As mentioned in our previous blog post, it is important that you follow a healthy lifestyle to maximise the benefits of Skinny or Detox tea. This means sticking to a healthy and balanced diet as well as exercising regularly.
Here I will give you our top 8 tips for staying fit and healthy:
(1) Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water
It is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day! Staying hydrated is crucial in keeping healthy, fit and energised. Sometimes we think we are hungry, when in actual fact we are thirsty! For those of you trying to lose weight, drinking more water can serve to suppress your appetite.
Additionally, our digestive systems need water to function as water helps to flush out waste. Water is fundamental in the flow of nutrients around the body. When we are dehydrated, these nutrients can’t circulate around our body meaning we won’t make the most of their benefits.
(2) Get your sleep!
There are many reasons why we should sleep more! One being that getting enough sleep can help you to maintain a healthy weight. If you are tired you might be less likely to have the energy to go for gym class or cook a healthy meal.
There is also a more scientific explanation behind this. Ever find yourself craving sweets and chocolate when you’re tired? The hormone leptin plays a key role in making you feel full; when you lose out on sleep, levels of leptin can drop meaning people who are tired are usually get hungrier.
(3) Eat your five-a-day
This rule goes way back but is still very important. Eating five fruits or vegetables everyday will ensure you have a healthy balanced diet and you are consuming your daily dose of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. After all, some of the foods most associated with shedding pounds are fruits and vegetables.
Fruit and vegetables are also usually low in calories and fat, which is why eating five daily can help you maintain a healthy weight and healthy heart. To make the most out of eating your five-a-day, eat a variation of fruits and vegetables as they all contain different combinations of nutrients.
(4) Breakfast is compulsory
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should not be skipped! There are many reasons for this, the obvious being that if you are feeling sluggish first thing in the morning, then a wholesome breakfast will help give you the energy kick you need to start the day!
Researchers have found that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be gain weight. Your metabolic rate tends to reduce while you sleep. Eating helps you kick start your metabolism. An increased metabolism can help you to burn more calories throughout the day, which is another reason why breakfast eaters typically weigh less.
(5) Save the Sweets
Regardless of what you are told, it is okay to indulge in sweets and dessert (in moderation), however, try to delay treating yourself after dinner. Eating sweets straight after a meal disrupts the absorption of nutrients. The best time to treat yourself is a couple hours after you finish your meal and remember the best healthy indulgences are dark chocolate (if you haven’t heard before)!
(6) Get Strong
Our bodies take longer to recover and can even be more susceptible to illness if we are not strong. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym. Just 10 minutes of exercise a day can do the trick. There are many simple ways you can exercise outside of the gym! For instance there are many apps on the iPhone and Android, which demonstrate a set of exercise routines working on a particular area of the body. Perhaps, you can work on one problem area each day?
Don’t be hard on yourself, set challenging but realistic goals! Yet, of course if you prefer hour-long gym sessions then go for it!
(7) Find a fitness buddy!
Why not find a friend or family member that you can exercise with. This is often the most enjoyable way to keep fit. You and your fitness partner can motivate each other while keeping things fun. Find someone who you can meet on a regular basis with the same goals as you.
(8) You can make the world your Gym!
As I mentioned above, you don’t need to pay for expensive gym memberships to stay fit. You can go for a light jog at the park while you walk your dogs, take the stairs instead of the lift at work, squeeze and release your lower abs while you’re sitting in traffic, stretch your legs while you wait to pay for your groceries and so much more! You’ll be amazed at how much exercise you can fit into your daily routine. Making small lifestyle changes can make all the difference!
*We hope you have benefited from these simple health and fitness tips. Remember that these tips will really help you maximise the results of your Örtte 28-day tea programme!