipe from Alexia over at Berry Trendy, I fell in love. I was like you are telling me I can eat something that will give me energy instead of feeling like it's been sucked away?! The best part about this recipe is that it is quick and easy and great to grab when you are on the go. You will find that Alexia uses bananas and chia seeds which are great nutritional add-ins. Looking for a healthy snack? Then try out this recipe.
6. Ways to Stay Healthy During the Summer
Although the Summer is nearing to an end, this is always an important piece of knowledge to obtain. Summer is a time where being lazy and slacking on your health goals is the norm. That is why we love this post. By following Alexia's tips, you are sure to have a rocking summer.
7. Practice Self Care
Jesica over at Classic in Gray has such a great positivity post on how to take care of yourself even if you lead a very busy schedule. The whole article is fabulous because taking care of yourself is beyond crucial to your well-being and any health goals you may have.
8. How to Stay Healthy in College
Ah college, the Freshman 15, the late night pizza outings, the calories consumed by beer and an immense lack of sleep. It is so easy to lose your way in college when it comes to taking care of yourself. You are dealing with the pressure of having fun and cramming for that midterm you were so sure was next week. Hayle over at Hayleolson.com has a great article on ways to stay healthy in college. She even gives a sneak peek into her gym bag must haves!
Dani over at Dani Dearest also featured an article we enjoyed on staying healthy in college. She had her friend Oren give his tips on how he makes the most of college the healthy way! He encourages setting goals and having a friend work out with you.
9. Loving Your Body
Casey over at Casey the College Celiac provides a great body positivity post on loving your body when it doesn't exactly love you back. She covers facing celiac disease and accepting you for who you are. There are even some great fashion inspo tips for when you aren't feeling so great about yourself.
10. Early Bird Gets the Worm
Mornings aren't always everyone's thing. I know for me they aren't. It took me so long to be ok with waking up at the crack of dawn even though I knew it would be beneficial. Kenzie from Just a Blush completely understands that. She gives great tips on how to make the most of your mornings. From shutting out the outside world to nourishing yourself. It made me look forward to waking up in the morning.
11. On Achieving that Beach Body
Christina over at Inspirations & Celebrations did us all a favor by compiling a list of expert advice on getting that beach-ready bod. She got advice from fitness experts and personal trainers making this article a complete must save if you are working towards a bathing suit body you'll love. She provides exercises recommended by the trainers and a chance to enter her monthly giveaway.
12. Dealing with Anxiety
Anxiety is a very common thing, and it is serious. I have a lot of friends who struggle with anxiety, and I have seen how it has impacted their lives. That is why I particularly like this article from Dani over at Dani Dearest. She gives great advice on how to deal with anxiety when it occurs. She relates to anxiety because she deals with it too which makes it just that much more influential. It is a definite must read if anxiety is something you encounter. Dani goes over on how to deal with anxiety while driving.
13. Getting Over Night Owl Syndrome
I can relate the most to this because I am a complete night owl. I am not a morning person whatsoever, but I've always wanted to be. Dani from Dani Dearest brings another great article this time on preparing for mornings the night before. There are some great tips on making the transition like scheduling for yourself and making sure you don't miss breakfast.
14. Indulge in a Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are a fun and easy way to eat healthily. Alyssa from Sweating Champagne provides a delicious recipe to create your Acai smoothie bowl. With ingredients like chai seeds, coconut flakes, and mango I can't wait to try out this recipe. Smoothie Bowls are great for a quick breakfast, a snack time pick me up, or a nutritious lunch!
15. Invest in your Health
There is no greater purchase than the one for taking care of yourself. I learned this the hard way. It was to the point where I was spending my days on little to no sleep, completely stressed out, and drinking 3-4 cups of coffee just to make it through. It wasn't until I finally decided to put my foot down and take the leap for myself. My friend introduced me to a product called Thrive. I have more energy, positivity, motivation, and can focus on my daily tasks without stressing out.
Thrive has been a major life changer. I finally feel like I am taking care of myself the right way. My workouts are more fun and I don't need a nap afterward. Filling my nutritional gap has allowed me to start truly loving myself. I am not the only life that has been changed. There are many stories from others as well which really urged me to take this leap.