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Healthy hacks for busy people

March 29, 2018

 

1. Drink more water

Our bodies need an average of 3-4L of water per day! Water is so important to naturally detox our bodies and keep us hydrated but the hardest part is remembering to get those litres in!

 

Try to aim to have 500ml of water each morning on rising, before breakfast as this will help to kick start your metabolism and rehydrate you.

 

Invest in a 2L water bottle and take it with you everywhere! Fill it up in the morning and it will act as a reminder to drink the whole bottle before the end of the day.

 

Download a water tracker app on your phone and it will send you reminders when you need to drink!

 

2. Smoothies

These are a great way to increase your fluid intake whilst providing you with essential nutrients and energy to start your day. They are super easy and quick to make and are great for on the go. Consider making them the night before and freezing them so they are ready to go in the morning!

 

Remember to include a healthy source of fat, protein and carbohydrate in each smoothie to keep you full and satisfied until lunch.

 

3. Weekend meal planning

Invest in a food planner and sit down on a Sunday and plan out what you are going to eat for each meal for the coming week. From this you can make a shopping list and ensure you have everything you need. This will save you time and you will spend less time heading to the grocery store and ultimately save more money from buying less takeout food.

 

Remember to never go shopping on an empty stomach as you will be tempted to buy unnecessary and usually unhealthy items!

 

4. Socialise and exercise

Instead of catching up with a friend over breakfast, you could meet your friend and exercise instead. This will make your exercise regime much more enjoyable!

 

It is so important to move our bodies each day and encourage an active lifestyle in our day to day life.

 

5. Do fat burning workouts

There is no need to spend hours on the treadmill or cross trainer to burn calories! The secret to burning fat all day long whilst saving you time in the gym is to incorporate HIIT sessions into your sessions. These can range from 10 mins up to 45 minutes and can be performed at home or in the gym and aim at keeping your heart rate elevated the entire time. This maximises your toning and metabolism boosting results!

 

If HIIT isn’t your style, try sprint intervals instead. Sprinting is a great way to bring your heart rate up and take advantage of that after burn effect.

 

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