7 Things You Can Start Today to Live a Healthier Life | Health and Mindset
Living a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to be about spending 2 hours in the gym and missing out on the things you enjoy. Here are 7 super easy things you can start doing today to be healthier tomorrow!
1. Make Yourself a Glass of Fresh Lemon Juice in the Morning
Simply squeeze the juice of half a lemon into some luke warm water first thing in the morning. Having any form of water in the morning helps hydrating your body. If you think about it, while you sleep you have 6-8 hours without any water.
Lemon juice appears to have alkalising effects in the body as well, which can aid digestion, benefit weight loss and help you feel more refreshed. It can even help liver function to promote natural detoxification.
2. Stretch When You Wake Up
If you look at your pets, whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, or hamster, the first thing they do when they wake up is stretch their body out. It doesn’t have to be a full 60 minutes of contorting your body into weird positions, but simply a couple of minutes to stretch out your limbs. It promotes blood flow through your muscles and help wake up your body.
3. Increase Your Water Intake
We all know that we need 8 glasses of water a day, but why?
Up to 70% of our body is made up of water, so drinking lots of water is very important. If there is one thing you could do for your health, this would be at the top of the list of importance.
I find it easier to get a 2L water bottle to drink each day. This means you don’t have to worry about counting glasses, or remembering to fill up your bottle 6 times. I keep it next to me during the day and make sure before I go to bed that it’s all finished.
If you don’t like the taste of water, simply add an amino acid supplement to it – have a look at our best sellers here, they help to add flavour and make drinking water more enjoyable.
4. Monitor Your Sugar Intake
The recommended daily intake of sugar per day is 20g (4 teaspoons). Start looking at labels of food and drink items and make sure your total per day doesn’t go over this amount. Even healthy foods like smoothies can contain up to 60g at once.
5. Eat Fruits and Veggies
A lot of people don’t like many vegetables, but veggies are so essential for our health. They contain vitamins and minerals that are essential for our bodies functioning.
I combine spinach in my smoothies, and add vegetables to dishes such as spaghetti bolognaise, stir fries, quiches and curries so that I don’t have to sit and eat bowls and bowls of plain broccoli or salad. This helps sneak in vegetables into kids as well.
6. Go for a 30-Minute Walk
If you find exercise hard, start by making time for yourself. At least 30 minutes of exercise is all the minimum needed to start increasing your health. It doesn’t have to be 2 hours on the treadmill. Go for a walk in nature.
7. Take a Probiotic
The balance of our good and bad gut bacteria is essential for many of our bodies’ functions including the production of neurotransmitters that make us feel happy. But things such as stress, lack of sleep, dietary choices, bad food, medication, and alcohol, throws this out of balance.
Try a probiotic today. If you are not sure which one to take - chat with our nutritionist Sian to find out.
And there we go. Was that easier than you thought? Simple changes like these are the most important ones if you want to live a healthy life. It doesn’t need to be hard.
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By Sian Skinner-Smith
Aussie Supps Nutrition Hub Head Nutritionist