It's hard to believe it but the summer is almost over which means Back to School and Back to Routine! During lockdown it became apparent how important retaining some sort of routine is for our overall health and wellbeing. Coming into September, it's a great time to re-assess goals for the next month- September is the new January when it comes to goal-setting! Think about where you are at and where you want to be.
We've put together some September non-negotiables to help you get into routine, set some goals and prioritize your own health and wellbeing!
.1. Start your day with a good breakfast. With the school rush, it can be hard to find time to brush your teeth in the morning let alone sit down to eat. However, setting yourself up for the day with a filling, nutritious breakfast is so important! Why not prep some overnight oats the night before, or have a quick bowl of fruit with yoghurt/nuts and seeds. It doesn't have to be fancy, just make sure there's a source of protein in there to keep you full for the morning ahead!
2. Up the water intake! Staying hydrated is one of the key pillars of overall health. Fill a 1L water bottle in the morning and bring it with you in the car on the way to school or work, aiming to empty it by lunch time and refill again! Before you know it you'll have that 2L target hit!
3. Switch from white to brown! Brown rice, pasta and wholegrain bread are a great source of dietary fibre and will help to keep you full for longer throughout the day. Make the switch to brown carbohydrates and reap the rewards of better digestion, more energy and improved overall health.
4. Prepare some healthy snacks. Being prepared means that no matter what the day brings, you'll always stay on track and keep yourself nourished throughout the day. If you've a busy day bring along some snacks with you like nuts, fruit, veg sticks or crackers with hummus or granola which will keep you going between meals and keep your energy levels up.
5. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy! Exercise doesn't have to be a sweaty gym session or a 10k run. Why not try a dance class, pilates, a walking group or a swim this month and reap those exercise endorphins while doing something you enjoy!
We're here to help!
Our team of expert advisors will check in with you each week to keep you motivated and on track. Just book in for a consultation and we'll work out a meal plan for the coming months together. Bring it on!