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3 healthy things to do before leaving the house


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Let’s start the day the right way. No matter how busy your day is there are some things you should make time for in the morning, to set yourself up for whatever the day may throw at you.

So how do you get the most out of your morning? Nutritionist, chef and Vitasoy ambassador Zoe Bingley-Pullin says: These are my top three healthy things to do before leaving the house; they’re so easy and I find they make the world of difference, especially for the really on-the-go days!

1. Drink 1L of water

I like to drink at least 2L of water each day, to help keep your fluids in balance, flush out toxins and keep your skin looking hydrated, but individual fluid requirements do vary.

We all know that it can be tricky to remember water when you’re on the run. To set myself up, I like to drink about 1L of water before I leave the house every morning, so I know I’ve got a head start on my 2L for the day. Try keeping a 1L water bottle beside you bed so you can grab your bottle and start hydrating as soon as you wake up – just fill it up the night before, and you’re set to go. You can even add lemon or lime to the water if you prefer, for a zesty antioxidant burst in the morning!

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2. Meditate or stretch

Setting aside just 5-10 minutes of time for meditation or stretching, or both, is such a beautiful way to start your day. Not only will it help give you some sacred ‘you’ time, it will also help you start your day on a calm note.

You don’t need to be an expert to meditate either. I recommend finding a quiet space; sit down and just focus on your breathing. You could even take this time to think good thoughts; this is such a great way to start your day on a positive note. List off three things you are thankful for, happy about or looking forward to. Even the smallest things are significant.

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3. Eat a healthy breakfast

If you skip breakfast, you’re missing out on vital nutrients and energy, not great news if you’re running an on-the-go schedule.

When you wake up, it’s important to eat, to wake up your metabolism and refuel your brain for the day ahead. Breakfast is the first opportunity for you to fill your body with fuel and energy for the day; there’s a reason it’s called the most important meal of the day!

Chai Spiced Maple Porridge, the fit foodie recipe
Try this: Chai Spiced Maple Porridge

If I know I’ve got a busy week coming up, I’ll often prep my breakfasts on the weekend, or night before. You could try overnight oats with blueberries, or vegan breakfast muffins with banana. You can also chop and freeze ingredients for a smoothie!

Related: 5 Steps To Healthy Shopping & Meal Planning Success

I love strawberries, blueberries, mango and chia seeds blended with Vitasoy Soy Milky Lite. It’s high in calcium and made using Australian-grown whole soybeans. It’s perfect for smoothies, and I love its great milky taste.

the fit foodie

 

 

 

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Note: These are the personal views and recommendations of Zoe Bingley-Pullin and not Vitasoy. You should always contact an accredited health professional for specific dietary advice.

www.zoebingleypullin.com

About Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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