6 Ways to be Healthier This Week
INSTAGRAM MODELS and quinoa might have made the world ‘health conscious’, but let’s be honest, it’s a lot easier to watch Suits with a glass of wine and chocolate than it is to sweat it out at the gym. But before you give into the lure of the coach, here are six easy ways to make this week your healthiest yet.
# 1 Try eggs for breakfast and chickpeas at dinner to burn fat. Eating certain foods increases your basal metabolism, which means your body is breaking down fat without even having to take a step. Making a salmon omelette for breakfast and a tuna and chickpea salad for dinner could be an easy fix.
#2 Get off the bus four stops early and walk to work. Hopping off the bus and walking to work is a great way to get exercise into the schedule. New studies have shown that just one hour of walking could be all you really need to eliminate the harmful health risks of sitting on your toosh all day.
#3 Take five minutes out of your day to complete the ‘Relax with Andrew Johnson’ app. If you’re a snacker, there is a way out of your honey soy chip addiction. Eating carelessly can be fixed via meditation and relaxation which reduces stress and increases mindfulness. Andrew Johnson is a meditation wiz with over 20 years of encouraging self-care and motivation under his belt. His gorgeous Scottish accent will lull you into a healthy lifestyle. Promise.
#4 Switch to a small, full-cream milk coffee. NO syrup. NO chocolate. Think about stripping back the venti soy caramel macchiato with extra whipped cream and green sprinkles. The Starbucks employee and your body will thank you for ordering a small Americano.
#5 Face your fears, head to your gym’s reception desk and sign up. The gym isn’t just a place full of meatheads and protein shakes. There are gym tactics that can make your experience better, and make that $50/week membership worth every cent.
#6 Order your lunch at 9am for pickup at 1pm. Let’s all face it. The diet’s going fab until your stomach grumbles ‘its burger time’ at 2pm. Studies show that if you plan lunch hours before you actually eat it, you make healthier decisions with fewer calories. Try it one day this week.