10 Healthy steps to Spring you into Action!

  • Write down the goals and stick them somewhere that is always in your sight like in the bathroom or on the fridge. This keeps you motivated; it also means your friends/family will be more supportive in helping you achieve your goals. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
  • List your healthy habits that are strengths and congratulate yourself. List your weaknesses or aspects that are or may be a barrier for achieving your goals. Think of strategies to overcome these barriers. Identifying these will help you have a clearer path to achieving your goals.
  • If you haven’t already- start an exercise routine and keep to it. Write it in your diary when you can schedule it in during your day and week, that way you have a plan and plans help you succeed.  If you haven’t exercised in a while, don’t panic, just start small with something you enjoy like walking, then build up the intensity or duration.
    -If you are doing regular exercise maybe just change up the routine and try new pieces of equipment or increase the intensity or duration of your workouts to get desired goals.
  • Get your 5-7+ per day! Healthy eating starts with fruit and vegetables. Make this your core focus if you don’t do this consistently already. 2-3 pieces of fruit and 3-4 serves of a variety of vegetables. Remember ½ cup steamed veges = one serve or 1 cup salad= one serve. 
  • Drink at least 2L of water, more if you are exercising. If you don’t drink enough water to flush the toxins out of your system, your body will use the water from the colon (lower bowel) to reuse around the body (this just re-circulates the toxins the body has tried to extract).

  • Watch your portion size and make sure you are getting balance of nutrients. ½ plate vegetables, ¼ plate protein source and ¼ plate carbohydrate source
  • Get enough sleep! Very important for rejuvenation of the body- let it rest and repair and you will see the benefits. Try for 8 hours of quality sleep.
  • Watch the alcohol or little ‘extras’. Every glass of wine is 15mins extra on the treadmill running. Or a chocolate muffin is 12mins intense boxing/ uphill cycling.
  • Make healthy living easy and fun! Time to look after yourself.

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