Tips for making living healthy easier
WHEN IT COMES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE, SOMETIMES SMALL TWEAKS ARE ALL YOU NEED – HERE ARE OUR PICKS
THE GOOD OIL
To keep your cooking healthy, a reusable mister or spray bottle is a convenient way to avoid drenching your salad in dressing or overdoing the amount of oil into your pan. You can fill sprayers with your favourite oils, vinegars, and citrus juices then spritz till you’ve given your food just the right amount of flavour. A refillable, non-aerosol sprayer doesn’t use chemical propellants so it’s ecofriendly and it helps to make a little go a long way.
SHIELDING YOUR SKIN
We should be protecting our skin against UV rays every day – whether it’s rain, hail or shine. But if you have sensitive skin, some suncreens can cause redness and irritation which can be enough to put you off. If this is you, don’t skip this part of your daily skincare regime altogether; instead, opt for a fragrance-free sunblock. Contrary to popular belief, sunblock and sunscreen are not interchangeable. Sunblock creates a physical barrier on the skin whereas with sunscreen chemicals are absorbed into the skin.
We all know the importance of getting out into nature, and taking some homemade food means you won’t resort to buying up large at the bakery en route. Have a quality cooler bag on hand so that you can throw in some tasty snacks and keep them fresh. Try the Thermos Alfi Premium 36 Can Cooler Bag, which looks cute and will keep your food and drinks fresh.
NO MORE KNOTS
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Bluetooth-enabled tangle-free to in your bag. up in knots with devices connect can any outside means you block out away and on your 9 metres focus it easy to making some noise, or enjoy podcast favourite without any upbeat jams distractions.
In the tub
Adding some Epsom salts to your bath – which you can easily find at a local pharmacy − will help to give you a deeper sense of relaxation. Epsom salts contain magnesium, which can soothe sore muscles and naturally relax your body. They can also help with insomnia and anxiety, making it a perfect part of your bedtime ritual. They won’t break the bank either, costing just a few dollars for a bag.
If your recent workout has left you with sore muscles and some aches and pains, try eating ginger. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that consuming 2g of raw or heat-treated ginger a day can reduce post-workout muscle soreness by 25 per cent. That’s because ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds and oils that have demonstrated painkilling and sedative effects in animal studies.
BOTTLE IT UP
If you struggle with drinking enough water throughout the day, a permanent marker and a clear water bottle might be just the health hack you need. Use a Sharpie to mark up 200ml intervals on the bottle, so you know what you need to aim for each hour. If you stay on track, you’ll reach the ideal eight glasses by dinner time.
ON THE MOVE
Take your herbal tea or warm lemon water on the road with you so even when you’re stuck in traffic you can keep your healthy routines in place. We all know the benefits of rehydrating with lemon water – it helps to flush your system of toxins, alkalises your body, and keeps your digestive system working as it should. Try the Thermos 470ml Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Commuter Bottle which is easy to carry around and keep contents hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours.
Having trouble nodding off? Try putting a tissue with a few drops of lavender oil inside your pillowcase before bed. This easy, athome aromatherapy trick will help ease you into a deep and peaceful sleep.