Protein consumption is essential to muscle tissue reparation. Rather than wait until your next meal after working out, consider having a small protein snack immediately afterwards. Half a Herbalife shake or a Herbalife protein bar are great options for this. Contact us for more information.
Instead of allowing your midday hunger to dictate what you grab from the deli for sustenance at lunchtime, why not rather pack your lunch in the morning? That way you can control what you’re ingesting instead of leaving it up to fate and cravings. You might even consider having a Herbalife Shake for lunch, coupled with protein snacks for your tea breaks.
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Fibre not only helps to cleanse out your system, it also helps to keep cholesterol in check and it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Great sources of fibre include oats, lentils, fruit, brown rice, and whole grains. Ask us about our Fibre & Herb tablets or our Multifibre Drink to help increase your fibre intake.
As a counter-measure to stress, indulging in a little bit of purposeful breathing on a daily basis can bring about a dramatic change to one’s disposition. Inhale for a slow count of five, hold for a count of five, and then exhale for a count of five. Think of yourself as inhaling the calm and exhaling the stress. The benefits can be quite magical.
The air indoors tends to be far more contaminated than outdoors, worse so in badly ventilated areas. Try opening the doors and windows to get fresh clean air circulating through your home or office space. And now: breathe deeply…
Rearrange your fridge so that all the lovely fruits, vegetables, and salad ingredients are placed at eye-level instead on at the bottom where they are more conventionally placed. This way when you open the fridge they will be the first thing you see and you will be more likely to reach for them.
Move your fruit bowl to a place in the kitchen or dining area where it is visible to you. Reaching for the fruit bowl rather than the (preferably hidden or non-existent) sweet tin will go a long way to helping you achieve your health goals. Having the colourful treats on display will help you make the better choice.
Instead of using your lunch break to catch up on Facebook, why not take a brisk walk? A quick 15 minute walk will do the world of good in setting you up for the afternoon and ensuring that you have enough energy for the rest of the day. You might even see some strength and weight loss benefits from it! Breathe deeply, feel each muscle as you move, and go back to your desk feeling refreshed.
Whenever we get to the end of January I find myself considering resolutions again. If you’re anything like me you spend the last few days of December and the beginning of January lost in grand thoughts of improbable resolutions. I have to wonder if these resolutions do not set us up for disillusionment. Often what happens, especially with health goals and attempts at lifestyle changes, is that we tend to give up on resolutions almost immediately because we take on too many of them. Goals are such an important part of life, of course, and they are undoubtedly a pastime to be encouraged, but what if we’re biting off more than we can chew? It seems to me we could be.
I propose that we step back from the overwhelming resolutions that we try to tackle all at once and break them down into something a little more bite-sized. How about, instead of giving ourselves a long list of new rules to live by, we start with just one?
Drink more water.
Our part of the world is experiencing overwhelming heat, which means that dehydration is more likely than normal. We all know we should be drinking water and yet we still aren’t always doing it. So why don’t we all start with just this one resolution? We can practice the water for a while, and then add the next one.
Once you’ve mastered sticking to one resolution, it becomes easier to stick to the next one, right?
(that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)
Taste Tip: Add Herbal Aloe to your water for a refreshing change. Contact us for more info on the health benefits of drinking aloe.