Tips for going into 2024 fitter, healthier & happier
Small and Realistic Changes
For long term changes to be achieved, small changes need to be made.
Small changes are easier to fit into a busy lifestyle and once they are a part of your daily routine, they can be built upon with more!
We have put together a list of our Top 10 Tips that involve small and realistic changes to start you off towards a fitter, healthier and happier you this year.
1. Carry a water bottle around with you
Have a water bottle on you everywhere you go and take regular sips throughout the day to keep hydrated, which will help reduce fatigue, tiredness and cravings.
2. Add one extra serving of vegetables to your day
Add at least half a cup of cooked veggies or one cup of salad to the side of a meal. Alternatively, finely chop an extra cup of veggies and sneak them into a stir-fry or bolognaise.
3. Swap a snack
If your daily snacking habits involve a sugary muffin, cookie, pastry or chocolates, try setting yourself a starting goal of 2 or 3 days a week where you swap this for fresh fruit and yoghurt or veggie sticks and hummus.
4. Choose wholegrains over white refined carbs
Opt for brown grainy breads, brown pasta and brown rice over white varieties. The fibre will fill you up as well as stabilise your mood and energy levels.
5. Ditch the soft drink
Opt for sparkling water sweetened with fresh or frozen berries, to reduce your sugar intake and risk of developing diseases like diabetes which are associated with drinking too much soft drink.
6. Chew slowly
Slower chewing will help your body register when it is full to help prevent you from overeating.
7. Add two 30 minute walks to your week
Find time during your week to take at least 2 walks, to help increase your exercise and clear your mind.
8. Attend at least 2 LLGA sessions per week
Attend an in-park session or online class with our amazing trainers who have also pre-recorded fitness and wellness videos for you to do in your own time. Including Sam’s High Intensity Boxing Workout, Michael’s happy mind meditation and Kelly’s Peach Bum Pilates. These sessions we will help to improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and mobility, which will improve your physical health, mental health and overall quality of life!
9. Do 10 mins of mediation when you get into bed
10. Reduce your screen time
Turn screens off when eating and avoid screens at least an hour before bed time (except for turning on your meditation session) to help reduce stress and improve relaxation and sleep. This will also help your family spend better quality time together, improving connection and happiness.
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Live Life Get Active is a registered health promotion charity that offers FREE outdoor activity camps and wellbeing and nutritional programmes to help address obesity, diabetes and mental health. Our vision is to build fitter, healthier and happier communities right across Australia. Our in-park offering is supported by a comprehensive digital offering.