It’s almost the end of the year – the time when we get wrapped up in congratulating ourselves on what we achieved over the past twelve months whilst planning what we can do for the twelve to come. So no better time than now to share with you some of my favourite fitness “hacks”. The little things that become habits and add up…
As simplyhealth have pointed out “healthy habits aren’t just for January”.
Here are my Top 3:
1. Add ‘superfoods’ to your meals
Chia seeds, nut butters, cinnamon and cocoa powder are great options for your porridge / smoothie at breakfast packing it with protein, antioxidants as well as keeping you fuller for longer! Half an avocado with your meals or cooking with coconut oil also provide you with healthy fats too!
2. Turn your commute into a workout
No matter your fitness level, there is an option for you! I currently cycle 2-3 days of each week which gives me 60 minutes of activity on each day. If you get the bus you could get off 1 or 2 stops early or even run commute part of or your whole journey?! The options are unlimited!
3. Keep hydrated
When it gets colder we are less inclined to drink water. But you can trade it in for herbal teas…skipping milk and sugar results in less (if any calories!). When your’e adequately hydrated you’ll feel more energised and alert throughout the day. It’ll also prevent you from eating when you “think” you are hungry! I keep a bottle of water with me at all times – in my bag, at the gym, at work!
“Being healthy should be a way of life, not a New Year’s resolution. Incorporating just a few simple changes can lead to higher energy levels and all round better health. So don’t wait for January to kick-start your new outlook; get going immediately. Anybody fancy a walk?” simplyhealth
What are your healthy hacks and habits?! Or any you plan on implementing?!