A healthy lifestyle helps you feel good on the inside and look good on the outside. Here are some easy tips to help you live a healthy life! Fitting your favourite foods into your diet
It is possible to fit your favourite foods into your diet. It is all about healthy, balanced eating, regular activity and balancing this with your intake of your favourite foods.
Eat breakfast every day
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. You’ve heard it before, but it is true. Breakfast is an ideal time to get a healthy dose of fibre from wholegrain bread or breakfast cereals. Eating a nutritious breakfast helps start the body for the day and keeps you feeling full throughout the morning.
Get the nutrient balance right
A well balanced diet contains a wide variety of nutritious foods from the core food groups, in the right amounts. Filling your diet with different foods from the grains, fruit and vegetable, dairy and meat groups helps you get the right balance. By eating the healthy, balanced way, treat foods may be enjoyed occasionally.
Many people love chocolates, lollies and other sweet treats. These can be part of a healthy diet, it’s just a matter of how often and how much. For a healthy diet, balance nutritious meals and snacks with your favourite treats. Indulge once in a while in treats with the “Be Treatwise” logo.
With today’s hectic lifestyles many people now move less than ever! Increasing your activity levels is as simple as making active choices. Like taking the stairs instead of the lift. The more active choices you make, the easier they become. And that’s good news for your health, heart and waistline!
An easy step to a healthy life is to keep up your fluids. Aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluid each day. Tea and coffee are okay, but it is best if most of the fluid you consume over the day is water because it does not contain kilojoules.
Get a good night’s sleep
Good sleep is just as important to your health and wellbeing as a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Sleep is an essential time of rest and rejuvenation and benefits our minds and bodies in many ways. Without enough sleep you’ll end up feeling drowsy, have trouble concentrating, have lower productivity and be more irritable.
Take some “me” time
With all the hustle and bustle of daily living, sometimes we feel like life is passing us by. It’s important to take time to relax, to have fun and just enjoy a little free time, either on your own or with your friends and family. Take some time-out each day to let go and laugh.