Want To Get Healthier Now? – 10 Weightloss Tips You Should Check Out

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We’re well into the new year and many of us have weight-loss as a new years resolution. Often times we are really good at working out for a few weeks into the new year, and then we’re back to normal again. If you want to get a few tips on some simple things you can do to succeed this year, you should have a look at the ones we’ve put together here. They may be familiar but they’re not always easy to remember, so a reminder is always a good thing.

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Maybe this is the year when you’ll make it!

Good luck!

Walk to the grocery store

If you live fairly close to the grocery store, walking is a great plan. Get a trolley bag to avoid having to carry the most heavy stuff and you’re all set to go. This is a great way to get some extra workout while doing something you need to get done anyway.

Eat less and more often

It may be hard to get used to this in the beginning, especially if you eat few and large means, but it’ll soon be worth it! Once you get used to eating smaller portions you’ll also feel full faster. Give it a week or so and you’ll notice a huge difference.

Make your own food

In general the food you’re making yourself is a lot healthier than all those take-aways and burger menus. Have your kids or husband/wife join in and you’ll get social while cooking. It’s cheaper and healthier and you’ll have a lot more control of what you’re eating.

Have healthy snacks available

Many struggle with loosing weight because they have too much chips, chocolate and unhealthy snacks available. Get rid of it all and cut up vegetables and fruit instead. Place it on your table and when you feel like having some snacks, go for the healthy option. It tastes good, it’s healthy and it’ll help you reach your goal weight. This is also a great habit to teach your children.

Drink water

Drinking water before and between meals is not only healthy but it’ll help you feel fuller as well. It’s a great option compared to beverages that have a lot of sugar and sweeteners and you’ll get used to it after just a few days. Squeeze some juice from a lemon or other citrus fruits if you want a bit more taste to it. Always keep a water bottle available as it also helps your from getting dehydrated and helps against headaches and various other symptoms.

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Hangover Relief: The Best Tips

So you had one too many and you feel horrible the day after. What to do?

Check out this list of tips that we’ve put together and hopefully you’ll feel better next time!

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Don’t forget to eat before you go out

Drink water. Before, during and after. Alcohol causes dehydration.

Some report that vitamin B6 prior to drinking can help a bit.

Don’t get too drunk. Usually you get less hung over if you don’t take it too far.

Never mix too many different types of alcoholic drinks in one night.

Go for light liquors over the darker ones.

Stop drinking a while before you’re going to bed.

Eating something the next day is important.

Eat fruit and vegetables. Drinking flushes out those useful vitamins and you need to get the storage filled up again. Sports drinks that are high in vitamins could give you a boost.

Stay away from fatty/greasy food. It may taste good(-ish), but it wont do your stomach any good.

Eating eggs the following day could help break down the toxins faster.

Some light exercise can definitely help speed up the process of getting rid of toxins as well.

Other things that have been said to help the day after include; chicken soup, honey, crackers, green tea, peppermint, bananas and rice.

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These were a few tips that we’ve put together. We hope these can help, and feel free to share your own tips in the comments section!

 

 

Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Winter

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It’s that time of year again – cold and flu season.  It’s the time when everyone you meet seems to have a hacking cough or a runny nose.  You live in fear of shaking hands or being stuck in an elevator filled with germs.  You worry that your sore throat is going to turn into a virus that will have you lying in your bed for three days.  While it might seem like catching a cold or flu is an inevitable part of winter, there are some steps you can take that might help you avoid being knocked out of commission by a nasty virus.  Here are some ways to boost your body’s immune system and fight off those bad bugs: