SWITCH THINGS UP

Spring sig­nals the be­gin­ning of new things, so how about get­ting your well­be­ing on track?

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1. Get enough sleep

Ac­cord­ing to the USA’s Na­tional Sleep Foun­da­tion, bed­time habits can make a big dif­fer­ence to your qual­ity of life. How well you sleep of­ten de­pends on the bed­room en­vi­ron­ment: en­sure there’s lit­tle noise and light, try a re­lax­ing rou­tine be­fore bed­time. Aim to get at least eight hours of sleep a night.

2. Drink water

It’s prac­ti­cally free and has awe­some health ben­e­fits, such as clearing skin, fu­elling your mus­cles dur­ing ex­er­cise, and flush­ing tox­ins out your body. To stay hy­drated, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day.

3. Take long walks

A brisk walk can be all you need to keep you fit and healthy this sum­mer. Your weight and the dis­tance you walk are the big­gest fac­tors in how many calo­ries you will burn. Keep walk­ing.

4. Eat fruits and veg­gies

These have much-needed nu­tri­ents for your body and are nat­u­rally high in healthy fi­bres, sug­ars and min­er­als. As a re­sult, they can re­duce the risk of many ill­nesses, like high blood pres­sure and heart dis­ease.

5. Stop smok­ing

This low­ers your chance of con­tract­ing can­cer and other dis­eases. Ac­cord­ing to Smo­k­enders, quit­ting smok­ing can save you an av­er­age of R1 050 a month. So save up!

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