New Years’ Habits to Cultivate a Healthy Home
In today’s age, we live very fast-paced lives. We run errand after errand, making sure kids are fed, work is done, and enjoying life along the way. It’s hard to keep our health a priority when everything else seems to be “more important.” It’s the end of 2021, and maybe you’ve decided it’s time for that to change in the new year. Here are some simple habits you can maintain to cultivate a healthy home.
I’m sure we’ve all been told at some point, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, the saying isn’t popular without reason. However, with busy schedules, it seems almost impossible to make time for a nutritious breakfast first thing in the morning.
If your morning habit is to drink a cup of coffee first before anything else, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. You’re telling your body it’s time to go without having given it any fuel yet! This poor habit can lead to adrenal fatigue and can cause a domino effect leaving you feeling drained and performing at low levels.
Eating a nutrient-dense breakfast sets your body up for success. You can rest assured that you and your family will have the fuel you need each day. You may find your kids feel more energized throughout the day, you don’t hit an afternoon slump, and your workouts may feel more effective too!
Spend Time Outdoors
Spending time outside can add a multitude of benefits to your health. Waking up early every morning and experiencing the early sunshine on your skin helps to regulate your circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm (internal clock) helps regulate your eating habits by signaling the body to create proper proteins for digestion. It also helps your body learn when to wake and when to sleep.
Another benefit to spending time outside is vitamin D. Vitamin D is used in our bodies for a variety of reasons. It helps to produce necessary hormones like melatonin and serotonin. Both of which are used to help us sleep better and affect our moods. It is believed that over a billion people are deficient in vitamin D and that this deficiency can lead to a myriad of health issues. Making sure you and your family spend an adequate amount of time out in the sun is a free and easy new years habit that can help you cultivate a healthy home.
When we don’t sleep well, the people around us usually tend to notice. Maybe you look a little haggard, or you’re a bit grumpier than usual. These, however, are not the only issues to arise from poor sleep habits. During sleep, your body restores and heals, so it is imperative that you sleep well. This healing process can only take place during REM, so if you’re having restless sleep, your body may not have the chance to recover.
Studies have shown that there’s a link between sleep and dementia. Since we don’t know just how poor sleep habits can affect the body long-term, it’s wise to prioritize good sleep. This may mean turning off electronics when the sun goes down. This will help ensure that your eyes aren’t flooded with artificial blue light, which can disrupt your circadian rhythm. Another step you can take is to turn off your wifi and bluetooth in the home to limit the amount of EMFs, which can also disrupt your sleep.
While some New Year’s resolutions require much upkeep and money to stick to, you can work towards a healthier home with these simple lifestyle changes. There’s no need to spend tons of money on new gym equipment if your body doesn’t have the foundation of good health. Use these New Years’ habits to cultivate a healthy home in 2022.
Taking steps to clean up your lifestyle, no matter how small, will always be beneficial. At Intuitive Health Restoration, we work on any issues the body may have during the healing process your body is making. A well-rounded program works the best. One that cleans the gut, the organs, promotes drainage, and handles the neuroendocrine system. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take a positive step towards health restoration.