New Year, New You: Small Habits for a Healthier Life
Adding small, healthy habits to your day can easily turn into lifelong routines that can improve your health and well-being. Even the simplest decisions can make a big difference. How simple? Parking further from the grocery store increases your daily step count and allows you to work toward your overall fitness goal. Or setting your alarm a bit earlier leads to a more productive day, or to make sure you get some “you” time to start your day. Although small, these two small changes can quickly lead to better health.
If you’re wanting to improve your overall health and wellness this year, here are a few simple ideas to make big changes.
Small Steps to Add to your Day
Taking walks throughout the day is beneficial for your health, both in the short and long term. Take a few minutes to stand up and walk around the office every hour, or if you’re a resident of Green Meadows, take a step outside and take advantage of the walking paths that are throughout the community.
Make Whole Foods a Part of Your Diet
Fueling your body with whole foods is an easy adjustment you can make to improve your overall health for improved energy and mood. Add meals and snacks with whole fruits and vegetables to your grocery list, and try to avoid processed foods when possible. Located in and near Celina are a wide variety of grocery stores including:
- Kroger (13 minutes from Green Meadows)
- Brookshires (11 minutes from Green Meadows)
- Walmart (14 minutes from Green Meadows)
The McKinney Farmers Market also offers fresh produce and local specialties like farm-fresh eggs, meat, and more all year long. Support local small businesses and farmers in your community and do good for the planet and your health at the same time!
Declutter to Sleep Better Every Night
It’s not just about how many hours of sleep you get each night, but also the quality of that sleep. As it turns out, sleeping in a cluttered bedroom can affect that quality. Our brain perceives disorganization as a job needing to be completed and can unknowingly keep you awake worrying about it.
Sleep clears and “reboots” your mind, releasing stress and tension. That means doing everything you can to slow your mind into a peaceful slumber (Hint: put away the mobile phone, the TV, the game console, or anything else that can disrupt your biorhythms!). Your brain will thank you for it in the morning.
Now’s the Time to Stretch Your Wings and Fly!
You may find that getting in more fitness, having convenient access to healthy foods, and enjoying better quality sleep are only possible if you are in the right place. Whether you’ve been thinking of moving to Celina, Texas for ten years or ten minutes—there’s no better time to start the journey to your dream home and your dream life, than now.
Green Meadows is a growing community with the perfect blend of small-town charm close to modern-day conveniences. With beautiful homes, parks, and outdoor space, Green Meadows is a community you can feel good about coming home to each day. Top-notch schools, a growing economy, and activities for all ages make Celina a great place to live and raise a family.