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How to manage your weight and well-being

Nutrition & Wellbeing

Here are some helpful tips to get outside, get active and adopt healthy lifestyle habits this spring!

Now that the flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the air is warmer – we are well and truly out of our winter hibernation. Spring is an exciting time of renewal – the days are longer, which means more time for new outdoor routines and healthy living habits. As you prepare for the summer season, there is no better time to inspire yourself to get outside, get active, and lose or better manage your weight – all by yourself!

Studies show that getting outdoors is not only beneficial for human health but actually essential. Spending time outside has a de-stressing effect, it helps to eliminate fatigue, lower blood pressure, and enables you to perform better on creative tasks – to name just a few benefits.1 Spending just 20 minutes in a park can also make you happier, and often leads to more effective workouts.2 Here are some helpful tips to encourage you to embrace the spring spirit and manage your weight and wellbeing more effectively!

Tips to get out, get active and feel great

1. Make your exercise incidental
Whenever you leave the house, whether it be to visit a friend or do the grocery shopping, extend your time outdoors by walking or riding your bike there. Not only does this burn more calories, but it also gives you time to quite literally smell the flowers! If you have to take your car, park your car a little further away to build in extra walking. To make it even more effective, take the stairs rather than the elevator, opt for a basket instead of a shopping cart for a free weightlifting session and try to stand during your working day.

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2. Adopt healthy eating routines
Eating meals at regular times helps to burn calories at a faster rate, while also reducing the temptation to snack on fatty or sugar-filled foods. So, don’t skip breakfast, and ensure you’re fuelling your body with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Eat high-fibre foods to keep you fuller for longer and make sure you drink plenty of water every day.

3. Get creative with your workouts
A great way to motivate yourself to stay active is to have some fun with your workouts. This way, you can look forward to exercising. We already know that getting outside is beneficial, so try to find novel ways to work out outside. Make use of park utilities to get a full-body workout: use a park bench to do jumps, dips, and lunges; find a thick tree branch for assisted pull-ups; do some uphill climbs on a nearby hill or some stairs; place rocks or sticks in a zigzag formation to create your own slalom jump, or use a swing set as a suspension trainer for push-up variations and inverted rows.

4. Take advantage of nourishing meal replacements
Reducing your calorie intake while ensuring you receive enough vitamins and minerals along your weight management journey is no easy task. However, it can be – with the help of bodykey by NutriliteTM products. BodykeyTM shakes are a delicious option for between meals and bodykeyTM soups, and bars – which come in a variety of delicious flavours – can be prepared in minutes to nourish you with up to 13 vitamins and 11 minerals. When used to substitute daily meals of an energy-restricted diet, they contribute to weight loss or the maintenance of weight after weight loss. Supplement them with Appetite Controller by NutriliteTM to make weight management even easier by feeling satiated while limiting your portion sizes. Learn more about the delicious range of bodykeyTM products in these videos.

1 Business Insider, Reasons to spend more time outdoors
2 Time Magazine, Spending just 20 minutes in a park makes you happier

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