Health & Well-being

How to Create A Sustainable Wellness Routine

Information overload can be a significant challenge when creating a sustainable wellness routine. When we begin a wellness journey, we want to set ourselves up for success, so we read, watch videos, listen to wellness podcasts, and more. We try to find the perfect wellness routine, eat the ideal calories, and exercise perfectly to reach our wellness goals quickly. Researching isn’t bad, but the problem arises when we research so much that we become overwhelmed with information and never take action toward improving our wellness. Today I want to share some ways to simplify your wellness routine and create a wellness routine that’s sustainable and that you enjoy.

Get Back To Basics

When creating your wellness routine, don’t get caught up in fad diets; get fit-quick schemes or magic wellness elixirs. Instead, get back to basics and use proven science when creating your routine.

Eat healthy food 80% of the time, exercise for 30-40 minutes a day 5-6 times a week, drink water, don’t smoke, limit alcohol and sugar, and get an annual check-up and dental visit.

These are common sense things that we know to do and are proven to help people stay well. Check with your doctor for professional advice before beginning a new wellness routine to ask their opinion about where to start.

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Incorporate Foods and Exercise You Enjoy

Your wellness routine should include things you like to eat and exercise you enjoy doing; this is how it will become sustainable. If you don’t like green smoothies and running, don’t drink green smoothies, and don’t run. Just because these things are on the “billboard” of wellness doesn’t mean they’re the only things you should do for health and wellness.

The routine is yours, so you should find healthy things you like to eat and exercises you like to do. You can do this by trying healthy foods you haven’t tried before or by creating healthier versions of foods you already eat.

Try new fitness classes to discover what activities you may enjoy; many workouts exist. Barre, strength training, Zumba, boot camps, or classes like OrangeTheory, a combination of cardio and strength, are all great.

Once you discover healthy food and exercise you enjoy, make them a regular part of your life and continue to add and try new things along the way. This routine will be one you have for life, so expect that it will change, and you will add and remove things as you learn, grow, and discover new interests in wellness.

Be Consistent With Your Routine

The most crucial thing in creating a sustainable wellness routine is to be consistent with the routine you create. Your wellness routine should be a part of your lifestyle, not something you do to lose weight or get fit for a race or fitness event. These things can be a great motivator when you start, but they won’t continue once the summer or events are over.

As you create your wellness routine, it’s essential to consider your why, such as “I’m creating it so I will have a good long-term quality of life.” When you look at your wellness routine as a lifestyle, you probably won’t be as hard on yourself when you miss a workout or overeat a bit since this is bound to happen in a lifetime, and it won’t seem as big of a deal as it would if you were just doing a 3-week crash diet.

I hope you found this information helpful, and I hope you’ll better understand how to simplify your wellness routine.


I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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