5 Simple Health Hacks

Staying healthy can be a challenge, especially if you’re juggling a lot of commitments such as work, study, family, friends and everything else between. Many people these days feel like they are too busy to prioritise their health and then find themselves feeling lethargic and stressed out. This is not a good way to live your life. Ideally you should set aside some time each day to focus on your health, whether it’s 5 minutes drinking a few extra glasses of water a day or going for a quick run – your health is your most important asset. If you want to purchase some quality health insurance, please see HBF for their health insurance plans.
Drink More Water
Most people are dehydrated. Dehydration can affect how your brain functions, which can then go on to affect almost every aspect of your life. Ideally you should be drinking at least eight full glasses of water a day, even more if you are exercising. I personally find it hard to drink enough water so I routinely add in a little bit of lemon juice to spice it up.
Walk More
Walking is a great low impact exercise that has a number of health benefits. Personally I find being outside in nature so relaxing and refreshing. Walking will get your heart pumping, oxygen running through your veins and will help uplift your mood. If you are new to exercise, start small. Park slightly further away so you need to walk to and from your destination. Take the stairs instead of the lift. Small changes add up quickly and will seriously benefit your life.
Add in Smoothies
I find it quite challenging to get enough fresh fruit and vegetables into my daily diet, so find smoothies a great way to get them down without feeling like I am forcing them on myself. You can add in things like coconut oil, chia seeds and fresh nuts to get a ton of extra health benefits. Smoothies are great for a breakfast on the go or as a quick afternoon pick-me-up.
Save Carbs for Dinner
Do you find yourself crashing after lunch? You might be sensitive to carbs. I personally prefer to limit my carbs during the day and instead savour them in the evening. If you are opposed to trying carbs at night, try keeping a food diary to see how different foods affect your energy levels.
Activated Charcoal
If you have a headache, sore stomach or ‘accidentally’ drank too much the night before, then you can sooth yourself with some activated charcoal. Make sure you buy activated charcoal as that is the type that has been produced for medical use. Charcoal works by binding to the toxins and removing them from your body and it is safe for every day use.