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HEALTHY MINDSET

Naturally, we all want to feel better, live longer, have more energy, and be happier (duh!). But if getting in shape was simple, we'd all be running marathons and there'd be no such thing as a double-stacked hamburger. Fortunately for our hectic lifestyles (and the temptation of fast food), we can simplify our health goals and routines with hacks that help us feel better and improve our overall wellbeing. Here are ten simple hacks that will fit into your busy schedule but could completely transform your life.


Take in some early morning sun.

You are aware that melatonin production is suppressed by screen time at night, and hence you should avoid screens before bed. Not only is that a clever trick (no Netflix before bed! ), but we can also use that knowledge on the occasions when we need a little extra alertness. Try spending some time outside first thing in the morning if you find yourself too tired to get in a workout or too sluggish to get through your normal morning routine. Exposure to sunlight suppresses melatonin production, resulting in increased energy and alertness. When your alarm goes off, throw open the drapes immediately. Walk to work, enjoy coffee on the terrace, or work out outside (but don't forget the sunscreen) if at all possible first thing in the morning. An alarm clock that simulates a sunrise may be useful if you are one of the few people who rise before the sun


Make healthy choices (even when it's challenging)

Think about how many decisions you make every day, even in the first few minutes of waking up: whether to click snooze, what to dress (I make 100), or when to turn on the coffee maker. Subconsciously, the decisions build up. Decision fatigue is a real condition, and it's why we order pizza instead of cooking after a hard day or skip the gym instead of choosing an online video. Imagine you had a fixed number of daily decisions, like a piggybank.



Plan ahead to save crucial decisions for work meetings, evening plans, and dinner. Meal plan all your meals, sign up for gym classes in advance (or put a workout in your calendar), and attempt a go-to wardrobe formula. After a late night out or poor sleep, we can feel sluggish and make choices that don't help us feel our best. Nuun helps when fatigued. Electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals will help you feel your best. True health is about making the right decisions for you, even when you don't feel like it.

Modify rather than replace your diet.

The good news is that you do not need to overhaul your diet to be healthier. The most effective and sustainable way to eat healthily (without hating your life) is to make small adjustments daily. For instance, if eggs are your preferred breakfast food, sauté some spinach or kale. When ordering takeout from your favorite restaurant, there is no need to alter your order. Order a side salad or request the sauce on the side. You can also try substituting a breakfast sandwich with a smoothie and your afternoon snack of Cheetos with carrots and hummus. The objective is to make one small change at a time, rather than transforming your entire diet at once, so that you consume more nutrients without forcing yourself to give up your favorite foods and habits.

Optimize your exercises

Fit brief spurts of movement throughout the day instead of one big workout to make your workouts more effective. If you're not used to a 60-minute workout every day, a 10-minute routine will be simpler to stick with. Daily exercise isn't difficult.


Try restorative or encouraging workouts instead of exhausting ones to improve consistency, and restore fluids and minerals for more energy. Nuun Instant has complete electrolytes and a blend of nutrients to promote healthy muscle recovery and lasting performance. It's like sports drinks from soccer practice, but healthier.


Instead of scrolling through Instagram, take a work break that involves movement.

You know, love, and depend on social media breaks from work. You may need a break to transition to the following assignment. Instead of browsing Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok between jobs, get up and exercise. A few jumping jacks, a short dance party, a yoga flow, or some stretches will help you focus for the rest of the day. Movement helps you refocus and reenergize better than an Instagram scroll and motivates you to make better decisions throughout the day.


Instead of Instagram, move during your break.

You know, love, and depend on social media breaks from work. You may need a break to transition to the following assignment. Instead of browsing Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok between jobs, get up and exercise. A few jumping jacks, a short dance party, a yoga flow, or some stretches will help you focus for the rest of the day. Movement helps you refocus and reenergize better than an Instagram scroll and motivates you to make better decisions throughout the day.


Develop a calming evening ritual.

Raise your hand if you have difficulty sleeping or are constantly fatigued (*insert hand-raising emoji here*). Until our heads hit the pillow, we're normally traveling at 100 miles per hour. Whether it's late-night work, going out with friends, or juggling children, evening generally involves exhausting ourselves till the lights go off, as opposed to engaging in hours of me-time and self-care rituals while wearing a cozy bathrobe (Barefoot Dreams, to be exact). It's no wonder we're always exhausted!


The health tip that is resolving sleep issues worldwide? Allowing time for relaxation before lights-out. When you need to unwind after a long day or recuperate from the aforementioned workout, Nuun Rest is loaded with ingredients to quiet a busy mind and dissolve stress. With components such as sour cherry, potassium, and magnesium, each sip is intended to enhance the body's natural relaxing functions, granting you the rest and relaxation you need. Prepare a glass of Nuun Rest, light a candle, and read a book to achieve the most restorative sleep of your life.


Every day, be grateful for something new.

Gratitude is a health hack in its own right; thankful people report feeling overall better, suffering less aches and pains, and experiencing fewer toxic emotions. Try challenging yourself to be thankful for something new every day. Hold yourself accountable by noting it each night, and see how many things you can find to be thankful for in addition to your family and eight hours of sleep (my two gratitude go-tos). Finding something fresh to be grateful for demands you to stay mindful throughout the day, which means you'll notice even more and experience the positive emotional effects for the duration of the day.

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