10 Simple Ways to be Healthier

"My Body Is A Temple" - but do you really take care of the body you're in? As a big fan of cleansing and detoxing my body with Urban Remedy, we have teamed up to give you the lowdown from the Urban Remedy Headquarters. Here are 10 simple ways to be healthier without feeling like you have had to sacrifice.

1. Eat slowly. Chew your food well and eat slowly. A handy trick is to put your knife and fork down between mouthfuls and not to pick it up again until you’ve completely finished your mouthful. You’ll enjoy your food more and almost certainly eat a little less.

2. Exercise portion control. Serve yourself a reasonable portion. Eat it (slowly of course). If you’re still hungry 20 mins later, have a little more.

3. Eat everything you like, but do it in moderation. Denying yourself completely is a one way street to Bingeville.

4. Do at least one ‘swap’ a day. Swap your 2nd coffee for a herbal tea, swap the lift for the stairs, swap a sweet treat for a piece of fruit.

5. Drink warm or hot water with lemon first thing in the morning (at least 30 mins before breakfast). We bang on about this a bit, but it’s a great way to kick start your metabolism and the body’s natural rejuvenation mechanisms.

6. Drink more water throughout the day. Try sipping hot water (I love this during winter) or add chlorophyll (aka liquid sunshine) to room temperature water.

7. Go Meatless on Mondays (or any day of the week). Go vego one day a week. It’s good for you and you’ll no doubt surprise yourself by how much you enjoy it and how flavoursome vegetarian meals can be.  

8. Up your fruit and veg content with a fresh juice, smoothie or soup each day. If you don’t have a blender or a juicer, invest in one and try your hand at creating smoothie and juice recipes. You’ll be amazed at how many veggies you can pack in with a little bit of fruit.

9. Eat when you’re hungry. Don’t eat if you’re not. Brilliant.

10. Listen to what your body really wants. Often you’ll find that while you automatically think you want a biscuit or cake with your 3pm coffee, your body would actually love a piece of fruit.

Your body is a temple. Keep it clean.

(*main image: Sjana Earp)


Grace said...

great tips! I think not eating when you arent actually hungry helps, especially if you eat when you are bored.
Grace xx

HelloKittyx94 said...

I am definitely for moderation - I never deny my body anything because it just makes things worse!

xxx Kat

Pink Diva: Makeup Artist and Beauty Guru xx said...

Hi ladies,
Glad you found these tips interesting and hopefully useful. It really is about treating your body with respect but never denying things or starving yourself thin!

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