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Health shortcuts to know
August 31, 2014, 4:53 pm

Who says being healthy has to be complicated? All you need to know is the most effective and quickest way to feel the best you’ve ever felt. After all, life’s too short to worry about calorie counting and fad diets. You’ve got better things to do, right?

Eat well:  Good clean eating is what it’s about. If you get this right, you can bypass having to worry about a plethora of other health issues that come from a bad diet. There’s no easier shortcut than that! If you’re eating healthy and looking after yourself, you won’t have to waste time trying to get your skin under control or your hair looking glossy because your diet has taken care of it for you.

Include the right nutrients in your diet:  There’s a reason why you keep hearing about the need to include things like prebiotics and fibre in your diet – they help you get a better digestive system which means you can avoid conditions like bloating and constipation, absorb nutrients better (which will make you feel good inside and out) and also fight off disease like a champion.

Tailor your diet to you: Does a big dinner make you lethargic? Does gluten not agree with you? Now is the time to pay attention to your body and what it’s telling you when it comes to what you are eating. Learn to tailor your diet according to what makes you feel great and you’ll inevitably always feel awesome.

Balance is key:  Balance is everything when it comes to health. Eat a balanced diet, learn to maintain the balance between work, rest and relaxation and you’ll always live in the smug knowledge that you’re operating at 100 per cent. The moment you learn to master the juggling act is the moment when you realise you feel pretty darn good.

Small changes every day make a big difference:  Take the easy way around by avoiding drastic life changes and introducing healthy life tweaks a little bit at a time. So if your goal is to meet your daily veggie intake, try and do it for one day. If you’re successful, do it the next and so forth. If you do it bit by bit you’re more likely to stick to it which means less time wasted later on.

Chew your food:  This may sound like something you’d say to a toddler, but stop and chew your food. It’s amazing how many of us are guilty of wolfing down a plate of food in just a matter of minutes. You should be chewing your food at least 10-12 times – this sends the signal to our digestive system that food is on its way and to be prepared. This in turn means you’re able to digest food more efficiently, and also absorb nutrients better.

Get into good habits now:  There’s no time like the present. The easiest shortcut to getting healthy further down the track is by starting today. Train yourself to eat well and look after yourself now and reap the rewards sooner rather than later.



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