Good Lifestyle Habits For Your Best Life! 11 Tips!

By | February 3, 2014

What Are Good Lifestyle Habits For Your Best Life?

Do you have good lifestyle habits for your best healthy lifestyle? I heard once that it takes 21 consecutive days to develop a good habit. Here are 11 tips for good lifestyle habits. Today I found this most interesting article from Shawna the ‘Female Fat Loss Over Forty’ Guru.  I like this article because the author walks her talk!  In today’s world I find that vital because so many live in forced mediocrity.  Saying one this and doing something opposite.  I like the good habits for a healthy lifestyle tips the author provides here because they are most certainly doable for anyone!

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A Few Good Lifestyle Habits

It takes a long time to establish a fit and healthy lifestyle. If you were to look at mine, you’d probably think I’m the most boring, non-spontaneous person around. And you’d probably be right to a certain extent. I know what works for me to keep me feeling good though, and I do all I can to keep doing what seems to be working.

I learned this early in life. I was a serious competitive swimmer and spent morning and night in the pool. I was probably the only kid whose parents never told to go to bed. I had to get up before five most mornings to be in the water for 5:30 am. I remember getting up at 2:30 am sometimes and my mom coming into the kitchen and asking what I was doing. I’d be eating breakfast and getting ready to go, I’d be so worried that I’d miss my alarm that I’d misread the clock and just get up and get going.

Now granted, that’s just weird for a 10 year old. One thing I knew though was that in order to feel good in the day, in order to get my morning and evening swim workouts in and to feel good all day in school, I needed to sleep. So off I’d go to bed every night in the daylight to get my sleep.

I guess you could call me a disciplined person. I was not really born that way; I just learned that I didn’t enjoy feeling over tired and cranky. When I didn’t get enough sleep Id get stomach upset, head aches and have no energy. I learned an easy solution and applied it. That’s not discipline so much as common sense.

Here are  eleven tips that may be helpful for you to create good lifestyle habits for your best life:

  • Make food count

Stop mindless eating and make a promise to be more mindful of what goes in your mouth. Then promise yourself that everything you eat should have some nutritional benefit.

  • Don’t starve yourself

This is slow down your metabolism and makes it more difficult to lose weight. Eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism revved up.

  • Go for the most decadent

If you’re going to splurge for a dessert, go for the very best. Make it an occasional occurrence, but truly enjoy it. A quality treat of what you really want is more satisfying and will likely result in not overeating.

  • Find exercise that you love

It’s so much easier to do an activity when you love it. Spend the time to learn about yourself and what you like to do so that you can incorporate it daily.

  •  Workout with a friend

I don’t train with anyone currently, but in the past this has been a great way to keep commitment, motivation and energy up for any workout.

  • Be uncomfortable

Seriously, if you can talk all through any kind of workout, you’re clearly not working hard enough. If you want your body to change, you need to challenge it.

  • Try a fitness date

See if your significant other would be interested in a date that involves fitness. You may just end up between the sheets for more intimate fitness with the fun that exercise brings to a relationship.

  • Treat yourself

Give yourself something to look forward to, whether it’s a special meal or an outing. Break up your every day life with special moments that create memories.

  • Turn off the TV

Exercise your brain by reading a book if you need some down time. Honestly, what good has ever come of watching TV? At the very least, limit your viewing to what you really enjoy and stop the time wasting habit of turning it on just because.

  • Enjoy some quiet

Life is so busy that if you look at your day, there may be very little time when there is no back ground noise, people, traffic, whatever. It’s hard to ‘think’ in this chaos. Give yourself 10 minutes a day to do nothing, hear nothing and just let yourself enjoy some quiet and think clearly.

  • Sleep!

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This brings me back to the start of this conversation. I think going to bed is one of my favourite things. I know that after a busy day, I look forward to crawling into a warm bed and turning off my head.

And, I know that tomorrow will be a great day when I give myself at least seven hours of shut eye. You need to figure out how much sleep you require to feel great and then just sleep. If I can figure this out as a 10 year old, surely this isn’t that hard a lesson.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you that my program helps you to get in these good lifestyle habits.

Follow this link: Go HERE to find out more great tips for fat burning from Female Fat Loss Expert, Shawna K.

So there you have it Shawna’s 11 tips to help you develop good lifestyle habits for your best life.  My favorite tip is “be uncomfortable”.  I find when I go here my training is amazing, feels great and results are exactly what I need.  My most challenging tip is “sleep”!  I do find it most challenging to get to bed at 10:30 each night however I continue to work on this one.

Your turn!  Which is your favourite tip and which one is most challenging for you?  Leave your comments in the area below and be sure to Like, and Share if you found value.

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What are the good lifestyle habits for a healthy lifestyle you have created?

 




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55 thoughts on “Good Lifestyle Habits For Your Best Life! 11 Tips!

  1. kay adeola

    Great tips, I love when it is time for bed and also i enjoy some quiet time everyday 🙂

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  2. lawna

    I love all of the tips although I have been actually trying to impliment a couple of them into my life lately. I am trying to get more rest at night and am thinking about starting to go on some “Fitness dates” with my hub soon.

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  3. Ronnie

    I REALLY need to pay attention to you Wendy. :/ You always have such valuable tips for healthier living and I need to integrate them into my life.. more sleep & better eating habits over everything else.

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    1. amanda

      Mine is sleep for sure. I do okay 70% of the time on eating but the other 30… yeah, makes up for it plus more!

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      1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

        In our modern world sleep can be a challenge! Thanks for connecting. Let me know if I can help

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  4. Michele

    Now, if I could only convince my cat that I could really use 8 straight hours of sleep–she wakes me up every 4 hours but in her defense she does try to get me into bed early! She also approves of afternoon naps for me–but again not more then 4 hours. Just recently I have begun eating poorly again–this has to stop! And I can not blame that on Baby!!

