Secrets that make healthy people, er, healthier!
How to change your life for the better.
And get better sleep, finally!
You want to change your life, right? But you’re stuck, you’re scared, and also ain’t nobody got time for that. Newsflash: if you’ve got time to read these words, then you’ve got time to make a few changes! Maintaining good health is easier than you think #yay. Here are just some of the ways healthy people live their lives. Take notes.
If there’s one healthy hack to live by, it’s this: never skip breakfast. Ever. You’re probably sick of hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but babes it’s true. Research has repeatedly shown that people who eat breakfast have a better chance of losing weight, and keeping it off, too. Bonus!
And that’s not all - eating the right foods in the morning improves your memory and ability to focus, while decreasing your chances of fatigue. But not all breakfast is considered erm, healthy (we’re looking at you sugary cereals!) - get creative in the kitchen with a combination of eggs, fruits, grains, yoghurt and even veggies. Then serve em up in pretty plates and drink tea!
Water is like the essence of human survival, so it makes sense that the lack of it (aka dehydration) is linked to anxiety, headaches, and, fatigue, right?
Tired? Perhaps you’re not getting enough H20. Aim for eight glasses of water a day, and if you want to spruce it up a little, add cucumber, lemon, mint, berries, melon or oranges to give your taste buds a kick. Drink up!
Want the secret to living longer? Get moving at least 28 minutes a day. Besides the fact that sitting can actually kill you, moving just 28 minutes a day is the greatest thing you can do for your health! Walk, jog, skip, cycle, run like the wind, squat - it’s up to you (unless of course, you want to follow an exercise program). Why 28 minutes? Well life gets busy, so short sessions provide maximum benefits in minimal time. So get dressed and use your time wisely!
Hello. It’s Mother Earth. She was wondering if after all this time you’d like to meet? Some of the happiest and healthiest people make time in their day to go outside and reacquaint themselves with Mumma E! Disconnect and go outside.
The smell of leafy trees, the feeling of grass between your toes, and the fresh oxygen reduces stress and elevates your mood. And let’s not forget the added benefits of Vitamin D. Hello sunshine.
Say it with us “I will aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night.” The right amount of sleep is super important. Your body needs time to rest and rebuild itself so you can face the next day - it’s as simple as that.
Also, if your body is rested, you’ll be able to pay attention to what it’s telling you. So, slip on your pjs, put down your phone, turn off the TV and go to bed.
According to a United Nations report this year, Norwegians are officially the globe’s happiest folk. Maybe it’s because they’re among the healthiest people in the world, or maybe (just maybe) it’s because they know exactly where to go on their vacay! Syden is their go-to holiday destination - and no, it’s not an actual place you can find on google, but instead it’s a place that is “south” of Norway.
Let’s break it down - Syden pretty much means any Mediterranean dream-destination that encompasses sunshine and fruity cocktails. Our advice? Take a leaf out of Norway's book and holiday in Syden and soon enough you’ll be happy and zen AF. Can’t get to Syden? Just find a beach...
Couples who workout together stay together. In fact “nonverbal mimicry” (that’s what the professionals call it), actually helps couples to feel more emotionally connected. Furthermore exercise gives you endorphins, so when you’re high on the happy stuff after a workout with bae who better than to share your love with? Case closed.
By: Nicola Christoforos