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

Good Health (Australia) - - Contents -

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.

COOL DOWN

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

Mu­sic mo­ti­va­tion is great but mov­ing us to help get head­phone tan­gled up in some on get­ting Splash out not ideal. with cords is head­phones blue­tooth-en­abled wind up they won’t cords, so

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.

CHOW DOWN

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.

FLOWER POWER

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.