Habit Stacking

I was having a conversation with Kathleen (our new amazing phsyio at LP!) and we were chatting a little bit about habit stacking. We were emphasizing the importance of stacking physio exercises on top of things we already do so that they can be done easier and quicker. I am not one to be very good at taking time out of my busy day to add in a 30min session of phsyio exercises so this is crucial! But I am getting better at adding these right before my workouts and getting them done – habit stacking. 🙂

So, I originally thought I was going to write about habit stacking this week but then I thought… How can we chat about habit stacking when we may not even know what habits we should stack?!? Which habits do we want to introduce? Which ones do we want to try and eliminate?

Behaviour change always starts with awareness.

What are you currently doing that supports your health and fitness goals?

What are you currently doing that is pulling you away from these?

Here are some of the best habits to incorporate into your daily routine for optimal health and fitness:

  • Eat a Balanced Diet
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Control Portions
  • Limit Processed Foods
  • Meal Prep and Plan
  • Regular Physical Activity
  • Strength Training
  • Stay Active Throughout the Day
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Manage Stress
  • Get Adequate Sleep
  • Cultivate Positive Relationships
  • Practice Gratitude and Positivity
  • Avoid Smoking and Limit Alcohol
  • Regular Health Check-Ups

Which ones could you improve on?

Building and maintaining healthy habits is essential for achieving long-term health and fitness goals. Starting with small, manageable changes and gradually building on them can help you develop habits that stick.

First step, awareness. Which habits do you want to stick? 

This week, become self aware through journalling or self-assessment:

  • Journaling: Keep a daily log of your activities, diet, and exercise. Note how you feel physically and emotionally throughout the day.
  • Self-Assessment: Take some time to reflect on your current habits. Identify which ones are beneficial and which ones are detrimental to your health and fitness goals.

Next week, we can build off of this.

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Michelle de Jong

Michelle has always had a passion for fitness, nutrition and sport. She is now a mom of her daughter Maddison. Being a Mom and Fitness Coach has brought an entirely new appreciation to the challenges of “Living The Fit Life” while balancing a career, family and fitness. 

The passion for “Tales from The Fit Life” Blog came from 12 years of working with clients on their fitness and health journey. Tune in each week to learn about Fitness, Nutrition, Recovery and the X-Factor tips that have helped transform the lives of Michelle’s Clients at Limitless Performance.

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