Most counselors say there are two words you should not say - never and always. When it comes to staying fit and healthy you can toss that rule out the window! Below are my top 5 health habits you should never ever break especially as you age.
Bad Habit #1: Trashing your vegetables. How many of you recognize this scenario; you get ready to make dinner, reach for your veges to discover they've spoiled. You toss them without a second thought and move on to plan. Even if you throw a few veges here and there it really does add up budget-wise. If you buy organic produce you need to eat them in the next 2-3 days to get the most nutrients. Tossing just a few vegetables here and there can cost you between $10-$20 a week! It adds up fast so eat up!
Bad Habit #3: Wearing the same pair of exercise shoes. It's time to go shopping! If you're wearing the same shoes that you wore before you gave birth to a child, trust me when I say you're long overdue for a new pair of shoes. Ideally, you need replace your annually. In fact, get an extra pair and rotate them everyday. Depending on how often you run you may need to add a pair of running shoes and change them every six to twelve months. Please don't neglect your feet! Most foot problems are usually triggered by old rundown shoes. Don't let that be your story!
Bad Habit#2: Exercising without water. Not to sound like mom here but you really need to drink water when you exercise. Better yet, guzzle down some H2O before your workout to flush toxins, prevent cramping, and aid in post workout recovery. I recommend using a refillable bottle (my green push), with filtered water if possible. Consider your water bottle an official part of your workout gear.
In my next post I'll discuss the next two health habits you should never break, period!