"Get Fit" Tip of the Day - 4 Easy Ways to Get A Bit Healthier and Fitter
Starting a new health and fitness plan can be a little bit daunting. I often speak with people who have hit a ‘mental roadblock’ and really don’t know where to start, or sometimes, how to keep going.
So today, I thought I’d talk about breaking down some of these changes and goals into small attainable steps.
1. Stretch. Every. Single. Day.
Whether it’s once you get up and out of bed, after a warm shower or getting up from your desk after sitting for a few hours. A good stretch can help increase the flow of blood to your whole body, which may make you feel more awake. It can also help with fine muscle coordination, range of motion and tension relief. It’s quite easy to reap these benefits when we stretch regularly, which is why it’s so important to make time for it.
2. Curb your sugar cravings with a piece of fruit
Instead of reaching for snack foods that are full of sugar, take the edge off with a piece of fruit. I know it’s easier said than done… but eating a banana or an apple with a little nut butter can take care of that sugar craving, while also providing you with some extra nutrition, such as fiber, and also help decrease your waist line.
3. Perfect your squat technique and do them everywhere
Don’t waste those minutes you spend waiting around. Learn how to do the perfect squat and start doing them whenever you have a free moment. Brushing your teeth? Do a couple of squats. Waiting for your coffee to brew? Squat as many time as possible while you wait. Blow-drying your hair in the morning? Do some squats as you go. If you’re feeling brave, do them in the office as a way to get your blood pumping after sitting for a while. Your back, legs and butt will love you for it!
4. Add more veggies to your plate
If veggies are taking up less than a quarter of the space on your lunch and dinner plate, it might be time to overhaul. Vegetables provide you with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to keep your energy up and fuel your body’s processes! Increased energy will lead to not needing as much caffeine from coffee each day.
Hope you find these sneaky changes helpful and start implementing them! Small steps like this really do add up over time (or shall I say, help decrease your waistline) so it’s definitely worth trying to add these daily habits into your routine.
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