New Year, New You

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We hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but don’t always know what that means. Everybody wants their family to live a long, happy and healthy life, the trick to healthy living starts with making small changes in your life. Here are a few steps to follow for a healthier you.

1. Go for an annual check-up at the doctor

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. A general check-up usually includes checking your sugar level and blood pressure. Women need to get a pap smear and pelvic exam to check if they are at risk of getting vaginal cancer. Men over 50 years should get examined for Prostate cancer. Everyone that is sexually active should consider getting tested for HIV and any other STDs.

2. Cleanse your body

Detoxing is needed because it is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Some of the benefits of detoxing are that your liver, kidney, and blood are cleansed which does not happen during regular eating patterns. Drink a glass of water with 3 teaspoons of lemon every morning before eating your breakfast, this will help your body detox faster and regularly.Children, teenagers, diabetics, pregnant women, those with heart disease should not follow a detox diet.

3. Healthy living

Cut out junk food and replace sugar cravings with fruits and vegetables. Eating more vegetables will help your stomach feel full, which makes it easier for you to eat less.
Drinking water can help you to lose weight by replacing high calorie fizzy drinks and juices as a way to cut your daily calorie intake.

4. Exercise more

Exercise can help prevent extra weight gain and help maintain weight loss. When you take part in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside a lot of time for exercise to lose weight – 30 minutes every week day, or 1 hour three times a week of moderate to hard exercise is enough to see results.

5. Mix up your wardrobe

Adding a few items to your wardrobe that will make you feel good when wearing them doesn’t have to mean going broke. The new WonderFit range from Milady’s is really affordable at R339.00. The jeans help make you slimmer, give you more shape and flatten your tummy while also being stylish. So worth the purchase!

6. Get enough sleep

Our bodies cannot work all day without burning out all its energy, we need to sleep to restore our energy supply. When our bodies don’t get enough rest our hormones that control whether we feel full or hungry get out of order, so all of our normal signs for eating are changed. When we’re tired, we tend not to make the healthy food choices.