Fitness Tips

6 Quick Health & Wellness Tips

Start now!

Not tomorrow, not next week, not next Monday. Why wait to feel proud of what you’re doing for yourself? Take control and make a difference now.

Make a list

Three reasons why it is important for you to maintain great health and post your list where you can see it every day. This is your motivation to stay on track with your goals.

Think Green

Add in cruciferous vegetables — think broccoli, kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Cruciferous veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals, fibre, and phytochemicals and have been linked to lower cancer risks.

Don't forget to have fun

Once a week, plan a fun workout, something that you actually look forward to. Take a dance class, join a sports team, or go on an active date with your partner. You are way more likely to exercise if it is something you enjoy.

Get Enough Sleep

Never mind the old axiom, "I'll sleep when I'm dead". Poor sleep is implicated in poor cognition, poor adaptation to exercise, fatigue, irritability and weight gain due to messing with the hormones that regulate our appetites. Get your quality Z's and you'll reduce stress, increase alertness, and make your exercise more productive and more tolerable.

Find a Buddy

Accountability measures are important — it's human nature to stay where you're comfortable and this can lead to complacency. When you share your plan with others, your success rate naturally rises. Often, when left to our own devices we can succumb to procrastination and become unmotivated. Finding a workout partner who has similar goals and interests can take your fitness plan from flat lining to fun.