5 Things to Throw Away ASAP for a Healthier You
Getting started with a healthier lifestyle does not just revolve around buying new things, such as workout gear, exercise equipment, and more. Instead, it should be more focused on throwing away the things that are ruining our fitness goals. Here are a few things to toss now for a healthier you this year.
Old Plastic Containers
Go through your Tupperware collection and throw away anything that is made with clear, rigid plastic, and stamped with a 7 or “pc” (stands for polycarbonate). These containers may contain BPA. What’s the point of eating a healthy salad out of these containers if you are just taking in a huge dose of toxins? Try switching to glass containers instead.
Now that you are exercising, you are probably increasing the oxygen that your body receives. This is great! However, don’t pollute your own home with toxic air fresheners. These air fresheners are full of perfume chemicals and are just not healthy to breathe in. If you really need your house to smell nice, just boil a pot of water with cinnamon and citrus peels.
The label of your favorite diet sodas may not have any calories or fat, but it is not doing your health or waistline any favors. This is the year that you need to get rid of your diet soda stash and addiction all together. Not only do diet sodas not help you lose weight, but the artificial sweeteners used have been linked to diabetes. Quitting any type of soda is hard, but keeping it out of your home will make it a little bit easier. You can try to make a healthier version with sparkling water, lemon and lime juice, and some honey or stevia for sweetness.
Run Down Sneakers
If your running shoes show that you have run many miles, than that is a great accomplishment. However, it is not one accomplishment you should hang on to forever. For those who are frequent exercisers, running shoes should be replaced every 300-400 miles. Using worn out shoes means that there is not a lot of shock absorbing cushion left, which makes you more susceptible to joint and muscle pain and injuries.
While you shouldn't literally throw your chair away, you should throw away the habit of sitting too much. Too much sitting has been linked to many diseases and can kill any fitness goals you are working towards. Calculate how many hours you sit a day and try to decrease that number every week.
For a healthier year and you, some things need to go in the garbage can. Ditch the above items, and your health will automatically improve – it really is that easy!