It seems that if you listen to the news as a nation we are getting more unhealthy everyday. It isn’t easy at first to change your lifestyle if you are used to living in a certain way. I believe that it is about making small changes in the beginning.
Here are 5 changes you can make which will improve your overall health.
Eat Clean Most of the Time
There is lots of information out there about eating clean, this is about eat fresh, whole foods which haven’t been processed, basically all the foods we know are good for us. I will admit is impossible to do this all the time and so the 80/20 is a good way to start. Eat clean 80% of the time and 20% you can have your treats.
Have a Healthy Mind
There is saying what you think about you bring about, if you are feeling stressed and not having time to yourself this c
an often have a huge impact on your overall health. Take some time out to do something that you love which you will enjoy and will help you to relax. It’s not always easy to find the time to look after ourselves but by doing this we will help to create a healthier mind.
Move Your Body Around
As humans we are meant to move and be active. Find an exercise routine which you enjoy and can stick to, it could be the gym, cycling, walking, karate, the list is endless. Try different activities until you find something that works for you.
Drink, Drink, Drink
Water is FREE and is so good for us so utilise it! Personally I try to drink 2-3 litres of water a day. It keeps you hydrated, increases your concentration, makes your body function more efficiently. Sparkling or still water is fine but soda, coffee and alcohol don’t count.
Change to Wholemeal
A simple way of eating healthier food is to move away from white to wholemeal. This is for your carbohydrates like flour, pasta, rice and bread. Wholemeal products are not refined in the same way which white products are. In your Wholemeal option the husk of the wheat or bran has been retain and this is where all the nutrients and dietary fibre exist.
I hope these tips help you get started on your route to improving your overall health,