Exercise and healthy eating doesn’t have to be as depressing as you think. It can be lots of fun, as well as add years to your life and a smile to your face!
#1 Choose alternatives
We’re all guilty of having too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to food. If you find yourself eating an entire bag or Doritos in one sitting, or snacking on one too many chocolate bars, then it’s definitely time for a change. Instead of avoiding your guilty pleasures, swap it for a similar yet healthy alternative—including fruit with some greek yoghurt or mixed nuts. Not only will your stomach thank you, you’ll also start feeling fuller and more energised, even from a smaller serving of food.
#2 Add an extra fruit or vegetable
We all try to eat well, but we could eat better, right? It’s easy to add nutritional value to a meal simply by adding extra fruits and veggies. Why not top your porridge or toast with sliced banana? Or add more leafy greens, such as kale or spinach to your stir fry: they’ll shrink in the pan and don’t have a strong flavour and are packed with essential nutrients.
#3 Find a training buddy
We’ve all had that conversation with our friends about how fat or bloated we feel. Well, team up and combat the guilt together! Whether you go for morning jogs or join a boot camp a few days a week, having a friend with you will make it seem less of a chore, and more of something to look forward to—you’ll also feel more compelled to go and less likely to make excuses.
#4 Research quick, easy workouts
The internet is super resourceful, and it won’t take you long to look up effective workouts that wont take up much of your day. What’s even better, most sites supply helpful tutorials to show you how each exercise is done, so you can easily do a workout in the comfort of your own home.