How to Build Healthy Habits

We all want to build better habits as a foundation for our triathlon success—and for our healthy lives. How do we do it? First, understand how to form habits and where yours come from. Then focus on specific areas to build healthy habits.

Healthy Habits

First, learn where your habits come from and how to create a successful habit loop.

Build Healthier Habits

After you learn about the psychology of habits and the habit loop, use these modules to focus on a specific area. Focus on one area at a time and take small steps that you repeat every day.


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How to Use Outside+ to Help Build Healthier Habits in 2021

Outside+ members have access to a number of perks and benefits here at Triathlete, but also across all of our sibling brands, like VeloNews and Yoga Journal. And we wanted to be sure you know how to take advantage of all those benefits as you prepare for the new year—including training programs and plans, online education courses, recipes and yoga videos, and discounts for gear and events.

Right now, we’ve been focusing on how to build healthy habits in 2021. Check out our guide for members on how habits are formed and the psychology of where your habits come from. (You need to understand the “habit loop” in order to change it!) And then we outline the steps to changing and forming habits.

Once you understand the background and steps to forming habits, then be sure to check out our mini-modules breaking down those steps in four common areas that people often want to improve their habits in: recovery & sleep, nutrition, time management, and mental skills.

If you’re working through those steps in January and still have questions: we’ve got answers We’ll be hosting a live Q&A for members with mental endurance coach Vanessa Foerster on Jan. 19, who will walk through some of the steps she outlined in our guides, some common mistakes and issues people encounter when trying to change their habits, and how to successfully build habits that get you to your goals.

There are also a number of online education courses and programs free for Active Pass members that might help you jumpstart 2021 too, like:

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