3 things I’m going to try this spring...
It’s the perfect time to kickstart healthy new habits and try new trends. Here are a few to check out
1 REDUCING FOOD WASTE
The biggest food trend this year isn’t a new superfood to rival kale, but a campaign that’s gathering momentum: reducing food waste. Aussie households throw away the equivalent of three full fridges’ worth of food every year! But there are simple ways to improve this, from planning meals for the week so you don’t overbuy at the supermarket, to freezing leftovers and finding creative ways to make the most of every scrap – in stocks and sauces, even pickles. It’s something we should all be making an effort to improve.
2 NINJA WARRIOR TRAINING
After watching the hit first season of Australian Ninja Warrior, I’m feeling inspired to get off the couch and try obstacle training. And it seems I’m not the only one, with Ninja Warrior-inspired gyms popping up all around the country. The Enduro course at Sky Zone Miranda in southern Sydney has a flying fox, cliffhanger, wedge run and spider wall. For the really competitive, Sky Zone even has a live leader board so you can race against fellow obstacle participants. Check it out: skyzone.com.au
3 COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture can treat a whole range of health concerns – the World Health Organization lists almost 30 clinically proven uses – but it’s also emerging as a useful beauty treatment, especially for those who’d prefer not to go down the more invasive route of cosmetic treatments. Acupuncturists claim the needles can help stimulate the production of collagen, and are great for treating fine lines and wrinkles, bags under the eyes, acne, dermatitis and eczema. That’s got to be worth a try!