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  5. Amber Edwards

    These are some fantastic tips for a healthy lifestyle. I need to do better at keeping my metabolism up and eating every few hours.

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  6. Amber NElson

    I needed these reminders thank you. I need to get back on track.

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  7. Sarah Bailey

    I’m trying to swim more this year – I can’t do anywhere near as much as I used to – but it’s nice to be in the water. x

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  8. Jennifer Williams

    I have been doing the get healthy dance for a while. I have the fitness side down and actually have the eating side down but the Diet Cherry Pepsi is my weakness. I take two steps away and one step back all the time. I actually walked away for 4 months and went back so that 21 day rule does not work for me.

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  9. Amanda Love

    Those are really great tips. I don’t know if I’ll be able to eat every 2-3 hours. With my job sometimes i skip breakfast and lunch altogether which isn’t good. I don’t get much sleep either. If I followed all your tips I would be so much better off.

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  10. Theresa

    YES to all of these tips! I especially love the Be Uncomfortable one. My husband chastised me for how slow I was riding the exercise bike one day, asking if I was really pushing myself. I realized that I had been on it for 30 minutes and hadn’t even broke a sweat. I am more conscious now of how uncomfortable I can make myself during my workouts.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      That is awesome! How are you feeling as a result of this one action step? Thanks for connecting and let me know if I can help

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting and I agree that sleep is important. I heard it said a few times that if most people only got more sleep all of their health issues would disappear

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  11. Veronica

    All wonderful tips! Healthy living seems to elude so many because of the junky food that is being sold as real food in stores

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes definitely junky foods are a problem for many! This fake foods would not be in the stores if we as consumers didn’t purchase them. Thanks for connecting

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      So very true! It is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as we get older for our independence and quality of life

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Lack of time is an interesting belief! We all have the same 24 hours in the day. How can you find 20-30 minutes for your better self? Let me know if I can help

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  12. Ashley Gill

    These are guidelines I follow pretty closely. Right now I can’t seem to find a form of exercise that I can enjoy. I like to run outside but with inches of snow on the ground and it getting dark way too early I am suffering! This lady needs a treadmill!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes finding something you enjoy is vital to success! Have you ever used kettlebells? Super fun, challenging and can be done at home. Let me know if I can help

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks! How are you doing with your NYE promises? Let me know if I can help

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      What would more consistent look and feel like for good habits for you? Do those. Let me know if I can help

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  13. Nikki

    These are all fantastic tips. Especially the one about not starving yourself. I’ve tried that and it doesn’t work. Plus it’s just so unhealthy!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting. Sounds like you have some experience on this tip! 🙂 Let me know if I can help

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  14. Marielle Altenor

    Theses are some really great steps to a healthy lifestyle. I really need to implement the eating every 2-3 hours. I tend to eat once or twice during the day and by 10 i’m starving and will grab really un-healthy things.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      To make a positive change my question would be what do you want to do? You see the results now and what do you want your eating patterns to look and feel like? Do that! Let me know if I can help

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  15. Rachee

    Good tips. My boyfriend and I are working in having date night gym sessions. I have trouble getting to bed at a decent hour. I’m going to work on that.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks! Awesome to hear about date gym night. What a great way to spend time together. Yes in our modern day I find it challenging to get to bed a proper time as well. I work on a minute earlier each day. Has been easier to achieve. Let me know if I can help

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  16. Melanie Roberts

    Great post..thanks for sharing some of your tips to be healthy this year.. I need to drink more water and I really should eat 2-3 small meals instead of one a day… I know..I know.. will work on that

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thank you! When we live in the “shoulds” it seems life is not so much fun as we tend to make ourself wrong! What is one thing you could pick and DO to get out of the “Shoulds”? Do that! Let me know if I can help

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  17. Michelle

    I’ve heard that statistic about habits before. Very true. Thank you for sharing the healthy lifestyle tips.

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  18. Fan R @TeddyOutReady

    21 days sound quite good for aquiring new good habits especially for a Healthy Lifestyle, I like the steps, need only add them to my life, my health is not good at all.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      If your “health is not good at all” what are you waiting for? Action will help you turn your situation around. Pick one thing and do it for 21 days, develop that habit and then do another. I have lived with poor health and good health and I can tell you for sure life is better when you feel better. Let me know if I can help

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  19. Mina Slater

    My lifestyle could stand to be healthier. Mainly because I don’t get enough rest or exercise. My eating habits are good though. I’d like to start walking more. .. and if course sleeping better! Lol

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      The easiest way to move forward to better health is by taking action. Get out and walk. Find a friend enjoy the company and move. Let me know if I can help

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  20. Sharyn

    I am so looking forward to receiving my new bike and riding it to the grocery store instead of the car.
    Thanks for the reminders!

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Bike riding is fantastic! What a great way to get groceries!

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  21. Francene Stanley

    Great tips. I agree with every one of them. Most of all, I love sleeping and then can’t wait to get up in the morning and get on with another day.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thank you! What a wonderful way to look at sleep! Enjoy it and then the excitement of a new day. Thanks for sharing that Francene

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  22. Suzanne Stavert

    Great tips. I especially believe in exercise. Do anything! Even if it’s a walk around the block. Start somewhere and definitely do what makes you happy! If you don’t like the activity, you will never continue and you must continue moving forever! Visiting from SITS

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Absolutely Suzanne! Start somewhere and do what makes you happy is so important when it comes to optimal health! Thanks for adding to the conversation.

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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      So great to hear that good habits have done well for you! Thanks for connecting

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