How To Start a Healthy Lifestyle
Are you tired of just talking about it? Are you ready to stop coming up with every excuse as to why you can’t start living a healthier lifestyle?
If this sounds like you, we are so excited for you! Starting a lifestyle of optimal health and wellness may feel daunting, but with these simple tips you’ll be living your best life in no time (especially with a little help when it comes to the superfoods part!).
What Are the Cornerstones of a Healthy Lifestyle?
Health is about more than just what you consume. Sure, eating a well-balanced diet is important for good health, but a healthy lifestyle is more than that. The cornerstones of a healthy life are diet, exercise, and habits. If you've ever tried to work on one of these cornerstones without the other two, you've probably noticed you didn’t get too far.
Let’s say you decide one day you want to start focusing on your health, so you start working out. But if you continue to grab those greasy burgers for dinner on the way home every day, you may not see the results you want.
That greasy food can also leave you feeling sluggish and heavy, so you end up skipping your workout for the day. Without a strong plan and healthy habits, you will likely start working out for a few days and then stop when something else comes up on your schedule.
Without supporting all three cornerstones, it is hard to follow through with a healthy lifestyle. By consistently eating a healthy diet, supporting your body through exercise, and prioritizing healthy habits, you will be able to see the long-term changes you are looking for!
How Can I Start Eating To Better Support My Body?
Eating healthy is probably the first thing you think about when moving towards a healthy lifestyle. Adding whole foods to your diet like fresh fruits, vegetables, gluten-free grains, lean protein, and healthy fats is a great place to start.
That said, changing your diet can sometimes be more difficult than you think. We tend to have an emotional response when it comes to food and what we eat. Having tools in place to help keep you on track can help you make these changes for good.
Use the Kroma 5-Day Reset and Daily Essentials To Live the Kroma Lifestyle
Changing your diet to incorporate better ingredients can be hard, especially if you are used to eating all the highly processed foods around every corner in modern-day America. Without a real lifestyle plan, it is easy to fall back into eating pizza and all the other junk food that makes for a quick and easy snack or lunch during a busy day.
If you are ready to jump-start your healthy lifestyle in a way that’s actually sustainable and easy to incorporate into your day-to-day, you need the Kroma 5-Day Reset.
At Kroma, we are simplifying how people incorporate functional superfood nutrition into everyday life, while making it taste so good you won't believe it’s this good for you.
Our 5-Day Reset brings you an easy-to-follow, easy-to-prepare program filled with the best superfoods and adaptogens to nourish your body and help you move wellness-forward.
Each day, your body and your tastebuds will be nourished with energizing lattes, filling porridge, revitalizing elixirs, nutrient-dense broths, and refreshing smoothies.
The best part? Everything is convenient and instant.
Our Reset helps you ditch the deprivation and re-establish new, healthy habits so you can begin living your best, healthiest life.
After you’ve completed the Reset, you should continue to incorporate our Daily Essentials into your day-to-day to help ensure that you’re continuing healthy habits and fueling your body the way it deserves to be fueled.
Mindfully Incorporate New Ingredients
When you begin your healthy eating journey, look at what you usually reach for. Starting a food journal can be helpful to see any patterns and eating habits you have. Once you see some of the areas you need to alter, think about healthy switches you can make.
If you start every day with an overly sweetened cup of coffee from your favorite coffeehouse chain, switch it out with our Beauty Matcha Latte. It will give you the natural boost of energy you are looking for while providing you with antioxidants, L-theanine, and collagen.
You don't have to take away all of your favorite foods; the occasional slice of pizza or cake happens, and that’s absolutely okay.
The important thing is to start switching out some of your old go-tos with new foods that are better for your body.
For example, if you eat rice on a regular basis, prioritize brown rice. It has a better vitamin, mineral, fiber, and antioxidant profile compared to processed white rice.
One of the best things you can do is update your pantry with better-for-you foods. That way, when you get a craving for something, you have healthy options within reach.
