Are you often tired, lethargic and a little depressed? Do you swing from energizer bunny-style bounciness to feeling like you just cannot get out of bed? Chances are ladies, your lifestyle’s not quite up to scratch; you’ve picked up some bad habits and they’re bringing you down. By now girls, we all know what’s good for us and what’s not, but just in case you need reminding, I’ve compiled a list of 7 steps to healthier you.
1. Eat Breakfast
We’ve all heard it before, girls, and it’s still absolutely crucial. A small, healthy breakfast including complex carbohydrates, natural fibre and fruit is vital for so many reasons. It helps to kick start the metabolism so your body uses its nutrition more efficiently, and it stabilises blood sugar and energy levels for the rest of the day. Studies have consistently shown that thinner, healthier people who live longer eat within three hours of waking up; that’s pretty conclusive, ladies, you should do it too!
2. Stay Hydrated
Water is a necessary component in every single one of our bodies’ many, many functional processes. If we’re dehydrated, our mental activity is sluggish, we can’t digest food properly and we find ourselves plagued by headaches. Plenty of water helps to keep our hearts in good condition, it allows muscles to work at optimum functionality and it promotes an alert, receptive attitude. Drink around 8 to 10 glasses a day to stay hydrated girls, and more if you’re living in a super-hot climate.
3. Exercise Everyday
Yes, ladies, every single day! But, girls, remember that exercise doesn’t always have to mean extreme exertion; no one’s suggesting you climb Everest before breakfast or white-water raft down the Zambezi in your lunch break. Just make sure that you don’t spend all day sitting on you butt. Get out the house or the office and walk briskly for twenty minutes. Anything which raises your heart rate for a sustained period of time and gets your limbs moving is great!