Tips For Improving Your Health
By Rahab Kinyanjui
What if we told you it’s actually possible to be both the busiest and the healthiest version of yourself? It’s always easier said than done, but the impact a few changes can have on your mind and body is totally worth it.
Webster’s dictionary defines being healthy as being free from disease or pain. Health is something that you do not take for granted. Before becoming unhealthy, your body gives signs that you need to take better care of yourself. Don’t ignore them.
It could be bad skin, difficulty focusing at work or dry cracked lips.
But despite these warning signs, it can be frustrating trying to be healthy and thanks to the internet there is a lot of contradicting overwhelming information on what you need to do to get healthy, this makes it all the harder to be healthy.
Our advice: Start small and build from there.
Here are some tips to start you off:
Start the day right
Start your day with a healthy filling breakfast such as yogurt with fruits, eggs, avocado or oatmeal. It will help you stay motivated throughout the day to eat healthily. Pack healthy snacks such as chopped fruits and nuts. They are convenient when you are feeling hungry but don’t have time to eat.
Carrying around healthier snacks will help you avoid eating over processed snacks that have little or zero nutrition in them.
Most importantly drink a litre or more of water to help flush out toxins and keep you hydrated.
With deadlines rearing their heads in the corner, we often end up having meals in front of our computer screens, forgetting to breathe, let alone be mindful of how our bodies feel. No matter how stressed, slow down, breathe between bites, and take note when you’re full. Odds are you’ll end up eating much less (and feeling much better)!
Try out different recipes
Instead of frying meat, bake, grill, or broil it.
Take off the skin before cooking chicken and try eating fish at least once a week.
Steam vegetables instead of frying them.
Reduce any extra fat and this may include margarine on bread (butter is better), cheese, creams and excessive cooking oil.
Use low-fat or non-fat versions of these foods.
Tuti yogurt is a low-fat yogurt that can be part of your healthy journey. It has Aloe Vera which will boost your immunity, clean up your digestive system and will help you regulate your weight.
Incorporate it into your recipes either through smoothies, dips, salad dressings or have it as a snack.
Being healthier doesn’t mean changing your whole lifestyle. All it takes is making simple changes to your daily regimen.