Here’s some tips to get you started on the journey to a healthy lifestyle:
1. Enjoy a glass of water first thing in the morning.
Mornings are always rushed so make time to drink a big glass of water. We lose a lot of oxygen through the night and to rejuvenate our cells, we need to supply them with water and oxygen. Drink water throughout the day. Squeeze some lemon in for a ‘twist’.
2. Grab a few fresh fruits on your way out.
Fruits are great for their nutrients, vitamins and sugars that are required in our body. Make sure you have 2-3 fruits per day and keep your sugar levels balanced.
3. Rest your body
Sleep is so important, sleep between 6-8 hours at night and wake up feeling like a new person.
4. Avoid Alcohol
Excessive alcohol intake is not good for your body, it can cause weight gain and long term liver damage.
5. Exercise on the move
If you work in an office, get up every 30 minutes and go for a walk. If you have an office with stairs, run up and down the stairs every couple of hours. Get your blood flowing and your muscles moving.
6. Eat a handful of nuts in the afternoon
Get your favorite selection of nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc.) and raisins and have a big handful of them at around 3pm. This has been shown to increase afternoon energy and productivity.
7. Healthy Mind, healthy body….. Breathe
Be conscious of your breathing, life is so rushed and stressful we often forget to breathe properly. It doesn’t have to be an effort – at your desk, driving the car, cooking supper – do some deep breathing. Inhale and count up to 5 seconds, hold it for a few seconds, and release slowly. Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is one of the best things we can do for our blood and cells.
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