You shrug off guilty feelings of making poor health choices by claiming “there aren’t enough hours in the day” – sound familiar?
We feel ya, but in reality, studies have proven that you can reap major body benefits in just 60 seconds. Yep, in just one minute you can create a healthier, happier you. Winning!
To quote Tesco, ‘every little helps’, and that’s certainly the case with improving your well-being. So what are you waiting for? Get going!
Yummy honey is not just good for your insides – it also gets your skin looking fabulous in times of emergencies. The natural disinfectants in honey can speed up healing, reduce the risk of infection and soothe pain. All you gotta do is apply a think layer over small cuts and scrapes.
It may be a tedious bore but it’s essential if you want to avoid gum disease – a quick floss will make sure your smile stays pretty ‘n’ healthy, as well as maintaining fresh breath.
Drink more H20
For clearer skin and a no-cost detox, ditch the sugary fizzy drinks and dehydrating caffeine and drink more water. If you’re not a fan, add a squeeze of lemon or lime for a bit of zing!
Pop some vit d
Loads of people are D-deficient, but studies have proved that the vitamin has helped reduce deaths from a number of diseases, including cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Arrange to see the doc
Make that quick phonecall to book a check-up. No one enjoys being poked or prodded – or doling out €50 for that matter – but it could mean spotting a potentially life-threatening illness before it’s too late.
Wanna kick your ciggie habbit? Drink a pint of milk! No, really! Apart from being good for your bones, drinking milk makes cigarettes taste bad and may help you give up the nasty habit.
Check your breasts
This is simple, but so important – if breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is a resounding 98%. You can do a breast self-exam while scrubbing up in the shower, all you have to do is raise your arm above your head and use the three middle fingers of your hand to feel all over your breast, beginning at the armpit. Any abnormalities should be reported to your GP.
Find it tough to fit in exercise to your busy routine? Skipping is a brilliant calorie burner and can take no time at all – jumping rope for one minute and then resting for one minute between sets of weight-training exercises can nearly double your calorie burn.