a fact that I am abit of a sloth, I still make sure to set aside enough time
during the day to take care of my body. Make these habits a part of your daily
ritual, and see your health sore:
1. Do 20 sit-ups and 20 push-ups every morning.
by no means will help you achieve a ripped Adonis-like six-pack (unless you have super
active mutant genes), there are nevertheless some powerful perks that you will
instantly experience with this quick workout. Not only will it help relieve morning drowsiness by making you feel more energised and elevated, it will also increase body circulation and raise the metabolic rate of the body, aiding with weight loss.
on sunscreen every single day.
This is a biggie, if you are not doing this
already, start now! Regardless if it’s cloudy, rainy or even a friggin’
thunderstorm outside, make sure you wear sunscreen each day – SPF20, minimum. But if you
personally prefer the wrinkly prune look, who am I to judge.
an antioxidant filled smoothie for breakfast each morning.
One of my best
purchases ever has been the Breville Blend-Active. What originally attracted me
to buying it was the convenience of being able to make a smoothie within
minutes, and being able to dash out of the house with the cup. The Breville
Blend-Active is essentially the Ferrari of the blender world; it blends all the
ingredients in so seamlessly, that you end up with the creamiest of smoothies. Pinterest
is inundated with smoothie recipes if you are stuck on what ingredients to combine.
some sun light.
Vitamin D is important for the body to be able to absorb
calcium and strengthen bones. Just opening the window and letting some
natural light flood into the room will make all the difference in the world. Even better, get out of the
house and go for a ten minute walk each day.
a handful of nuts everyday.
They are powerful little things! Nuts are jam-packed with protein, fibre and essential fats, making them the ideal
vitality-boosting snack. Replace the crisps and chocolates for this tasty,
lemon water every morning.
As soon as you wake up, head straight to the kitchen
and prepare yourself a glass of hot water with lemon juice squeezed in. This will help cleanse the body from toxins, increases metabolism, freshens
breath (although I would still recommend brushing your teeth afterwards), boosts
your immune system and resets the body’s PH balance. Plus, think about all that
Vitamin C goodness!
body brushing before showering.
With an exfoliating glove or brush, start from the neck and work your way
down to the feet, polishing the skin in a gentle circular motion. This
can be done within a couple of minutes prior to jumping in to the shower. Dry
body brushing helps promote circulation, aids lymphatic drainage, and removes
dead skin cells, helping to maintain silky smooth skin all year around.
pulling for oral hygiene.
Oil pulling is a renowned dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon
of extra virgin organic coconut oil in the mouth on an empty stomach, for
approximately 20minutes. With the mouth being home to millions of bacteria,
this action acts as a cleanser, pulling out all toxins before they get a chance
to penetrate the body. This technique not only benefits the body, but also
improves oral health by cleaning and brightening the teeth, keeping them pearly
9. Take fish oil capsules
Taking one fish oil capsule per day has numerous health benefits including
reduced blood pressure and reduced inflammation. It also boosts the immune
system, is rich in omega 3 and fatty acids, and improves skin-cell health.
10. Start a detox tea programme.
I have recently started the Teami 30 Day Detox programme to help flush out
toxins from the body. The pack comes with a supply of Skinny loose-leaf tea and 15 colon cleanse tea bags to be used in alternating days. Filled with
powerful antioxidants, this teatox pack helps boost metabolism, increases
energy levels, reduces bloating, improves the skin complexion and helps aid
start the day with the Skinny tea (after drinking the lemon water first thing),
and keep topping up the same tea bag with hot water throughout the day. Every other night I will finish
the day with the colon cleanse tea bag, and the next day I will feel invigorated.
If you would like to give the Teami 30 Day Detox programme a go (or any other product of their range), save yourself some pennies by using my 10% discount code “ANASOFIA” at the checkout.
What are your daily healthy lifestyle habits? Please share!
Lots of love, Ana