Healthy Habits

Optimize your Daily Routine

Get the most out of your day

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Life can get hectic on any given day. Endless work meetings, after school activities, meal planning, 30 minutes of Healthy Motion, drinking 64 ounces of water daily. It’s never ending!

It’s critical to focus time and energy on what matters most to many of us in the OPTAVIA Program: lifelong transformation, one healthy habit at a time™.

I recommend these tips to help optimize your daily routine.

  • Keep an updated calendar. A calendar can play a role in keeping a healthy lifestyle top-of-mind as it helps to keep menu plans and exercise schedules at the forefront and on the brain.
  • Say "no" to things. Time is the biggest excuse for putting a healthy lifestyle on the back burner. By saying no to things, it frees up more time to prepare foods in advance, exercise, and make living a healthy lifestyle a priority.
  • Work on relationships. Positive healthy relationships are crucial. With these intact, your mind can focus on other things because there’s no worry or stress. This also makes it easier to keep making healthy choices.
  • Create a peaceful place for a few minutes a day. In order to be the best version of you for those around you need to take time to reflect and think. This will make your healthy decisions a priority with many other things begging for attention.
  • Put together a to-do list before bed or first thing in the morning. To-do lists keep you focused, serve as a reminder, and help to prioritize the things that require the most attention. They also reduce your chances of becoming stressed, which increases your chances of continuing to make healthy choices.

Power of a Support System

There are many different options when it comes to building a support system, from working in a group, leveraging your Coach, building your social network, or all of the above!

  • Work in a group. This strategy sets the majority of people up for success. By working with family or friends that share similar goals, you are able to push each other and keep one another on track! Newer online support groups are becoming readily available. These programs tend to be interactive, and offer easy ways to stay connected with your network.
  • Work with your Coaches. Whether you choose to participate in an outside group, time with your OPTAVIA Coach is a necessity. Coaches in OPTAVIA’s Community provide one on one guidance, and hold you accountable through every step of your journey.
  • Build a social network. Join any of OPTAVIA’s groups on social media to get better connected with OPTAVIA’s Community. There are both closed or public groups on Facebook, and other platforms, that will widen your network and enhance your Community of likeminded people on the same path as you!

Ask me, your OPTAVIA Coach, about the available options for you!

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The Wonders of Water

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Water is essential to our overall health and wellbeing. Based on his Dr. A’s Habits of Health book, Dr. Wayne Andersen calls for about 64-ounces of water consumption per day.

This may seem like a lot so we wanted to highlight some specific benefits of water to ensure you that it is essential when seeking Optimal Wellbeing.

  • Water can help control calories. This all-natural, calorie-free beverage is an essential component of a healthy metabolism. In addition, water may reduce hunger by filling you up if consumed prior to meals.
  • Water keeps skin looking fresh and vibrant. Water moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. It’s a great anti-aging treatment.
  • Water increases energy and reduces fatigue. Staying properly hydrated can help you focus, concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, water will also boost your energy levels!

If you think you need to be drinking more water, here are some tips to increase your intake:

  1. Have water with every snack and meal.
  2. Eat vegetables with a higher water concentration, such as cucumbers and celery.
  3. Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.

Join me this Wednesday, April 11th for our Habits of Health call to learn more.  As a community, I'm here to support you as we all achieve lifelong transformation, one healthy habit at a time™.