Tips for Healthy Living

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Exercise

Partaking in at least 30 minutes of exercise on 5 or more days of the week has well acknowledged health benefits that can be disease preventative and health promoting.

Drink plenty of water

Drinking one glass of water every morning on rising and another glass before each meal is not only a great way to increase water consumption but will help you to eat less and feel fuller for longer after meals.

Eat a balanced diet

Eating a wide diet of variety and colour is a fantastic method to make sure your diet is balanced and pleasurable.  Its easy to get sick of the same foods, consuming a diet rich in all vegetables, high quality meats, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans

Limit alcohol intake

Now we aren’t telling you to stop alcohol consumption altogether, after all red wine is a rich source on antioxidants.  However there are a large amount of hidden calories is alcohol that when consumed on top of an energy dense diet can lead to weight gain.

Get plenty of sleep

Its no secret, the more sleep you get the better you feel.  Adequate sleep (7-8 hours) is essential. 

Avoid all refined foods

Refined foods are any items that are highly processed and usually stripped of all nutrients and fibre.   These are usually white flour, white sugar, white pasta, white bread etc.  The original ingredients are no longer recognizable as all their once important nutrients have been deducted using processing methods.

Find your exercise niche

It may take some time to find what kind of exercise you enjoy, but when you do everything will just click.  Here is a list of some very different forms of exercise; spin class, boot camp, TRX,  cross fit, yoga, pilates or a running club.

Reduce stress

Whether it is yoga, meditation or a quiet walk that help you reduce stress it is important that you find your best way to reduce stress.  Stress can be toxic to our body. 

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