Welcome to our every-so-often series of questions to discover how you, our readers, live a super interesting, healthy life. We totally invite you to dish on your habits, preferences, and know-how in the Comments, and we may even use our favorite ones in an up-coming article!
This week, we asked you, Well+Good readers, to share the healthiest things you do for yourselves each and every day.
We were flooded with tons of ways you keep your mind, body, and soul in tip-top shape, so we combed through the responses to see what you all have in common.
The results? Here are four awesome daily, healthy habits that many Well+Good readers share. Feel free to be inspired by each other, okay?
1. Working out first thing in the morning—even if that means waking up super early. Many of our readers swear by 6:00 a.m. sweat sessions to get ready for the day ahead. “Working out in the morning has been a definite energy boost in my daily life,” writes reader Vivian. “If I wait until the end of the day to work out, the excuses pile up.” Ready to rise with the sun? Check out our motivating tunes (well, your tunes) and protein-packed breakfast recipes that will help you get it done.
2. Finding a few moments each day to meditate. Meditation practice has become really popular, and for good reason. “Life is hectic,” writes reader Nikita, “and taking the time to close my eyes and focus inwards gives me focus, energy and enthusiasm for the rest of the day.”
3. Drinking lemon water. A nice number of you sang tons of praises for a tall glass of water with lemon first thing in the morning. Some readers like to add apple cider vinegar, too. “It detoxes my system and gets it ready for the day ahead,” writes Dana.
4. Cycling to work. One genius, healthy way to combat overbooked schedules? Turning your commute into a workout (and mind-clearing practice). “Cycling always makes me feel happy and free,” writes reader Susi. “ It’s not only a great way to stay fit while jetting around town, but also to get a psychological boost.” Ready to strap on your helmet and hop onto a CitiBike? Read our Beginner’s Guide to Biking to learn the rules of the road.
Do you share any of these daily habits or have others you’d like to share? Tell us in the Comments, below!