FACT: We all have habits. Habits are a part of who we are as humans, which is why it is important to incorporate as many healthy habits into our lives as possible. But, as much as we tell ourselves we are going to eat well, exercise more, and ultimately live a better life, actions speak louder than words and procrastination is a real thing (all thanks to Instagram!).
Although the terms ‘healthy’ and ‘happy’ don’t sound like they belong in the same sentence, Alessandra Ambrosio is living proof that you can watch what you eat, live an active lifestyle, and be happy all at the same time. Here are 8 healthy swaps that will help guide you toward your best self:
Why drive when you can WALK
Sure it’s easy to hop in the car to your next destination, but any place within a 1-mile radius should be considered walking distance. Next time you’re tempted to drive (when you know you can walk): Take a stroll!
Dine IN not out
Although visiting a restaurant sounds easier than cooking a meal, those costs add up over time and aren’t worth the paycheck cut. Making your own food will allow for you to control the portion size, use familiar ingredients, track your nutrition, and can even double as a fun date night when you cool with your bae!
READ, Don’t Watch
Reducing technology distractions before bed will maximize your chances of getting your much-needed beauty rest. Instead of watching TV, texting, or browsing social media before bed, opt for an activity that doesn’t involve a bright screen, like reading a book!
Forgo the Fries for SALAD
“Would you like fries with that?” Yes… but do you really need them? Next time you’re at a restaurant, ask what the other side options are. Side salads, fruit plates, or grilled vegetables are delicious, healthy options!
Tanning Oil SUNSCREEN
We all strive to maximize our tanning potential, but Alessandra knows that the key to a goddess-like tan is time. A gradual tan will produce better coloring, last longer, and reduce sun-related skin irritation. Basically, skipping out on the SPF is not an option — NO, NO, NO!
Don’t Throw Away, REUSE
First off, bottled water is expensive (and bad for the environment!). Instead of constantly throwing away your plastic bottles, opt for a cute reusable water bottle you can fill up anywhere!
SILK Over Cotton
Have you caught on with the silk pillowcase trend? Well, they are amazing. Not only do they reduce hair breakage while you sleep, but the anti-aging benefits will also have you looking and feeling better in the morning!