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12 Simple Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle This Year

Living life to the fullest can be tough sometimes - juggling all those activities we deem essential for a happy, healthy lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to feel like an uphill battle; with mindful planning and dedication you too can find balance in your day-to-day routine!


Get creative: break up that marathon training into small chunks or try out some new low effort recipes as part of your meal plan – whatever works best for you personally on this journey towards a healthy lifestyle is what counts most.

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12 Simple Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle This Year

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be intimidating! Sure, it could involve grand projects and fitness challenges—but most of the time, simple everyday actions can make an even bigger impact. Little changes done consistently are often enough for major results in health—so why not give them a try?

Here are 12 Simple tips to live a happier and more healthy lifestyle this year—all simple, easy things that can be seamlessly incorporated into your daily life:


1. Drink Water First Thing In The Morning

Wanting to jump start that healthy lifestyle? Replace your morning cup of joe with a refreshing glass of water to really start your day! Not only will you stay hydrated, but it may also help improve digestion and give you an energy boost for the rest of the day. So sip up – your body deserves it!


2. Taking The Stairs More Will Spark That Healthy Lifestyle

Get your daily dose of exercise without the hassle - taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a great way to add physical activity into your routine and that healthy lifestyle your craving! Plus, you can get some added benefit for strengthening and conditioning that core.


3. A Healthy Lifestyle Starts With More Veggies

Eating healthier doesn't have to be complicated - simply make sure half your plate is filled with veggies for every meal. Not only are veggies packed full of essential vitamins and minerals to help you live a healthy lifestyle, but their high-fiber content helps digestion which can keep you feeling fuller longer! So why not give it a try – your body will thank you later!


4. Add A Fitness Tracker To Count Steps

Get moving! Keeping track of your steps is a surefire way to make sure you're staying on top of your healthy lifestyle each day. 10,000 steps daily and 250 hourly can bring huge rewards for both mental and physical wellbeing.


5. Add A Green Smoothie To Your Healthy Lifestyle

Not sure how to get your daily dose of veggies in? Check out a list of delicious green smoothie recipes for a simple, on-the-go breakfast or snack that you won't be able to resist! No meal prepping required - just blend and sip away the goodness.


Don't have time to make a green smoothie yourself? That's ok! Come on in to Mission Organic to try one of our super smoothies today!


6. What Out For Toxic Skincare and Personal Care Products

Your skin is not only your largest organ, it's also an absorbent sponge! To help keep your skin in tip-top shape, reduce the toxic burden on your body, and ultimately create a healthy lifestyle switch to non-toxic personal care products.

7. Add Real Food Into Your Diet

Eating real, whole food ingredients is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Think of your grandma when you’re grocery shopping and look for foods that she would recognize – an apple, cucumber or steak are great examples!

Opt-out from any packaged items as much as possible - these usually contain loads of processed additives which we don’t need! Simple products like butter, olive oil and yogurt made with one (or few) natural components make all the difference in providing our bodies with nutritious fuel.


8. Getting Sunlight Everyday Will Boost Overall Health

Vitamin D plays a major role in a healthy lifestyle, so it's important to take the time for some much needed sunshine! Let those rays hit your skin for at least 30 minutes each day—especially during afternoon hours. Keep an eye on wintertime though; that low sun exposure can make supplementation or food sources of vitamin D beneficial.


9. Getting Enough Sleep Is Vital For a Healthy Lifestyle

A good night's sleep is essential for adults! To ensure you're getting the best rest possible, make use of these helpful tips. Try to keep your bedroom cool at nighttime and avoid blue light screens before bedtime—7-9 hours each night will do wonders towards improving quality of zzzs and putting you on track towards a healthy lifestyle.


10. Choose Organic Foods When Possible

There's no doubt about it - organic foods are a big way to improve on your healthy lifestyle! Not only do they nourish your body in a healthier and more natural way, but their production also helps take care of our environment.


Moreover, choosing organic aids farmers who work hard day-to-day cultivating these products with love for all of us. This is why here at Mission Organic we support local and buy organic produce as much as possible.


12. Manage Your Stress With Self-Care Activities

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life, but chronic stress can have serious consequences on both your physical and emotional wellbeing. It’s important to recognize the causes of stress for you personally – whether it be an upcoming deadline or a certain situation.

Just as importantly though is finding ways that work for YOU to release any built-up tension when things become overwhelming so you are better equipped to cope with challenging times down the track!


These are just a few of the amazing things you could start doing today to lead you to a healthy lifestyle and a healthier you. Mission Organic is on a "mission" to support our community in making informed decisions about their health by providing organic, healthy foods. We'd love to have you come visit the cafe.

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