Everyone has that super-fit friend who always seems to look so good and many times you might have found yourself wondering how they get to be that way. Well, you can actually be that friend and have this type of outlook on life too by simply making changes today and hopefully by the time you finish reading this article, it will not seem impossible to become a healthy, happy person.

Want to know the “secret” to their success? Here are their 6 habits

1. They eat right

Eating right is not just about what you eat; it is also about how much. Your body will let you know when it has had enough to eat to nourish you. Healthy people are attuned to their body’s messages and stop eating once their hunger is satisfied—long before that uncomfortable bloated feeling kicks in.

2. They balance work and play

With 24/7 email access, many people never mentally clock out from their jobs, and our culture tends to praise an all-work-no-play-mentality. But healthy people know that while work is important, your work and health suffers when you do not take time for yourself. Make sure to maintain a good balance between work and play, and make time to enjoy life’s small pleasures.

3. They drink lots of water

Everybody knows they should drink more water, but healthy people actually do it. Drinking at least six glasses (8 ounces each) of water a day helps healthy people to better control their appetite and avoid chronic dehydration that many do not even realize they are living with. Healthy people know that by the time you are thirsty, you are already nearing the dehydration zone—so keep a refillable bottle with you wherever you go.

4. Treat others with love, kindness, and respect

Healthy people simply live by the golden rule: treat others the way you want them to treat you. Cultivating a habit of kindness and respect will make you feel good about yourself and build strong relationships with the people around you. Healthy people never underestimate the power of a kind word or a thoughtful gesture. Small acts of love really can change your life—and it just might change someone else’s life, too.

5. They surround themselves with healthy people

Healthy people surround themselves with like-minded people so that they enjoy their healthy lifestyle with others close to them. Spending time with other healthy people helps to reinforce their healthy behaviours.

6. They prioritise rest

Too many of us skip sleep in a bid to get more done, but not healthy people. They realise how important sleep is for their productivity and their health. They always get 7-9 hours of sleep a night and make sure it’s good quality by keeping technology out of the bedroom and making sure the bedroom is cool and comfortable.