Small steps towards a healthier life

Rappler.com
Simple changes can lead to big differences in your life

MANILA, Philippines – Starting good habits may not always require a drastic change in your lifestyle.

Sometimes, it’s the small changes that go a long way.

These help you slowly ease into a new routine. That way, you don’t have to pressure yourself to change immediately.

Are you looking forward to adopting healthier, mindful habits this year? Here are simple tips you can apply day-to-day for a happier you.

Mindful eating

We all want to eat healthier so we can live and look better, but this just seems to be such a daunting task and, more often than not, we’re not willing to sacrifice so much for this.

These days, you no longer need to compromise taste to nourish your body. Exploring new food options like Quorn gives you the best of both worlds – enjoying a healthier version of your favorite dishes without compromising taste.

Quorn is a range of meat-free products which come both in ready-to-cook formats like Nuggets, or in ingredient-type formats like Mince. Its key ingredient, Mycoprotein, is a naturally healthy source of protein that is low in saturated fat and calories, high in fiber and has zero cholesterol.

It comes from a form of nutritional fungus – specifically from one of the largest groups within the fungi family, which includes truffle. (READ: How food ‘innovations’ lead to a better you)

Morning routine

Each person has his or her own way of waking up in the morning. The first thing that you do may be to go straight to the bathroom to get ready, while others may take the time to breathe in bed and just give themselves a moment to reflect before facing the day head on.

Try to experiment. If you go straight to checking your emails every morning, be conscious of letting go of your gadgets and see the difference. Try meditation to prepare yourself for the day from the inside out.

Keep good company

People around you can influence you and how you live your life. Surround yourself with people who don’t bring you down. Your friends, family, and colleagues can have such a big impact in all aspects of your life, so choose the right people to be with.

As you grow older, the quality of the people you surround yourself with becomes more important than the number of friends you have.

Regular exercise

If you already have a weekly exercise routine, that’s great. You can mix it up with different types of exercise so you can find more ways to keep fit without getting bored of the routine.

If you’re not exercising regularly, you can start by doing simple exercises/stretches that can be done right on your desk, or taking more walks to the pantry to refill your water tumbler.

Doing these small actions every day can do a lot to lift your mood and improve your body.

Declutter your life

Be more conscious about your surroundings.

Clutter, or holding on to things left in a pile at home, has no purpose in your life. Get rid of things that you can let go of, even if you find it difficult to detach yourself from it. Observe how you respond to a cleaner and more organized space versus a messy and cluttered environment.

It doesn’t take much to keep things in order. Soon you’ll see how it can affect your productivity and even how you perceive things in life. 

Remember that it all starts with small and doable steps that you can sustain in the long run. Make the effort to first give back to yourself – starting with being mindful of what you put in your body. The rest will surely follow. – Rappler.com

 

Quorn is now available in the Philippines in all S&R stores nationwide and in Legazpi Sunday Market. You can also have a taste through two pizza variants available in Shakey’s. Visit their website or Facebook page for more details.

 

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