If you have been working to improve your health habits, why not get the most out of that effort. Everyone loves to get more bang for their buck, so why not apply that to your health as well!
Did you know those electrolyte enhancing sports drinks are actually full of sugar? You could be trying to hydrate more efficiently, when in fact, you're filling up with sugar. With Americans consuming nearly 200 pounds of sugar per year, we need to cut it out of our diet every chance we get.
Swap it: Next time you need to replenish after a workout, try an electrolyte enhancer found in powders or tablets (sans sugar, of course), or use good old fashioned sea salt! Salt will help you hydrate quicker, and you can also add a bit of lemon for even more hydrating power.
If you have been trying to get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep every night but can't quite seem to make it happen, or aren't getting that deep REM sleep, try making a few adjustments.
Swap it: Get a new pillow, many on the market even have technology in them that claim to help you sleep with white noise and wake you with a natural awakening cycle. But you don't need a high tech pillow to sleep more soundly, look for one that is comfortable and supports your neck well.
Got Apnea? One huge reason people don't get high-quality sleep is due to the prevalence of sleep apnea. If you snore, feel tired all day, have high blood pressure, or are overweight or obese, you may have sleep apnea. It's a good idea to check with your doctor to be sure, but a great way to reduce your risk is to keep a healthy weight.
Maybe you already meal prepping and planning healthier meals for yourself and your family, but why not amplify that? There are lots of little ways to sneak in a bit of extra nutrition without much extra work!
Swap it: Try swapping out extra simple carbs like white bread and rice with more vegetables. Try making your favorite rice dish using cauliflower rice instead. If the family doesn't love it, try doing a half and half mixture to ease them into it. Another way to add more nutrition to what you are already doing is to use seeds and spices that amplify your health. Try using turmeric spice and black pepper or adding a few flax seeds to your dishes during your daily routine as they all help to decrease inflammation. Easy add-ons like this are hardly noticeable when you are eating the meal yet so easy to do!
No matter what you are doing to improve your health, it's important to keep looking for small ways to improve your health each day and build on the healthy habits you have already incorporated. You only get one body, so make it last!