“Habits change into character.” –Ovid
There are LOTS of healthy habits you could adopt! I’m going to share with you my favorite 5 – they are easy; they don’t take a lot of time; they’re not complicated; and they can transform your health! But only if you commit to putting them into practice.
You have to decide a habit is worth it in order to stick with it. It has to become a non-negotiable. When something is non-negotiable, you just do it, no matter how you feel. That’s when you build character. And that’s when you can see amazing changes in your overall health.
So, let’s check out 5 of my favorite health habits that can drastically improve your health:
1. Move Your Body
We were made for movement! A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to all sorts of health issues. But getting up and getting your body moving can have wonderful health benefits! Here are just a few:
- Balanced Insulin Levels
- Better Sleep
- Combats Depression
- Boosts Circulation
- Increases Metabolism
- Aids the Body in Detoxification
- Improves Brain Function
- Prevents Disease
And exercise doesn’t have to be complicated. There are so many different types of workouts you can do to get healthy. Here are a few ideas:
- Strength Training
- Programs you can do at Home
- Gym Membership
The point is to find one you love, and make a HABIT of moving! My favorites are walking around my neighborhood (while listening to music or podcasts) and my BeachBody Programs that I can do at home on my computer.
2. Supplement Your Diet
It’s nearly impossible to get all the necessary nutrients we need from diet alone. That’s why taking high-quality, food-based supplements can be a game-changer for your health. Here are the supplements that I recommend as part of any basic supplement program:
- Multi-Vitamin and Mineral
- Omega Fatty Acids
- Antioxidant Formula
- Digestive Enzyme
These will help address many health issues and supply your body with essential nutrients to help it function at its best! They will also help to create balanced gut health. If you’ve been following me for very long, you know that I take and recommend dōTERRA’s Supplements – they are truly THE best supplements I’ve ever taken! And it’s not just me…Check out these results from a published clinical trial…
“In the clinical trial, 16 subjects were recruited to take the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements as directed for two months and continue with their normal diet and exercise habits. A blood sample was taken from each subject and a survey was administrated both before and after the two-month supplementation.
The following markers showed statistically significant improvement after supplementation: blood lipids, fasting insulin, cardiovascular biomarkers, EPA, and the AA/EPA ratio. These health biomarkers showed that doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements had positive effects on biochemical indicators of cardiovascular health, antioxidant status, inflammation levels, and blood glucose regulation.
Furthermore, all of the outcomes in the survey were improved after supplementation. The subjects reported more mental clarity, energy, motivation, control, balance, happiness, and several subjective measures of health improvement after taking doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack for two months.”
Pretty impressive! If you’re going to start a supplement program, make sure you know the quality of the products you’re taking and the company who is selling them. You want to make sure you’re getting what you paid for!
3. Drink Your Greens
One of the easiest ways to boost your nutrition on a daily basis is to commit to drinking one green drink every single day – it can be a fresh, green juice, a green smoothie or greens powder.
Green Drinks are truly Healthy Fast Food – They don’t take a lot of time to make, are packed with powerful nutrition, and can drastically improve your health. Here are just a few ways:
- Improve Digestion
- Aid in Weight Loss
- Clear up Your Skin
- Flood Your Body with Antioxidants
- Reduce Inflammation
- Combat Disease
Just get in your one green drink at some point during the day (it really doesn’t matter when)! I guarantee you will start craving more fresh, whole foods from this one simple habit.
4. Hydrate Your Body
You can survive for weeks without food but only a few days at most without water. Water is essential to life! Drinking water is an easy habit that can reap great health benefits. Here are just a few:
- Better Digestion & Elimination
- Improves Liver and Kidney Function
- Decreases Headaches
- Improves Energy Levels
- Give you Clear Skin
- Helps with Weight Management
Again, you can see how one simple habit can produce many health benefits! I recommend investing in some kind of water purifier for your home – there are many different types depending on your budget. The most effective at removing contaminants are Berkey Water Filters, Reverse Osmosis Filters, and Water Distillers. Here is what we use and love (affiliate link)!
5. Use High Quality Essential Oils
This is another super simple habit that can create numerous health benefits. There are many different oils that come from various plants, each with distinctive benefits for the body. You can use them:
💜Internally (only recommended with dōTERRA oils)
For example, scientist’s studied dōTERRA’s protective blend, OnGuard, for its effect on human cells. “Four different white blood cell co-cultures and one skin cell co-culture were exposed to the blend and subsequent changes in cellular activity were measured using biomarker analysis. The results showed that doTERRA On Guard may regulate many important pathways relevant to healthy inflammatory response, wound healing, cellular health, and immune response.”
Pretty amazing! I use oils throughout the day in our home and for my health. From diffusing energizing oils in the morning to applying hormone-balancing oils after my shower to taking supplements with oils in them, essential oils have become a huge part of my overall health!
I love kits that make healthy living easier, and that’s exactly what dōTERRA’s Daily Habits + Nutrition Kit does! Everything you need to jumpstart your health is included in this kit. If you have any questions, I’d love to help! Email me