Sneaking healthy habits into your daily life may actually be easier than you think. Nicknamed the “Stealth Movement”, these are a few tips to create a healthier lifestyle. From your morning shower to the evening news, there are at least 2,400 ways to sneak healthy activities into daily living! Over time, the following tips can make a big difference in your lifestyle.

In order to improve nutrition, consider buying whole foods to use in place of processed foods whenever possible. Reject food and drinks that are made with corn syrup, and consider starting each dinner with a mixed green salad. Not only will the salad fill you up and reduce your appetite for foods with higher calories, but will count for a serving of vegetables.

If you are looking to improve physical fitness, try doing a squat every time you pick something up. When you’re stopped at a traffic light, tighten your thighs and release as many times as you can. This will firm leg muscles and aid in improving blood flow. Whenever you’re standing in a line, lift one foot just slightly off the ground and alternate feet every few minutes. This will place extra stress on your opposing foot, ankle, calf, and thigh and will help tone and firm muscles.

In regards to stress control, try giving your partner a hug every day before work. When you can, have a good cry. Crying can actually boost your immune system, reduce levels of stress hormones, eliminate depression, and help you think more clearly. Twice a day, take time away to breathe deeply for three-to-five minutes.

If you wish to improve your quality of sleep, consider sprinkling just-washed sheets and pillowcases with lavender water. Lavender has been shown to promote relaxation, which can lead to better sleep. You could also buy a new pillow. Pillows with an indent in the center can enhance sleep quality and reduce neck pain. Lastly, eat a handful of walnuts before bed. You’ll be giving yourself a boost of fiber and essential fatty acids along with tryptophan, a natural sleep-inducer.

To conclude, if you are looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle but do not necessarily have the time to do so, try the above tips. They take very little time out of your day, and in conjunction with each other, can lead to healthier choices for a healthier life. At Tranquiliti Wellness Center, we are dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles through smarter choices. If you are interested in the Central Florida wellness services we offer, please give us a call today at (407)448-0244.