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Healthy Habit Examples

Below is a list of healthy habit examples to help inspire you to live a healthy life. Pick one or two habits to start practicing today.


  • Connect with others

  • Do something kind for someone

  • Give someone a compliment

  • Spend time in nature

  • Make time for simple pleasures

  • Limit social media use to [xx] minutes per day

  • Unplug from all electronic devices for at least 1 hour a day

  • Read 1 book page a day

  • Do something different to what you normally do

  • Take a 30 second cold shower

  • Walk for 2 minutes (~ 250 steps) for each hour you spend sitting down

  • Avoid caffeine for the first 90 minutes after waking to help prevent an afternoon energy crash

  • Declutter a drawer or cupboard


  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes

  • Take the stairs

  • Walk or cycle to work

  • Do push-ups, squats, dips or calf raises during ad breaks

  • Play in the backyard with the kids or pets

  • Stretch your body


  • Eat 2 pieces of fruit a day

  • Include vegetables in every meal

  • Include protein in every meal

  • Be mindful of your hunger and fullness

  • Eat slowly and mindfully

  • Drink 8 - 10 glasses of water a day


  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day

  • View morning sunlight for 5 - 10 minutes

  • Limit screen time for at least 1 hour before going to bed

  • Avoid caffeine for at least 8 hours before going to bed

  • Leave a 2 - 4 hour break between eating and going to bed

  • Avoid overhead lights between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.


  • Meditate for 10 minutes

  • Take 5 deep breaths (in through your nose, out through your mouth)

  • Choose to accept what you cannot change

  • Write down 1 thing you are grateful for


  • Recycle

  • Buy locally made products

  • Buy locally grown produce

  • Switch off appliances at night

  • Use a re-usable shopping bag

  • Use a re-usable coffee cup

  • Use the cold water function on your washing machine

  • Take shorter showers

  • Switch off lights when not needed

  • Compost

  • Walk or cycle instead of driving short distances


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