5 Simple Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle
We're all acutely aware that we lead a busy lifestyle, and often we tend to cut corners to "fit everything in" through the day. One of the easiest areas to skip is eating a healthy diet. Here's some quick and simple tips that aren't time consuming but will help you stay healthy...
- Keep a water bottle with you:
Staying hydrated throughout your day is important help keep your tissues in tip top condition. Opt for the more durable glass or steel water bottles, rather than those made of plastic. If it has to be plastic, opt for BPA free ones.
- Eat at home more often and plan your leftovers:
Home cooked food can be far healthier than ready made dishes. By cooking at home we can avoid consuming hidden salt, fat and sugar and when working out cost per portion it's often cheaper. The best bit is, if you cook a little too much, you can use left-over's for another meal!
- Maintain regular veggie intake by drinking green juice:
Veggies are just as important as fruit is, and although we might not think to consume them in the same way, smoothies provide an easy way to do so. Up your vegetable intake by using greens such as spinach, cucumber, chard and kale in smoothies.
- Try cutting down on the added sugar or sweetener intake in your tea and coffee:
If you're looking to reduce your sugar intake, this is an easy place to start. Put half a teaspoon, or even quarter, less sugar or sweetener every 2 weeks when you have tea or coffee and keep reducing it till you cut it off completely. Don't expect to like it instantaneously, it takes time to retrain our taste buds to accept it as normal.
- Eat mindfully, without too many distractions:
Eating well should include HOW you eat, as well as what you eat. Instead of eating at your computer, or sat watching TV, try sitting at the breakfast bar if you have one or on a park bench when eating lunch. Take time to eat in more peaceful surroundings to help stimulate the "rest and digest" state to get the most out of your food.