Getting fit doesn’t have to as daunting of a task as everyone makes it seem. All you need is to implement a couple small habits daily.
Swap out your chair for an exercise ball
In order for you to maintain balance while sitting on an exercise ball, you are going to have to sit a little straighter and engage those core muscles you hear so much about. This little change over the course of time can help strengthen your core and in turn alleviate a lot of that lower back pain you have been feeling.
Utilize your down time
I’m not telling you to stop watching Game Of Thrones ( I tried telling a client that once and I almost had my head bitten off) Instead just look for some fun new ways to be active. We live in the most beautiful province in the world where we have an abundance of nature at our fingertips. In the winter months try snowshoeing or joining a dodgeball league with some friends. When summer rolls around rent a paddle board and hit the water. Not a water person? Try beach volleyball, there’s a reason guy’s and girls flock to watch the sport during the Olympics!
Add more protein and Veg to your plate.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and bland. Go online and try out a couple funky recipes with some easy substitutions like these protein powder recipes. Try substituting pasta for zucchini pasta, cook up vegetables on the grill. The options are limitless!
Crush sugar cravings with fruit
Do you just need something sweet?! Swap out the sugar for a healthier version that fruit supplies. Pick different types of fruits that are in season. Add a little twist, one thing I love doing is freezing my grapes they end up tasting like little sugar bombs without expanding my waistline!
Turn all electronics off for at least 1 meal per day
Eating in front of the boob tube or with the phone in hand has been shown to cause overeating. Because we are so locked into Instagram and Game of Thrones ( there’s that show again) we tend to eat really quick and way too much. Remember it takes about 20 minutes before our brain realizes we are full. Decrease your chances of overeating by setting a set dinner time, turning your cell phone on silent and shutting the T.V. off.
Little changes here and there can help you carve a path to better health. Small steps over the course of time do add up!