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Want to be fitter, healthier and happier? Join the club and implement these easy mini-life-hacks.

Henry Tan

10/11/20212 min read

The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful and so are you… The onset of summer is a hopeful time of year, full of promise and vitamin D-powered energy spikes. It’s the perfect time to pick up a new hobby and kick that harmful habit. The best part? You don’t need to upheave your entire schedule to get in on the action. Want to be fitter, healthier and happier? Join the club and implement these easy mini-life-hacks this May.

The body
Kick the gym

That’s right. Unless you have the cash to burn and a serious erg addiction, exercising at the gym should be considered a second-class session. Instead of paying your June membership, consider hitting the streets or your living room floor instead. You’ll burn more calories pounding pavement that you would on the treadmill, and suffer fewer injuries doing push-ups at home than working the weight machines. Plus, your purse will thank you.

A pound for every pound

Need some extra incentive to follow your exercise regime? Put a pound, dollar or euro (because I don’t know where you’re reading this from!) in a jar for every successful workout you complete. When the jar is full, use it to buy yourself a treat — whether that’s a new dress or a particular video game you’ve been hankering after.

healthy vegetable smoothie
healthy vegetable smoothie

The diet

Fresh start

Every morning, before breakfast and after you’ve struggled out of bed to your alarm, down a glass of lukewarm water mixed with lime or lemon juice. As well as kick-starting your metabolism, this tasty concoction will help purify your liver, improve digestion, boost your immune system and lower blood pressure. It’s also a great source of potassium, calcium and magnesium. For extra pluses, add cayenne pepper, organic apple-cider vinegar, cinnamon and/or ground ginger. Hot stuff!

Get wet

Well, not really. But staying hydrated is important. Without water, humans can survive a maximum of three days; even mild dehydration causes symptoms of fatigue, headache and low mood, while more chronic cases can cause digestive issues and weight gain. Still can’t get those two litres in? Get yourself a large bottle and ist it on your desk. Consume one through the mornig and one through the afternoon. Voila! You are sufficiently bathroom-bound to function as a human should.

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