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A lot of people love the idea of living a healthier lifestyle, but sometimes, it’s easier said than done. Not everyone has the time or energy (or funds) to join a gym or wake up earlier to go for a run or switch to a healthier diet. Here are four ways for you to live a healthier lifestyle without dishing out too much money or completely changing around your daily schedule.
START YOUR MORNING WITH LEMON WATER
If you didn’t already know, lemons have amazing benefits and can do awesome things for your body, especially long-term. Check out this article from Huffington Post for a little extra info.
Try out this super easy recipe, and drink it every morning on an empty stomach:
Squeeze half a lemon into a standard-sized mug. Boil some water and fill three-quarters of the way. Put in a splash of cold water to cool it down a little, and drink immediately.
DRINK MORE WATER
Lemon water is awesome, but water in general also has many benefits, including preventing fatigue, clearing your skin, and aiding in weight loss. It’s commonly recommended to drink at least 8 8-oz glasses of water each day, which is about half a gallon. Water has always been my drink of choice, and the great thing about it is that it goes great with all meals.
INCORPORATE MORE SALADS INTO YOUR WEEKLY MEALS
I think we all know the benefits of eating your veggies. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like most vegetables. I’ll eat spinach, corn, and the occasional carrot, but that’s about it. I do enjoy a good salad every once in awhile. I’ve recently fallen in love with Wendy’s Salads. Their vegetables are chopped fresh each day, and they only use premium all-white meat chicken breasts. You can see the journey of the veggies to your plate in these videos.
Even if you’re like me, and don’t enjoy vegetables, you’ll still love their salads, and they have several different kinds to choose from, including my two favorites Spicy Chicken Caesar salad and BBQ Ranch Chicken salad. I love the lemon garlic Caesar dressing that the Spicy Chicken Caesar salad is dressed with.
And of course I love anything with ranch. Their BBQ Ranch Chicken salad was absolutely divine. I love the BBQ ranch dressing, and it also came with croutons on the side that I quickly added to my salad. I got the half size, which is only 300 calories. Insane, right? Plus, it contains two servings of vegetables. You can taste the freshness of the salads, which makes it easy to incorporate them into your meals a few times a week.
TAKE THE STAIRS
This is just an old school way of saying walk a little more. You may not want to take daily walks or runs, but that shouldn’t stop you from being more active. Even if you don’t have stairs around, you should make it a point to take more steps during your day. Skip the elevator, take the scenic route, take a break from your desk and just walk around a little.
What advice would you give someone trying to live a healthier lifestyle?