Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Sunday Post: A Healthy Lifestyle

I think we're all well aware of how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle where possible. I know what you're thinking - "tell me something I don't know" right? But hear me out. Just call this my way of helping you out along the way.

Healthy eating. I'm not telling you to live off salad here, just watch what you're putting into food. Eat 3 meals a day, snack when you're hungry and don't shy away from the salad. Try to make your favourite fast foods yourself at home. Keep away from things like ready meals as best as you can too, unless you want to feel fully nauseated by the salt and preservative content - definitely not good for you. Try ween yourself into better eating, just try putting more veg with a standard meal, or maybe even grilling your meat rather than frying it. Tiny changes! Not only will eating better make you feel fantastic but the benefits for your skin and hair are something to keep in mind. 

Drink more water. And I'll bet you're sick of hearing that. But seriously, I could write a list of the health benefits; flushes out toxins in the body, hydrates the skin, promotes cell growth for lovelier hair, tones skin... but I digress. Don't like water? Try green, herbal or fruit teas as a way to get more of the good stuff into your system, drink cordial instead of carbonated drinks or even put your favourite fruits into a glass with some ice for an alternative to flavoured water which can sometimes be laden with sugar. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

Move more. I know this one is probably the biggest pain of all, but hear me out. If you get up and about a little more you'll have much more energy and you'll feel much less lethargic. Pick yourself a time of the day, I personally feel a pre-morning-shower bike ride or jog works best as it wakes me up and I can go get clean right after, on set days each week (you'll knock yourself out if you go from 0 days a week to every day so start off small and do something perhaps twice) and stick to it. Once it becomes part of your routine it'll feel like much less of a chore and you won't even think about doing it, you'll just have it over and done with. Even doing things like walking that 20 minutes to the shops instead of getting in the car or bus will make a huge difference to both the way you look and feel.  


  1. Great post :) I've just added a weekly sunday feature to my blog as well


  2. Fab post!! Am always looking for ways to be healthier as tbh I'm a junk food girl :Pxxx

    1. Hahaha you and every other female in the entire world I'm guessing! Thank you love :)