Make Better Lifestyle Choices in 2020
We are well into January. How is your New Year’s Resolutions coming along?
As easy as it is to list down our new goals for the year 2020, making things work takes habit. Research suggests that the best way to build a habit is to stick closely to a regime for more than 21 days. The harder the habit, the more days it take for us to keep it in our system.
There are many ways to jot down your habits. Be it with a pen, on your tablet, smartphone habit trackers, you name it. Despite taking memos of our everyday habits, we often need a little push to get us motivated through our journey. Here are some smart tips on how to stay on top of your new healthy lifestyle:
How to Stay on top of your New Healthy Lifestyle
With all the effort we put into jogging, running and lifting weights in the gym so far, we’d come to wonder if we are actually making progress. It would be dreadful to be putting in the hours through the month and see little results. Abundant information online is readily available to us to gauge safe and effective exercise. There’s also information on calculating the calories burnt per type of exercise. Little do they suggest, not everyone burns exactly 400 calories from an hour of running. As we all know, not all bodies are made equal.
Getting a smart band is a great start to your 2020 fitness journey. It does more than just show you your heart rate (bpm). It allows you to figure out your habits and fitness level on any given day, so you can give your body the care it needs.
Smart bands like the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 allows you to record your habits and heart rate (bpm) pattern, so you can easily curate the best workouts for you. Identify the best jogging path for your everyday routine with the inbuilt accelerometer and timer. Best of all, view your sleeping pattern which could make all the difference to a healthier lifestyle.
Numbers can be daunting but understanding them could help us make better health decisions. A typical scale only shows our total body weight, which can easily be misinterpreted as lack of progress. Body composition is a total contribution of mainly water weight, fat mass and lean muscle weight. Hence, owning a smart scale is a serious game changer so your digits will start reflecting the effort you’ve put in!
With smart scales like the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2, we not only see the number on the scale, but also our Body Composition Index (BMI). All data shown on the scale is automatically recorded on the Mi Fit App for easy progress report. Worry less about the numbers and concentrate on your workout at hand. Leave it to the smart scale to help document the progress you’ve made and compile it into an easy report format for your fitness reassessments.
Air quality is important to our physical and mental health. As you go about your day in less-than-well ventilated rooms or urban outdoors, the substances in the air could take a toll on your skin, lungs, and how you feel throughout the day.
Getting less than quality air often reflects through our mood. Recall the many times your mood had gone bad just because you’ve been kept in the same room the whole day. Hence, often times the quote “need to get some air” is used whenever we feel under the weather or anxious.
Be in control of your fitness progress with a fresh start every morning. Keep your air purified throughout the night to ensure quality sleep. With Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H, the Sleep Mode lets you keep the device ‘on’ all night at lowest energy use, purifying your home efficiently while taking care of you as you sleep. Check out our previous article on choosing the best Air Purifier for You.
Our body is made of 70% water, hence it is important for us to replenish the right amount of water throughout the day to always be at our best. It is essential that we rehydrate right after waking up in the morning as we fast throughout the night without taking a sip. Likewise, after a heavy workout to assist our body’s recovery process.
Take a bottle with you wherever you go to easily rehydrate. Substitute soda drinks with a squeeze of lemon to your water for the added vitamin boost and to quench your thirst on a hot sunny day. If you wish to get a new bottle, look for a vacuum flask like our Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Flask so you can always have hot or cold drinks on-the-go.
A fitness journey often makes one more environmentally conscious. As you progress through your journey, you may realise a positive change in your day-to-day habits such as in your choice of food, social activities, and sleeping patterns. Of these changes, some habits contribute to a greener environment.
Preparing your own meals results to less take-out meals thus reducing the use of one-off plastic. Similarly, running from one destination to another during workouts helps reduce one’s carbon footprint.
Kickstart your journey by investing in new running shoes, a new bicycle like our Xiaomi Mi QiCycle, or if you live further away (or always running late), the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro makes a good investment.
The best way to start the new year is to start it strong! But the best way to stay consistent is to build good habits.
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