The freshness of spring is in the air! With summer holidays just 10 weeks away, it’s the perfect moment to embrace healthier habits. While the intention to lead a healthier life is there, our hectic schedules can often get in the way. But don’t worry, we’ve lined up some straightforward steps to get you prepped for summer and feeling your best in no time…
Embrace the walk
Many of us are glued to our desks and screens for the better part of the day. Coupled with long commutes, our daily activity levels can be minimal. Why not infuse a bit more movement into your routine? Maybe send a few emails standing up, choose the stairs over the elevator, or park just a tad further away to get in those extra steps. Small steps (literally) can make a difference, and a fitness tracker can be a fun way to chart your progress.
Master the art of lunch prep
While making lunch after a demanding day might seem taxing, it’s a worthwhile investment. Not only does it save you some cash, but it also ensures you’re fuelling your body with wholesome choices. Think along the lines of refreshing wraps, crunchy salads, or savoury homemade stir-fries. Make a bit extra, and you’ve got meals for days.
Stock a healthy snack stash
Unforeseen demands can sometimes derail your meal plans. When that lunch salad seems a distant dream, it’s helpful to have a backup. Stash away snacks like dried fruits, granola bars, trail mix, and perhaps some tasty biltong to fend off those fast-food cravings.
Remember the saying about apples and doctors? Well, water is just as crucial. Staying well-hydrated supports your body’s many functions and keeps your energy levels up. Make it a habit to always have a water bottle within reach. Need reminders? There’s an app for that.
Power down your device
In today’s connected world, truly unplugging seems impossible. But those endless scrolls before bedtime might be disrupting your sleep, courtesy of the blue light from screens. Make sleep quality a priority: either power down or place your device out of arm’s reach. Trust us, your social media feed will still be there at sunrise.
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