Health. That ever-elusive desire that seems to be just out of reach. It doesn’t have to be! A few simple hacks can get your started on the road to feeling better in no time! Let’s dive right in by breaking it down into bite-size pieces!

 

1. Eat whole foods

The less packaged and processed, the better. Aim for fresh fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, and fats that fuel body!

 

2. Don’t Fear Fat

Grass-fed butter, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil are some great options for getting in some wholesome fats to fuel both your brain and body!

 

3. Aim for 5 ingredients or fewer

 If you are having a packaged product, make sure you can pronounce and recognize all ingredients…the fewer, the better!

 

4. Get in 6-12 servings of non-starchy veggies daily

Fiber, fiber, fiber! Half your plate should be covered in veggies!

 

5. Slow-digesting carbs at night experiment

Try putting your slow-digesting carbs at night (ex: sweet potatoes, berries, quinoa, beans, etc) and see if you notice difference in your energy levels and sleep. Finding what works best for YOUR body is what it’s all about!

 

6. Try short bouts of intense workouts

This is a great way to increase metabolism and bust through stubborn belly fat! Scroll to the bottom HERE to check out a sample Fit Chix On Demand video and see how effective just 10 minutes can be! 

 

7. Try interval walking

Warm up for 2 minutes, then walk as fast as possible for 2 minutes, then walk slowly for 2 minutes, then fast for 2, repeat for 20-30 minutes! This is a dynamic way of increasing the intensity of a simple exercise while still going easy on the joints, and it can be modified to fit any fitness level!

 

8. Move at least 10 minutes out of every hour

Set a timer on your watch! Motion is lotion and the less we move the stiffer we get. The more we sit, the higher our risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and more!

 

9. Stand while working

Remember that standing is better than sitting and moving is better than standing. Get your computer higher on your desk so you have the option to stand and work.

 

10. Use a stability ball if you’re sitting

This is allows you to use your core, get in some balance, and help with overall mobility with each micro movement.

 

11. Lift!

If you’ve been with me for any length of time you know I’m a believer in women getting in great functional fitness (things that work and prepare our bodies for everyday movement) and lifting  weights can be a great way to increase bone density, decrease body fat, and improve body composition!

 

12. Sleep

Fight for 7-9 hours a night. Healing comes when your body is at rest. Check out some tips HERE.

 

13. Community

Plug in! None of us were created to be an island and without friends or family to lean on, studies show our life span is actually shorter. Read more HERE.

 

Healthy doesn’t have to be hard! A few simple steps can set you moving in the right direction to help you start feeling better!

To your health,

Lisa

 

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