8 Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

1. Set your health goals

What are you working towards and why? Keep it simple, the main drive is to be healthy, so breakdown what you personally have to do in order to get there. This can range from loosing weight, putting on weight, toning, better gut health, getting rid of aches and pains. Theres always something to work on, find out what you need and work towards that and most of all make it fun.

Remember health is not about how we look on the outside, it is about the inside as whatever is happening on the inside will manifest on the outside. So check those insides, if you can go for a blood test to check for any deficiencies, its always a good start.

2. Water is your best friend

Science says our body is 60% water, that’s a lot meaning we have to keep our body hydrated. There are so many health benefits both mentally and physically with drinking a good amount of water and it won’t take you a long time to feel the positive changes once you start increasing your intake. Benefits include reducing headaches, better energy, better skin, improved bowel movements, basically water helps flush toxins out your body and keep your system going.

The recommended amount is 2 litres if you struggle with drinking water whether taste or keeping up with your intake, try adding fruit to your water such as lemon, lime or strawberries leave over night in the fridge for better taste. Invest in a bottle to help you keep track, I have a 2L bottle I carry around and it has literally changed the game for me keeping me accountable and I feel so proud once I’ve finished it.

If your active or doing lots of exercise increase your water intake.

3. You are what you eat.

Heard it so many times, it's the truth. You have to be mindful of what you are putting into your body give your body the right fuel it needs, be kind and look after yourself. Start with keeping a food diary write down everything you eat. After a week look back and reflect, what do you need more of what do you need less off.

It's so important to ensure your body is getting the right amount of nutrients it needs to function. As you begin to adapt your diet you will feel better, more alive, always do everything in moderation.

4. Get moving

Our cave man history proves as humans we’re created to move our bodies, exercise and movement has to be on our agendas.

By moving your body you’re strengthening and equipping your body to last long by improving muscle and joints, which protect your bones as you get older. Getting your heart rate up is great to get the blood flowing around the body and release those endorphins.

Exercise has been known to decrease stress, improve overall physical well-being and ultimately enable you to be fit to live and enjoy a longer life. So get moving and be creative there are so many ways you don't need to go to the gym or have any or loads if any equipment - you can walk, run, dance, play a sport, do pilates the list is endless.

5. Sleep is a necessity

We need sleep to rest and recover, as humans we are not machines. Sleep is not an option its a priority and ideally we should aim to get 7-9 hours of solid sleep. This is the time your body gets to process all the information you have been taking in. Better sleep will help with productivity, concentration and give you physical energy for your day as well as improve mental well-being.

6. Be authentic

There’s so much information out there from new diets to new exercise trends, this is exciting as science and technology is helping us evolve to know more about our body. But don’t let this overwhelm you, find out what works for you and your schedule and run with it.

We are all on our own health journey with individual goals, so do what’s best for you and what’s going to serve your health and help you reach your goal. Be inspired but done feel pressured to be exactly like others, there’s only one you.

7. Start small and grow

If you’re completely new on your health journey, then start by making little changes which will add up to make a big goal. For example starting with 5/10 minutes walk or run, swapping sugary drinks for water.

This way it won’t be such a shock to your system, which will keep you safe and allow you to grow in your health journey at a reasonable and realistic rate. Remember its about making health a lifestyle that you can keep and maintain.

8. Accountability

When you tell someone about your goals regardless of what it is, it shows trust, dedication and responsibility. This person will help you keep you on track and remind you of what you said you wanted. This can be as simple as telling a friend or family member or if you want to take it step further having a personal trainer coach or nutritionist, are all very helpful and will enable you to reach your full potential and smash your goals.

Good luck with your journey remember to check out health experts Corinne Holt and Gennaro Mosca who both offer professional services to help you smash your health goals.


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Hi I’m Jackie, I’m an Ugandan- Brit creative, dancer, health enthusiast and change agent. I have a general passion for encouraging people and am really interested in others journeys. 

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