According to Anahana: "A habit is a behavior that requires little thought or effort to carry out because you have become so accustomed to doing it. Habits tend to be automatic, uncontrolled, and almost unintentional.
Healthy habits are habits that promote health and wellness in your life — like exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and socializing with friends."
Ways to create healthy habits:
Some sources say that a new habit can be instilled by practicing the desired behavior for 21 days in a row. This is a good place to start, but there are other ways to cultivate habits too. It's hard to change everything all at once; it's easier to set small goals and achieve them. This helps create good habits. For example, it is easier to do a small amount of exercise each day than to decide to run a marathon. According to Health Direct, "setting reminders can help you maintain good habits. If you slip back into your old habits, don’t give up - this is common. Just remember why you wanted to make the change. This will help you pick up where you left off."
5 Examples of healthy habits you can start cultivating:
Exercising at least 5 times a week
Drinking at least 8-ounce glasses of water every day
Getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night
Eating breakfast every day
Eating 6 to 8 servings of vegetables and/or fruits every day
(Research sources: healthdirect.gov.au, anahana.com, atlanticwellnessandspinecenter.com, ghc.health, medium.com)