I know we’re all super busy, so always cooking healthy homemade meals and working out for hours every day might not be very realistic. But, there are lots of simple yet very effective tips and steps to incorporate into your daily routine, that will only take up a few minutes of your time.
Kickstart your morning with lemon water
Pour yourself a big glass of water, squeeze in half a lemon, and you’ve got yourself a miracle morning drink. Drinking this every day the first thing you do in the morning has been shown to have tons of health benefits. It helps your digestion (especially if you drink it warm), increases your metabolic rate, gives your immune system a boost and improves your skin!
Sneak in some secret exercising
Working out doesn’t have to mean going for a run or to the gym. Challenging yourself to not take the easy way out of your daily tasks is a great way to incorporate exercising into your everyday routine. Walk or bike instead of taking the car, take the stairs instead of the elevator and do squats while unloading the dishwasher. It’s all about turning a regular task into an exercise!
Take regular stretch breaks
Staying in the same position for extended periods of time – whether you’re sitting or standing – can cause muscle tension and stiffness, and in the long run even lead to long-term back and neck problems. Taking short stretch breaks at least once per hour helps get the blood flowing and reduces the pain and stress on your muscles.
Set 5 minutes aside for meditation
Stress can really take a toll on you – both mentally and physically. But setting aside as little as 5 minutes every day to meditate and just focus on relaxing and breathing, is a great way to unwind and reset. Meditation has been linked to decreased blood pressure and hypertension, lower cholesterol levels, improved memory and more restful sleep. Plus, with the hundreds of meditation apps and videos out there, you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
Do a 7 minute workout
Too busy to work out? With our 7 minute workouts that’s no longer an excuse. Doing a quick workout every day helps you get in the habit of training, and as long as you stick to high-intensity exercises, it will also give you fast and effective results!