In a recent podcast from Robin Sharma, I came across a simple but powerful quote.
Health is a crown on the well person’s head that only an ill person can see.
There is enormous truth in this message. We often undermine the importance of health. When we try to spring back, it is often late.
One effective way is to embed healthy habits in your daily life. Even better, make these habits really simple. Human brain’s first reaction to change is fear. By making the change simple and easy, you trick the brain into it.
Here are some healthy habits that you can instantly cultivate, with less effort and time.
- Take the stairs – You can start this today! Whenever possible take the stairs. Do you work on the 30th floor? No worries. Get down at the 25th and climb the rest!
- Stand during the commute – Human bodies aren’t designed to sit for hours. Standing table at work is perfect. If that’s not your game, then consider standing during the commute in public transport
- Get down a ‘bus stop’ before – This is my favorite and it works if you take the bus! Get down one stop earlier and walk. Doesn’t take more than 10 minutes and helps you meet your daily step goals
- Stop taking sodas – Sodas offer no tangible value to you! They bloat your tummy, increase the sugar levels and leave you wanting for more. Sometimes they are justified after a heavy workout on a sunny day, but otherwise a strict no-no
- Minimize SSJ! – Sugar, Salt, Junk – Keep them in check! Everyday
Taking care of health is the best thing you can do to you and your family. Start today!