So, I've been pretty inactive on here for a while now, time to get back to it!
One thing I want to talk about is habits, we all have them, good and bad, but our day pretty much follows the habits we have formed over time, such as what we have for breakfast, what shirt we wear on what day for work, the list is endless.
Now let's talk about it in relation to being healthy, maybe you go for a run every night or go to the gym and train the same thing on the same day each week, these are healthy habits or maybe you wake up and you don't eat breakfast, drink 3 coffees before 12 pm and eat a packet of biscuits everyday and barely go to gym, these are unhealthy habits. There is a way we can change this though!
The 3 r's of habit formation, this is the cycle of building new healthier habits.
REMINDER - The first R is reminders.. this is the trigger that makes us do certain things, for instance - someone annoys you, you eat a cake - someone annoying you is the reminder. So trying to build a new habit you need to associate things with your new healthier habit, and remind yourself to do it, maybe even put a reminder on your phone for instance - you want to start eating breakfast, put a note on your phone or a note next to the kettle, to remind you.
ROUTINE - The second R is routine, the thing you do after the reminder, so eating breakfast, going for a run etc, it is best to start off small, to make it easier to change, so it doesn't seem overwhelming, so thinking something easy that you know you can stick to at least 50% of the time to start with and continue from there.
REWARD - The last R is reward.. seen as this post is related to fitness there is always going to be a healthy reward at the end, for instance - new habit, eat breakfast when you wake up, reminder - waking up, routine - eat breakfast, reward - feel full and have energy to last you through the morning until lunch.
I hope this post (I know it's a long one) has helped you understand a little bit more about habits and how to form new healthier ones! If you have any questions or would like more info, just comment or message me directly!
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