Published: 11 December 2022

Easy, small changes to boost your health for 2023

For 2023, we’d like to stop making big resolutions we’d forget in a week, and start focusing on smaller, more manageable goals. That’s why our blog this month looks at some of the smaller changes we can all make to become healthier this year.

Start the day with a fibre-rich breakfast
What we choose to eat for breakfast helps power the rest of our day, so it’s important to make healthy decisions! Try a cereal that includes at least 10 grams of fibre and top it with Greek yoghurt and berries, porridge with pear and almonds or add avocado and egg to wholegrain toast. High fibre breakfasts not only come with a lot of health benefits, but will help reducing the amount of times you reach for the snack cupboard before lunch! 

Eat more vegetables
We could probably all add a few more vegetables to our diet! Vegetables add more fiber and nutrients which keep us full and prevent overeating. Try adding more to sauces, sneaking some in smoothies, making soup or prepping snack boxes with vegetables.

Meal Plan
We make healthier food choices when we plan ahead and already no what we are eating. When you know you already have chicken, rice and vegetables prepped for dinner, you’re mind is less likely to starting  for dinner. Try sitting down on the weekend for 30 minutes or so to plan your meals for the next week, or at least plan for 3 days at a same. It may lead to healthier choices and a happier bank account!

Walk More
Walking is one of the easiest and most effective ways to exercise – and it’s free! Ideally, you’d start by walk slowly for a few minutes to warm up, and then walking briskly for a few minutes to get your heart pumping! Then, before you finish, walk slowly again to cool-down. While it’s recommended, we walk for 30 minutes a day, try starting with just 10 minutes a day and increasing when you can.

Don't eliminate treats
Yep, you heard us. When planning a healthier diet, don’t completely skip out on the treats! If you cut out your favourite treats, you’re more likely to be unhappy with your diet. Keep a few of your favourite treats in the cupboard, just try to be conscious about how much sugar you are consuming.

Avoid sugary drinks  
Sugary drinks are believed to be a big cause of excess weight. They are packed with sugars, and it can be very easy to forget that. Try replacing some with lemon water. The lemon aids some sweetness but is also great for your digestion system and skin health. If water and lemon is too plain for your preference, try herbal or green teas instead!

Published: 11 December 2022