Snacks are another area where it is easy to reach for junky processed foods (like chocolate and chips) that can spike your blood sugar and leave you feeling heavy and sluggish. Healthy snacks that incorporate a variety of fruits, nuts, and vegetables will help give you the energy you need to get through the day and keep you on track.
At Kroma, we love sipping on nourishing bone broth to curb snack cravings and satiate our bodies.
Do you normally reach for sugary drinks or soft drinks like sodas during the day? Switch them out for a smoothie, fresh juice, or a glass of water — spritz up your water with lemon, lime, cucumber, and other fresh fruit for a refreshing yet hydrating drink!
You can also go for either of Kroma’s hydrating and nourishing elixirs, our Supergreens Elixir, which is packed with over 76 superfoods and vitamins, and our Cranberry Hydration Elixir, with added electrolytes to give your water a little extra boost.
How Can I Incorporate Exercise Into My Daily Routine?
Exercise is critical for a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity can increase your energy levels for the day. Low-intensity workouts, like walking, swimming, jogging, and biking, are easy ways to get into regular exercise.
When you start a healthy lifestyle, it is normal to have big plans. You think, “I am going to work out seven days a week for at least one hour.” Well, when you go from hardly working out at all to forcing yourself into hour-long high-intensity workouts, that plan may last for about two days. You’ll end up exhausted and with sore muscles, and you’ll likely quit before the first week is over.
Instead of going too big too quickly, start small. Start by going on a short walk after you eat lunch — even just 10-15 minutes. Park your car a little farther away from the storefront so you have to take some extra steps. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Making small changes can start to make a big difference.
Make It Fun
Exercise doesn’t have to be something you dread; make it fun! Do you love to dance? Put on your favorite music and dance around the house or take a dance class. If you have kids, play with them outside or at the park. Join in on their “floor is lava” game.
Exercise doesn’t have to be in a stuffy gym to count. You can go on hikes, give rock climbing a try, or bounce around on a trampoline. Anything you do that moves your body counts as exercise, so it’s important to find something you love.
How Can I Build Healthy Habits?
Healthy eating and exercise are habits we create to live a healthier lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle may protect us from certain health problems or disorders that may be caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices. Making these changes can be hard to commit to, but with the right tools to build healthy habits, you are sure to be successful.
The Kroma 5-Day Lifestyle Reset is the first step in re-establishing healthy habits by giving your body delicious, functional whole foods and beverages to start you on a journey towards a lifestyle of long-term wellness.
Write Down Your Goals and Build a Healthy Daily Routine
What do you hope to gain from a healthier lifestyle? Perhaps you want to protect yourself from current or future health problems, get to a healthier weight, or simply establish a lifestyle of clean eating. Whatever your goal is, write it down, and make a routine of keeping track of your health.
Healthy daily routines can also include meditation and getting a good night’s sleep. Adding in our Majik Matcha, 24K Chicken Bone Broth, and Supergreens Elixir can become a simple daily habit that helps you reach your goals.
Find a Support System
If you are having a hard time finding the motivation to eat healthier or exercise, phone a friend! Working out with a friend can help you stay more motivated and consistent. It can also help you to be more adventurous. Have you been wanting to try paddleboard yoga but are a little nervous about going alone? Call up a friend and ask them to join.
Eating better is always more fun with a buddy, too. You and your support person can help each other find new recipes with delicious flavors to exchange. If you are having a hard day sticking to your new habits, it’s nice to have someone to text or call to help hold you accountable for the goals you have written down.
There are three cornerstones to a healthy lifestyle: eating right, moving your body, and building healthy habits. When you focus on these three things, you will see the amazing benefits that a healthy lifestyle can bring today and well into the future.
Kroma Wellness is here for you every step of the way. With our 5-Day Lifestyle Reset program, you will have the tools you need to jump-start your journey to health.
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