There’s no limit to how fit and healthy you can feel. Regardless of how healthy your lifestyle is, you can always do better. And when it comes to boosting your vitality, it’s the little things that count.
Keep a one week food diary to make sure you’re hitting all your nutrient goals.
Every week sample a new seasonal vegetable (or vegetable recipe) you haven’t tried before.
Anticipate your low energy times of day and plan in advance for a nutrient-packed snack.
If you’re tempted to eat when you’re not truly hungry, distract yourself with a completely different activity such as playing with your pet or cleaning your teeth.
Encourage your body to wind down at night by keeping deadlines for your final stimulant of the day – last coffee, TV off, final phone screen scroll.
Manage your sleeping environment for optimal rest – keep your room tidy, temperate and free of electronic devices.
Measure your sleep. Use a sleep app to check you’re meeting your goals and track your progress over time.
Set a weekday bedtime that’s appropriate for your sleep needs and your household.
Reach your water quota by starting early in the day – one with breakfast, two before 10am, two before 1pm, two before 4pm, one with dinner.
Line up multiple water bottles in your fridge and grab one every time you hop in the car.
Motivate yourself to drink more water by investing in groovy bottles that you enjoy using.
Reach your daily water quota via a variety of formats – water bottles, decaffeinated herbal tea, sparkling water with a slice of lemon at dinner.
Look for opportunities to add water into your daily life, for example always have a glass in a meeting or while you wait for takeaway coffee.
Fresh air, sunshine and green space all help with mental wellness so try to take time outside every day.
Do some stretches at your desk during your work day to increase blood circulation to your brain.
Try reading a book instead of watching TV.
A schedule that’s too busy can destroy your vitality. Consider streamlining your commitments so you can give better energy to the most important things and enjoy them more.