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Healthy Habits - Healthy Life


Healthy habits are behaviors that contribute to overall well-being and promote physical, mental, and emotional health. Adopting and maintaining these habits can lead to a more fulfilling and balanced life. Here are some key healthy habits to start this new year.

  • Regular Exercise: 

  • Engage in at least 150 minutes (approx. 20 min./day) of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week. 

  • Include strength training exercises at least two days a week. 

  • Balanced Nutrition: 

  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 

  • Limit/remove processed foods, added sugars, and excessive salt intake. 

  • Stay hydrated. Drink adequate amounts of water daily.  Avoid sugary drinks!

  • Adequate Sleep: 

  • Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night. 

  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule and create a relaxing bedtime routine. 

  • Avoid screen time within 2 hours of bedtime.

  • Stress Management: 

  • Practice stress-reducing activities such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or mindfulness. 

  • Take breaks and prioritize activities that bring joy and relaxation. 

  • Hygiene and Health Screenings: 

  • Maintain good personal hygiene habits, including regular handwashing. 

  • Be proactive about your health.

  • Limit Alcohol and Avoid Smoking: 

  • Consume alcohol in moderation, if at all. 

  • Avoid smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke. 

  • Stay Socially Connected: 

  • Cultivate and maintain healthy relationships with friends and family. 

  • Prioritize time with loved ones and engage in positive social activities. 

  • Continuous Learning: 

  • Stimulate your mind by learning new things, whether through reading, taking courses, or pursuing hobbies. 

  • Mindful Eating: 

  • Choose healthy foods for balanced nutrition

  • Eat slowly and savor your food, paying attention to hunger and fullness cues. 

  • Good Posture and Ergonomics: 

  • Maintain proper posture, especially if you have a desk job. 

  • Take hourly breaks to stretch if you spend long hours sitting. 

  • Gratitude Practice: 

  • Cultivate a positive outlook by practicing gratitude. 

  • Reflect on the things you're thankful for regularly. 

  • Hobbies and Recreation: 

  • Engage in activities you enjoy to reduce stress and enhance overall well-being. 

  • Make time for hobbies and recreational activities that bring you joy. 

Remember that everyone's health needs are different, so it's essential to personalize these habits to suit your lifestyle and preferences. Making gradual changes and staying consistent over time will contribute to long-term health and well-being.


Desire Wellness Group can help you get to root cause of chronic symptoms, provide guidance and support to adopt healthy habits for a healthier, happier new year!


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