10 Goals for a Fitter, Healthier & Happier You in 2020

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Fitness, Happier, Healthier

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

Come to our camps and we will help you 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

Download the Headspace app and take a 10 minute meditation session to help reduce stress and improve sleep.

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.

Live Life Get Active is building a fitter, healthier and happier Australia and we want people to have fun along the way. With the help of Local Government and Corporate Australia we provide FREE health, fitness and nutritional education both online and in the parks, suburbs and cities of Australia.