December 9, 2015

7 Steps To A Happier & Healthier Lifestyle

We all aim to lead a healthier lifestyle, but often find excuses or no time to achieve our goals. Here are our tips to incorporate into your every day routine to help get you on the right track to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Everything In Moderation

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Every week there seems to be new a diet fad that guarantees a quick fix to weight loss and improved health. The truth is you don’t have to give up the food you love, or try some unusual fad, in order to lose weight. Instead be conscious of what you’re eating and try to burn more calories than you’re consuming in a day. If you have a balanced diet, then enjoying some cheeky late-night chocolate now and again is perfectly fine.


Get Outside

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In modern society we’re surrounded by technology. Whether you love spending time inside watching Netflix and playing video games or you work 9-to-5 in an office job, it’s important you make an effort to get outside and catch some vitamin D. Vitamin D has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and several forms of cancer, as well as an improved immune system. Just be careful not to get burnt!


Don’t Skimp On Sleep

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Lead a busy lifestyle? Don’t have enough time in the day to get 8 hours sleep? You need to start making time! Getting 8 hours sleep a night is crucial if you want to stay mentally and physically energised throughout the day. Cutting out sleep will make you less productive and leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Try setting a bed time routine and sticking to it.


Practice The Art Of Mindfulness

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Exercise is crucial to living a healthier and happier life. Yoga is a popular form of exercise for those looking to increase the health of their mind and body. Practicing yoga will help develop your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. If yoga isn’t up your ally, pick an exercise you love and do it religiously—you’ll start feeling the benefits in no time!


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      Do Something Nice For Someone

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      When trying to live a healthier and happier lifestyle, we often look within for the answer. When in fact, doing things for others is what will make you feel most special. Whether it’s a random act of kindness for a complete stranger or showing your family how much you appreciate them with gift, their joy will bring happiness to you!


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