7 Activities to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle

By Patrick Banks

Posted 2 years agoHEALTH

Getting in shape isn’t easy. It requires a lot of dedication and effort, especially in this day and age when we spend so much time in front of computers, but the pressure to look good is still there and it’s stronger than ever.
7 Activities to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle

Still, there are far more important reasons to lead a healthier lifestyle – namely, being in good health and become the best version of yourself!

There are plenty of guides available online that will tell you how to lead a healthy life. We’re here to give you our own spin on it, presenting you with 7 things you can do to start leading a healthy lifestyle!

1. Set a goal

Many will tell you that college is the best time to start a healthy life,  but the truth of the matter is that your age doesn’t matter. You may have a lot of time for workouts at this age, sure, but if you set the right goal for yourself, it’s never too late to start being healthy.

No matter how big or small your goals may be, they are the key to making your journey to a healthier lifestyle a stable one. If you have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, every little step on the way will be visibly bringing you closer to that goal. So make sure you start out right by knowing where exactly you’ll be going.

2. Eat better!

You might think that a healthy body begins at the gym, but it’s actually the kitchen where you should be making your new lifestyle’s foundation. A balanced diet, even alone, can take you a long way when it comes to getting that physique you always wanted.

Make sure your meals are balanced, with a big emphasis on vegetables, healthy fats, and compound carbohydrates. Make your meals regular – and never miss breakfast! A poor diet can affect affect your sleep, look, and interactions with other, making you unmotivated and grumpy!

3. Practice meditation

It’s not just your body that constitutes a healthy living – your mind is important too. And while we’re definitely going to tell you it’s a good idea to read a lot and feed your brain valuable information, we want to focus on relaxing your mind and body first. One of the best ways to achieve that is meditation. Feeling the inner power with meditation, is not overrated!

Through controlled breathing and a healthy amount of detachment from your everyday stress, you can significantly boost your mental and physical well-being. Make it regular for the best results!

4. Take any opportunity to walk

As a society, we tend to take the easy way out a lot of times, but it’s simply astounding how much health we’re missing out on by not walking wherever we can! Now, we’re not telling you you have to make your whole commute to work on foot, but just by going to get the groceries by walking rather than by driving a car, you can burn calories with ease and maintain good stamina with little effort.

5. Don’t work out alone

Having a gym buddy is a boon. It makes your workouts more fun, which makes them pass more quickly, but it also makes your workouts more effective, as you can both keep an eye on each other to ensure you’re doing your workouts properly. Not only that, but a gym partner makes you more accountable for your workouts, so you’re less likely to miss them, ensuring that your progress isn’t wasted.

6. Take up golf

You know what’s a good sport that is easy enough for beginners to get into but gives you a fairly solid workout? Golf. Get yourself a pair of golfer’s pants and try out some of the best beginner golf clubs they have available out there and you’re good to go. You’ll walk a lot and spend a lot of time outdoors – that’s an instant upgrade for your health, no matter where you are in life.

7. Stay consistent

Perhaps you’ve noticed a key element to all these tips – consistency is pretty darned important, as it turns out. By missing workouts and cheating your diet, you can slow your progress and really work to make yourself feel worse.

For best results in any healthy lifestyle plan, you need to stay consistent. Your goals should help you with that – good thing you set them up in the first step!

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.