by in Health Tips April 15, 2018

One of the yoga instructors in the class I attended in Prahran (Melbourne) said one day:

“The body and mind love habits – it is up to us which habits we choose to cultivate and encourage”

– and I just love this quote.

It can be the small things we change in our lifestyle or eating habits which can have profound effects on our wellbeing.

Here are two easy habits to cultivate – even if you did just one of these it would be a good start!!!

1. Try to eat a Rainbow of Colors of fresh seasonal vegetables
every day. As it is now Spring (even if the weather
does not know it) it is a perfect time to increase your intake
of vegetables. Make a green smoothy for breakfast, eat a salad every
evening with your dinner, add an extra serving of vegetables with every
lunch and dinner, add some vegetables to your breakfast! Get an organic
vegetable box delivery every week, it will make you eat those greens,
yellows, reds, purples etc.

2. Keep Hydrated !!!! Water is vital to health and vitality. It
helps transport nutrients around the body and is also vital to
the body’s natural detoxification process and the elimination
of the body’s wastes.

We should try to drink 2 litres of water a day (herbal tea you
drink can be included in this). If you don’t really like plain
water, then adding some cucumber, ginger or mint to it can
make the transition to plain water easier.

Sometimes when you think you are hungry you are actually
thirsty, so before reaching for that snack, have a big drink
of water and wait 15 minutes, you might find that you are
not hungry after all!!

Also if you feel thirsty, you are actually dehydrated, so try to
keep drinking throughout the day so you don’t get that
thirsty feeling!

Initially if you start to drink 2 litres of water and are not used
to it, you will probably end up going to the loo a lot – but
this quickly settles down so don’t panic and think this is not
working for me!!