Five simple tips to improve your wellbeing (plus one bonus!)

Spoiler alert – I don’t think any of these will be a shock!

Get enough sleep

It’s sad but true that many adults don’t get the 7-8 hours that almost all humans need. Yes, even the macho 4-5 hours ones. Low-level sleep deprivation is really common and can lead to all kinds of health problems. Feeling tired all the time is only one. Mood swings, weight gain, immune problems and many more. Are you ready to sleep more now? Here are some tips:

Eat well

Simple isn’t it? Fewer processed foods, saturated fats, sugars. More fresh fruits and veg, especially green leafy veg, complex carbs, whole grains, oily fish. Smaller portion sizes. We all know this. It doesn’t have to be an overnight change, just start cutting down a bit on the junk. Eat on smaller plates. Take your time and enjoy your food, eat slowly, chew properly. Make your meals look good.

Less alcohol and caffeine

Again, everything in moderation. Some caffeine can help with certain tasks and many of us love tea and coffee (partly because it’s addictive!). And a drink from time to time is enjoyable, which adds to a feeling of wellbeing. But a bottle of wine or 20 cups of tea or coffee a day is not a good idea. And if you think it is, ask yourself how you feel when you get up in the morning. Or go without for a few days.

Drink more water

Please don’t tell me that you don’t like water. It’s water. Add a little squash or fruit syrup if you must but drink more water. The human body is 50-60% water. It needs topping up. Feel thirsty? Drink water. Feel hungry? You’re probably thirsty, drink water. Headache? Drink water. Bad stomach? Drink water. Your brain needs lots of water, for many of its functions, but also for cooling. Think of a car engine without a radiator. You don’t want that to happen to your brain, do you?

Move more

Humans were not designed to sit all day. We are basically still creatures that walk and run everywhere, often on all fours. So sitting down all day causes all kinds of health problems. We may have to sit or stand in one position for long periods but we definitely need to take breaks and move as much as possible. Little and often is better than a weekly marathon or even once a day exercise. So get up and move.

Here’s a bit more about this (and not just for those working from home):

Bonus tip. Drink Aloe Vera

Every day. This is why:

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