Why Consistent Healthy Habits are Crucial for Good Health
Bad habits can be hard to break, but consistently making the right choices for your health and lifestyle will replace your bad habits with good ones. You are what you do, and consistent planning, scheduling, and sticking to a healthy diet, sleep, and exercise routines can quickly turn your health around for the better. At The Yoga Barre, we’re not a gym. We believe in a holistic approach to health and fitness. Below are some of the habits you can incorporate into your schedule to get yourself back in shape and feeling good.
Get Adequate Sleep
American adults are some of the most sleep-deprived people on the planet. Sleep deprivation not only causes daytime drowsiness and mental fog, but it can also increase the risk of accidents and lead to weight gain. When your body doesn’t get its energy from sleep and rest, it will get energy elsewhere, usually in the form of calorie dense foods. Without proper sleep, you are at risk of succumbing to unhealthy food cravings.
Adults should get between seven and eight hours per night of uninterrupted sleep to feel refreshed and maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that watching TV or reading on a digital device can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack. Try to limit screen time in the final hours before bed so you can fall asleep quicker, and limit any caffeine at least six hours before bedtime. Getting exercise during the day in the form of yoga, barre and PiYo classes can help you feel relaxed enough in the evenings to fall asleep.
Eat a Clean Diet
Eliminate processed foods, and cut back on refined sugars and carbs. If it comes in a package or can, it’s best to avoid it. Try to eat whole foods, and get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. And drink your water!
Make a Plan
You’re more likely to stick to healthy habits and lifestyle changes if you make a plan first. Planning can help you think more clearly and see where you need to make any changes. Consider planning out healthy meals in advance, so you aren’t tempted to snack or grab fast food. Plus, you can take control of your time and your schedule with a plan in place.
Stick to Appointments
It’s crucial that you make time in your plans for scheduling classes at The Yoga Barre. Consistency with class attendance will help you reach your goals even faster. Make a habit of consistently attending yoga, barre, and PiYo classes, and you’ll reap the benefits of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
While making an effort to get adequate sleep and eat a healthy diet will dramatically improve the quality of your life, it’s not enough. Consistently making appointments and attending class at The Yoga Barre will take your health to the next level. You’ll get in shape and also look and feel great. Contact The Yoga Barre today and begin the habit of consistently scheduling your yoga, barre, and PiYo classes.