01 Aug Power to SHE!
“Consistency is what transforms average into excellence.”
As a woman, forming a good healthy habit may seem like a daunting and tiresome task at first, but keeping your goals in mind and maintaining habits consistently is all you need to achieve an optimised self.
Studies have shown that, contrary to popular belief, the formation of a new habit can take anywhere from 18 to 264 days! The average time for a habit to become automatic is 66 days. This is where the importance of consistency comes into play as a vital determining factor in developing a healthy habit.
Here are three dynamics to which consistency can optimise your biological health:
It’s more than just water: Hydration entails the balance of fluid to electrolytes/minerals within our bodies. Make sure to drink between 2 to 3 liters of water per day. Set yourself an alarm to remind you to drink water throughout the day.
It’s not only what you eat, but WHEN you eat that is a determining factor in making a healthy habit. Women go through various hormonal changes at different stages in their lives and sometimes daily, making it way more important to balance out their bodies with the right nutrients at the right time. Consistent consumption of foods at certain times of the day allows our body to fine tune the communication necessary for efficient digestion, cellular uptake and use of these nutrients. The result is a better metabolic system when handling ingested nutrients for energy and repair functions.
Burn a sweat
Diversify the way you work out by getting an all-round type of training such as HIIT or Pilates for 30mins a day. This is a great combination of aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Also, keeping a scheduled time every day to exercise is a great way to be alert and stay energised. Take note, a well exercised body leads to a well-rested body.
Finally, creating and maintaining a healthy habit may be difficult at first. Let your mental goals of why you are creating this habit serve as a constant reminder of what you want to accomplish. Remind yourself of the benefits in continuing that consistency. Be You. Do You, for you.
Biohacker at NuHuman Transformation Clinic