People want to be healthy, they just don’t know how. According to a Nielsen Health and Wellness report, nearly all Americans (89 percent) believe taking personal responsibility for their health is the key to staying healthy. However, only 70 percent say they’re actually willing to try to be healthier, while 66 percent say they don’t exercise enough and 50 percent say it’s too hard to eat healthy.
For those who are too busy (or lazy) to invest time into their workouts or healthy lifestyle routines, try some of our favorite science-backed tricks to a healthier life, with less effort.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY AND FIT LIFE:
A mug of hot lemon water in the morning wakes up your digestive system and helps get things moving. You can drink green tea with lemon if you don’t like the taste of warm lemon water on its own.
Many people experience belly discomfort and bloating after eating dairy. If you can relate, avoid cream and yogurt at breakfast. These dairy-free breakfast recipe ideas will help you nix the yogurt, cheese, and milk to help you feel better (and slimmer).
Yoga twists can support digestion to help rid your body of toxins. This yoga detox sequence includes plenty of twists and stretches to help you wake up and feel your best.
Both pineapple and papaya contain enzymes—bromelain and papain, respectively—that help banish bloat by breaking down protein and easing digestion. Snack on a bowl of cut-up fruit, or make this papaya, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie for a midmorning snack.
Eating too quickly can cause air to be trapped in your system, so chew slowly to minimize bloating.
It’s a secret of de-bloating brides—stop the gum chewing to feel less puffy. And it’s not only because chewing gum causes you to swallow more air; many gums contain sugar alcohol, which also can make you feel bloated.
Good old H2O helps flush your system of toxins and extra salt, which can be responsible for that puffy feeling. Keep a water bottle with you at all times to remind yourself to drink more water throughout the day and ensure you’re always filling up.