Getting into new routines can be a challenge. This is particularly true in the case of healthy living: be it through dieting, exercise or activities. However, there are a number of easy steps that take no more than a few minutes out of your day that have an instantly positive impact on your health and sense of wellbeing.
Get basic with drinks
Whilst it has the image of being the drink of choice for the hard-pushed exec, strong black coffee is actually healthier than the more popular coffee with milk and sugar. Opt for a stronger Italian or African flavoured brand and try drinking straight black – adding water if need be to thin the flavour. The same goes for tea: both these drinks have a diuretic effect: they flush toxins out of your body and kick start your metabolism: drink a cup or two a day and you’ll soon feel a difference
Make mornings work for you
Always feel rushed in the mornings? That’s because your brain isn’t fully active yet, so everything feel’s complex. Wake up ten minutes earlier and read a magazine or a few pages of a favourite book in bed: you’ll find that all of a sudden you remember where the keys are and that you need to deliver that letter today.
Get into hygiene
We’ve got every confidence that you’re fairly expert with when you should shower or groom – but changing it up a little can really transform how you feel: go for a bright, citrus-like shower gel and invest in some serious oral gear: Phillips Sonicare have a range of toothbrushes that will re-invigorate that morning fresh feel that helps kick start your day.
You don’t need to pound six miles of pavement every day to feel better: go for a brisk ten minute walk during your lunch break and make it a point to think of something other than work – you’ll find you return to your desk feeling new and ready.
A healthy lifestyle change is a big commitment that takes time. Try these little changes as a starting point – you’ll soon find that those long term projects start to feel easier.