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The life we live is all about experiencing new things, taking on new challenges, making mistakes and learning from them, and working towards becoming the person you’re meant to be. Habits form routine behaviors and it takes about 66 days to learn and unlearn a behavior pattern.

While you may be feeling young, wild, and free, your decisions today directly impact your life down the road. No one is perfect and it is good to be open to make changes for the better. When it comes to our health, there are certain things we cannot ignore.
Science proves that certain behaviors are linked to being healthy and longevity while others affect us negatively.

All it takes to ensure you’re giving yourself the best chance at a long, happy life is dropping some bad health habits we are accustomed to. The simple choices you make today will set you up for future success or a life of pain and misery. Here are some key habits we should beware of and how to make better choices.

1. Not getting enough sleep

One of the biggest bad health habits plaguing us is not getting enough sleep. Eight hours of sleep is said to be the healthy ideal, but between late nights at high-pressure jobs and staying out super late on weekends to blow off steam, many of us are unable to meet this quota. It’s proven that lack of sleep affects you throughout the day and undesirable things happen to your body when you sleep poorly. Sleep deprivation affects our body’s immune system, hormone levels, mood, and decreases our ability to focus. Unhealthy bedtime habits and sleeping late in the night can are a sure way to make things worse.
Break from that habit:

You need to be proactive about making effort to get more sleep. One way to achieve this is to avoid caffeine for eight hours before bedtime and to remove distractions as you wind down for the evening. Watching your favorite show at the end of a workday might seem ideal, but you’re apt to fall asleep with your laptop in your bed much later than planned and your quality of sleep will suffer for it. Have an evening routine that signals to your body that it’s time to catch some Zs. Block out excess light from gadgets like phones, tablets, Lap top or TV for over one hour before your sleeping time to prepare for a good sleep.

2. Not Drinking Enough Water

Water accounts for 70 percent of our body so it’s not too surprising that drinking water benefits your total body health. Staying hydrated helps to keep your memory sharp, your mood stable and your motivation intact. Keeping up with your fluids intake helps your skin to stay supple, your body cool when it’s hot, allows your muscles and joints to work better and help clean toxins from your body via the kidneys.

How much water should you be drinking? Your body weight divide by 9 will give you a good indicator of the glass of water you should take per day. (we get an additional 2 1/2 cups of fluid from food and fruits in your diet contains ample vegetables and fruits not junk.) The best way to know if you’re adequately hydrated is to monitor your urine color: if it’s light yellow (the color of lemonade), that means you’re drinking enough water.

3. Breakfast

Every morning on waking up, we start the day by taking warm water with lemon, turmeric , ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera to clean the gut and prepare for breakfast . Science has been updating us for years that the most important meal of the day is breakfast, yet for busy ladies and gentlemen, it’s the meal most often skipped. It’s easy to rush out of your apartment and rely on a cup of coffee to start the day . Skipping this first meal of the day can have serious consequences for your health. There are scientific reasons to eat breakfast like a king, including kick starting your metabolism, improving your mental functioning, and encouraging you to make healthy choices later.

Your total wellness is our concern.

With Profound Respect,
Coach Maina Azimio.

ICF- Accredited Certified Professional Coach,
Conference Speaker and Corporate Trainer in Wellness.
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