HEALTH HACKS | Lifestyle Hacks

A healthier, happier lifestyle is not usually effected by one swift, monumental transformation--in most cases, it is the small, incremental shifts that lead to a lasting change. Take it one day at a time and strategically tweak various parts of your routine. A handful of clever fitness tricks can really bring about a big, positive change. Don't believe it? Try these 5 lifestyle hacks and see for yourself:

1.  Buy a nice water bottle to accompany you throughout the day. This nifty trick will aid you in reaching that elusive recommended daily water intake...in style.

1.  Buy a nice water bottle to accompany you throughout the day. This nifty trick will aid you in reaching that elusive recommended daily water intake...in style.

2. Sit/stand up straight. Not only is good posture better for your neck and back, but it can boost your mood. 

2. Sit/stand up straight. Not only is good posture better for your neck and back, but it can boost your mood. 

3. Eat mindfully. Instead of scarfing down your food (we all do it), take a moment to inhale, exhale and chew thoroughly before swallowing. This simple hack can deter you from eating more food than you need and improve your digestion. 

3. Eat mindfully. Instead of scarfing down your food (we all do it), take a moment to inhale, exhale and chew thoroughly before swallowing. This simple hack can deter you from eating more food than you need and improve your digestion. 

4. Turn off your electronics. Shut down your laptop, TV and phone at night. These devices emit light that disrupts sleep, so power them down for a better and more revitalizing snooze. 

4. Turn off your electronics. Shut down your laptop, TV and phone at night. These devices emit light that disrupts sleep, so power them down for a better and more revitalizing snooze. 

5. Smell an orange. Try eating/smelling an orange every morning for breakfast or dabbing orange oil on your wrists. Studies have found that the scent of an orange can boost mood, decrease stress and make you feel more alert!

5. Smell an orange. Try eating/smelling an orange every morning for breakfast or dabbing orange oil on your wrists. Studies have found that the scent of an orange can boost mood, decrease stress and make you feel more alert!