Feeling lethargic? Maybe you are lacking in motivation to get out and be your best? There are a lot of things you can do to improve your mood, your health and your overall well being. Here are the top 10 steps to getting healthy this year!
10. Drink More Water Before Midday
First, drinking a litre of water before you eat lunch will reduce cravings for sugary foods. Second, water will help you regulate your body temperature. A well hydrated body is one of the best ways to improve your sleeping patterns, because you sleep cycle is closely related to body temperature.
9. Join a Sports/Activity Team
First you get a social benefit or meeting people who enjoy the same things you do. Second, you get the health benefit without it becoming a chore. If you make commitments to met people, you will feel encouraged to take part in activity.
8. Make Breakfast Priority One!
Breakfast is important for the following reasons; You can get almost half your daily fibre intake by having bran/oats or adding psyllium husk to your food. Don’t eat sugary foods, take the chance to eat something that will fill you up for the full day by eating a complex mix of bran, oats and grains Healthy can mean fun, add yoghurt or fruit to your cereal to make it interesting.
7. Divide your plate into thirds
If you always try to fill your plate equally in thirds like this, you will never over fill on carbs. Also, notice, I never said cheese. Cheese and processed products are a quick way to get useless calories.
6. Reduce your portion size
The fastest way to lose weight is to reduce your portion size. A one hour run per week is the same as eating one less sugary treat per day. Reducing your portion size will also mean you can focus on smaller foods that are more nutritious.
5. Snack Right!
The best things to snack on are complex proteins, something with a little fat and no sugar. Or better yet, when you feel the need to snack, start with water first. The best snacks to have are almonds, low GI cereal bars or a small tub of low fat yoghurt.
4.Think About Supplements
Adding a multivitamin to your daily routine could be an easy way to increase nutrients you may not normally get. In Australia it is estimated that most people do not get enough iodine in their diet. People who are suddenly active and are feeling tired may need to supplement their diet with more Vitamin B or a fish oil supplement. These are all nutrients you would get from a range of supplements.
3. Change is exciting!
The best thing to do is, starting today, is change something about yourself that will freshen things up, get a new hair cut, change your clothing. Do something that puts you out of your comfort zone. Then, try to do something every week that puts you a little bit out on the edge!
2. Become conscious of your brain chemistry
Brain chemistry is the key to changing anything in your life, improving your health and generally increasing your fulfilment. A good way to maintain a good brain chemistry is to eat food that is rich in omega 3, such as oily fish or nuts. You can also take a evening primrose oil supplement
1. Build Healthy Relationships
The number one best way to build a health body, is to have friends around you who encourage healthy relationships. A healthy relationship is one that is built on trust and respect. It is one where everyone is encouraged to be healthy and you look out for each other.