Category: Tips

5 Ways to Easily Integrate Activity into Your Workday!


  1. Don’t sit on the phone walk with it!
    Instead of taking that phone call sitting down, get up and talk a walk, up and down the corridor, a few times up and down the stairs or if boardroom is empty take a few laps around the boardroom table!
  2. Step away from the Computer!
    When you are going to be in front of a computer for long periods of time take a few short breaks, go for a walk up and down the office stairs.
    Get a nice cool drink of water from the water fountain and give yourself a good long stretch, be sure to rotate those ankles and get the blood flowing!
  3. Take an Exercise Ball to Work!
    You don’t have to sit on the ball the whole day but research showed a vast improvement in both concentration and increased productivity at both schools and in an office environment where they implemented the use of Pilates Balls as desk chairs. It is also good for your posture, circulation, and balance.
  4. The Age Old Favourite- Take the Stairs whenever you can!
    If you are able to always take the stairs rather than an elevator as it is good for you legs and buttocks, it also good for your circulation and heart.
  5. Concentrate on your posture and Focus on your Breathing
    Keep both feet planted flat on the ground, suck in your tummy and pinch those butt cheeks, shoulders back and chest out. A good posture helps builds your core and strengthens your back and neck muscle which could also prevent pain in these areas that usually lead to bad headaches. Just in case you slouch again set reminders to pop up on your computer screens ever so often to remind you to straighten and tighten!

Simple changes to your daily routine are all it takes to start you on your way to a healthier fitter you.

Some Healthy Recipe Blogs worth a Look

Here are some Healthy Recipe Blogs with a host of delicious recipes that the whole family may enjoy.

  1. Make Healthy Normal
    Great mix of various dish choices plus great food calculators like how much of what should I be eating.
  2. Half Baked Harvest
    A log of inspirational dishes and a host of Vegan and Vegetable dishes
  3. Health for Happy
    A young food blogger with a zest for healthy creations that tickle the taste buds.
  4. Stone Soup
    Simple, quick, delicious healthy recipes.
  5. Breakfast Confidential
    Great food ideas, reviews, and various related information makes this one of our favourite food sites.
  6. Australian Healthy Food Guide
    Healthy Recipes and various Food Ideas

5 Healthier Ways to Cook those Family Favourite Meals

The worst part about getting healthy is that we have to give up all our favourite foods which usually works for about a week or two at the most before we are back to our old habits again. But eating healthy does not always mean we have to give up the foods we love but maybe just change the way we cook or prepare them! Here are some healthier alternatives to a few family favourites.

  1. Banana Pancakes
    Using Bananas, mashed with whisked eggs and you have a pancake batter that is sweet and a lot healthier. To give it an extra boost for more energy you can add some oats to the mixture.
  2. Cauliflower Mash
    Cauliflower as an alternative to mashed potato as it has lower calories and fewer carbohydrates. With a bit of added garlic, a touch of butter, salt, and pepper to taste and maybe some grated cheese over the top even the kids will eat it!
  3. Zucchini Mini Pizza’s
    Use Zucchini instead of a flour base to make mini pizza’s with various toppings, such as puree tomatoes, ham/pepperoni, and cheese.
  4. French Fries
    Instead of cutting these out of your diet altogether a healthier alternative is to bake them using coconut oil which gives them a crisp texture and adds a great flavour.

  1. Pasta Dishes
    there are various vegetables that are great pasta substitutes like Zucchini spirals for spaghetti, butternut squash instead of noodles for macaroni and spaghetti squash for various pasta dishes.

With a few simple changes to the way, we cook our favourite meals we are one step closer to achieving a healthier lifestyle.