Being healthy is a result of the little things we do each day, dependent upon a multitude of factors. With offers of advice and guidance coming at us from all angles, the Rosie On Fire team decided to pick out some of the BIG ones that we rely on to keep us heading in the right direction. We hope you find these helpful as well!
Kick Bad Habits To The Curb
…or actually, do what we do and just cut back on them. There are some ‘happy’ little indulgences that aren’t so bad, it’s just about that boring ‘M’ word – moderation. Things like a cheeky drink, an afternoon Snickers bar, your morning cup of coffee or that extra dessert at dinner. It’s about finding a healthy approach to balance.
Keep Your Checkups In Check
No one likes visiting the doctor, it’s right up there with the dentist. But it’s incredibly important. Our little trick is having a reminder in our phone and block in Google Calendar with regular checkups pre-scheduled, to ensure we get ourselves through the door.
Exercise The Doesn’t Feel Like Exercise
The trick to this is finding something you love not loath. One of our favourites is getting out for a walk which for us is a stroll through Hyde Park. At our offices in Hertfordshire, it’s a little ramble through the countryside. Even if you just get out for a walk a few times a week, exercise is important in your daily routine to stay fit and healthy according to this report on Nutrition Org UK. Especially with all the time we spend at desks and sitting, it’s as important to take those few minutes to soothe your mind as well as work your muscles.
Feed Your Body
It’s not just about calories, it’s about feeding your cells what they need. Get as many fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet as possible. Pair them with lean sources of protein such as chicken, fish, tofu and beans. We know it sounds boring but the payoff is getting rid of that sluggish feeling. For us, we like our weekend treats but keep it as clean as possible through the week to fuel us as we’re running around from meeting to meeting.
A Problem Shared…
This is literally what your best girlfriends are for. Nothing is more therapeutic than a heart to heart. Keeping emotions bottled up inside can cause mental and emotional stress as well as physical symptoms. It’s the perfect excuse to book a girls night.
One of our favourite activities! Sleep affects our physical and mental health tremendously, and many of us do not get enough according to the National Sleep Foundation. Lack of sleep adversely affects metabolism, mood, concentration, memory, motor skills, stress hormones and even the immune system and cardiovascular health. Sleep allows the body to heal, repair and rejuvenate itself in a way it simply cannot when a person is awake.
Our top tip is to make changes small tweaks or changes one at a time. Any little step is progress and that’s all that matters. We hope you found our little tricks helpful, and if you have your own feel free to share them with us! We’re always looking for more hacks to improving our day.
Rosie On Fire x