Enough of all the brands trying to sell you the new ‘quick fix’ to your better health or the new miracle weight loss pill. The new thing is all about real, sustainable, healthy goals and here are some of my REAL ways to get there:
- Incorporate Smoothies into your diet. Smoothies are such a great way to get many of the micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) into your diet that you require daily – often ones that many people do not get enough of. Blending up fruits and vegetables basically allows your blender to ‘chew’ your food for you providing easy digestion and absorption of these micronutrients. Try adding spinach (for calcium), bananas (for potassium) and blueberries (for Vitamin C) to your smoothies!
- Make fitness a lifestyle. I know it’s super over-said but fitness really is a lifestyle, not just a one time thing (well in my opinion). So tiny changes such as waking up a little earlier to fit in a workout, taking the stairs over the elevator or just sticking to healthy eating during the week and relaxing things a little on the weekends will all help you on your way to get healthier.
- Practice Yoga. I know for some people yoga is far too boring and seems very pointless but I think it’s a little like marmite..you love it oooor you hate it – everyone is different! So if you’ve never given yoga a go or have before but stopped then I really recommend picking it up again wether you head to a local class; or even do what I do and search youtube for follow-along videos! It’s great for mental clarity, relaxation and gentle exercise.
- Wake up a little earlier. There are sooo many reasons why waking up as little as 30 minutes earlier is great for you. It allows you to fit more into your day and have more active hours (thus burning more calories), feel accomplished from the moment you wake up (you did it!!), you can reduce stress by not rushing in the morning and you’ll have time for a quick workout every day.