It’s been a while, but following on from my Starting The Morning post, I thought I’d share with you some habits/things I have and do that help keep me healthy. They say it’s the small things, so here are 5 good ones to start with.
We all know sleep is good for us and a vital part of functioning as a human being. I’m also sure that most of us would be able to say how many hours they feel their bodies need. My mum always commented that I needed 8 hours and this is something I’ve stuck to. It is said that adults range from needing 7.5 – 9 hours.
Getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental and physical health, plus the quality of life.
While sleeping, your brain is getting ready for the next day, as well as repairing your heart and blood vessels, which makes it one of the best healthy habits to be aware of.
It is commonly known that we should drink 2 litres of water a day. However, I’m sure there are some people that may debate this. However what we all agree on is that it is something, as well as sleep, our body needs to function. It flushes out toxins and helps our digestive system.
I chose recently to stop adding a small amount of juice to my water, so I won’t lie in saying that I had been struggling to meet my 2-litre target. However, after exercise, there is nothing more satisfying than drinking chilled water. So number two of my healthy habits is to make sure I have a bottle of water in the fridge.
Another fluid I’ve been reaching for recently is the new For Goodness Shakes Protein Coconut Water.* With 10g of protein, zero fat and only 52 calories, it is a great drink for any reason and time of the day. I generally chose to drink it around lunchtime, just due to the fact that I have a lot of liquid in morning and hearty breakfast. With the Protein Water making you feel fuller for longer, it’s great in getting me through the afternoon.
All About The Greens.
The colour may not be visually appealing, but I promise, it is worth it, especially if like me, you find it difficult to get the recommended amount of green vegetables into your daily food intake.
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The main health benefits of adding a green juice to your diet is more energy, less bloating, improved bowel health and fewer cravings. I have this first thing a morning straight after exercise and before breakfast. Therefore it goes straight into my digestive system to do its thing.
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The great outdoors. It does wonders for your lungs, mind and body. Plus… it’s FREE!
There’s a whole wide world out there, just waiting for you to use it. It could be a run – that actually lasts a little longer than you thought because you get caught up in the scenery, or a park bench for some tricep dips or incline press-ups. The opportunities are endless. Add in factors like keeping your vitamin D topped up and clearing your mind to begin or finish the day.
Outdoor exercise isn’t just about getting fit, it’s being healthy in body and mind.
It’s an easy misconception that eating well is expensive. And I agree that it can be, buying fresh fruit, veg and meat most days. However, we recently began ordering our meat from Muscle Food and couldn’t be happier. It’s a great way of helping the healthy habit. There are so many amazing bundles available and although you could think that the quality would match the price, you’d be wrong. This is some of the best tasting meat we’ve eaten.