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Healthy vibes, healthy life!

‘You are what you eat’ is what we are so often told whenever we enjoy a burger, cheesy fries or tons of ice-cream. Everyone knows that the aforementioned food types are okay in moderation and it’s definitely not good for our bodies when we go overboard, so where do we draw the line?

As of recent, people are more health-conscious than ever, with so much information freely available on the internet and social media, but only some of us absorbing the information and others aren’t. This is mainly because of the time that life demands from us between student life, work, family and friends, we don’t have time to cook and eat healthy on a daily basis.

However, not to worry, we have created five healthy ways that you can start implementing in your daily life…

  1. Breakfast

We’ve all heard the saying ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and it’s true, it is. Make a good breakfast a priority on your daily to-do list as it kickstarts your metabolism and replenishes your energy.

  1. Water

Approximately 60% of the human body is composed of water, so it’s no surprise that many of us need to drink more water to improve our health. The general rule is that adults should be drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. If you forget to gulp down a glass of water, add an hourly reminder on your phone.

  1. Mindful eating

Honesty is the best policy, and a lot of us don’t eat because we’re hungry, right? We either snack on something because we’re bored and we’ve got some stomach room to use up. We often snack while watching movies or talking with friends. This is where mindful eating comes in to play. Before you decide to munch on a packet of chips or indulge in a large bowl of ice-cream, ask yourself if you’re hungry and if that doesn’t work, drink a glass of water and wait ten minutes to see if you still feel the need to eat something.

  1. Multiple meals

As mentioned before, we don’t have the time to cook which results in not eating healthy meals. The easiest solution to this is by pre-planning meals. You can cook meals like pasta or curry (there are healthy ways to make curry – surprising, I know!), and you can freeze them in portion-sized containers. Alternatively, consider making salads with a portion of protein – quick, easy and healthy!

  1. Healthy snacks

Snacking is often associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to be. Swap your chips and chocolates for healthy alternatives instead. Snacks like nuts, veggie sticks with dip, healthy crackers or dark chocolate are always good options to snack on. Also, high-protein snacks are more filling than carbs or fats, so they will keep you away from the fridge and cupboard for a longer period of time.

A note to remember, as we compromise our diets, we compromise our health. A bad diet contributes to almost every health condition out there, so try and eat a bit healthier, maybe you can make it one of your new year resolutions 😉. 

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