10 GENIUS Healthy Lifestyle Hacks

Literally everyone LOVES life hacks, thanks to the internet we now know things that we may have never knew before. So every now and then I am going to provide you with some fresh HEALTHY life hacks, that will help you get healthy quicker around your everyday life. Try these ten to get you started, but stay posted, I've got way more crazy cool ideas for you in store. These 10 are awesome! Enjoy. SHARE this article with your friends and spread the know-how. 

1. Bag and freeze smoothie ingredients before you want the smoothie.

This way, when you’re craving something sweet, you can toss the ingredients in the blender and drink up—no pre-chopping required. Less effort, more yummy treats.

2. Make your playlists as long as each workout.

Do this, and you won’t be glancing at the time the whole way through. You stop when the music stops. Genius!


3. Bring the dog!


 If you’re looking for extra workout motivation, bring your dog with you for an outdoor walk or run. Pups need exercise too, and it's fun to play together running around. Bonding time with the pooch, it doesn't get better than that. 



4. Deskcersize

Sitting all day can be a real detriment to your health, so it pays to sneak in some exercise at work. Here’s how to strengthen your abs and relieve tired leg muscles without getting up from your desk: Start with feet flat on floor, sit tall at your desk, and hold ab muscles tight. From there, extend one leg until it is level with your hip. Hold for 10 seconds lower leg slowly, and repeat 15 times before changing legs.

5. Can’t sleep? Blame your cell phone. 


Staring at your mobile’s screen at bedtime causes people to take longer to reach the deeper stages of sleep and to spend less time in them. Bad news, as deep sleep is essential for your body to rejuvenate cells and repair damage suffered during the day. Seriously, Instagram can wait until morning. Put. It. Down. 

 

6. Graffiti a water bottle

To make sure your drinking enough water in the day use a Sharpie to mark up a water bottle with hour  intervals, like this. 

7. Track your meals with a printable (or digital) food journal.

Studies have shown logging what you eat is an effective method for weight loss and management. We are only human we cannot remember everything. This is also a great way to track your progress. 

 

8.  Add weight while blow drying.

A life hack every girl can try: Add wrist weights to your arms before you start blow drying your hair, or whilst your straightening. Depending on your hair length and thickness, it could take over 20 minutes to completely dry. By adding weight on your arms, you’ll be challenging your muscles as you style with your (probably heavy) dryer and a hairbrush. It's a tough workout but you end up looking beautiful at the end of it rather than a sweaty mess. Goodbye bingo wings. 

 

 

9. Sleep in a cold room to boost metabolism.

Who knew sleeping in a cooler room can help burn fat. It increases brown fat - a type of fat that acts more like muscle and increases metabolic rate.

 

10. Need a boost? Take a shot of liquid chlorophyll.


Chlorophyll is the dark green pigment found in plants, don't get freaked out it has amazing benefits for humans too! It has a similar molecular structure to hemoglobin (the substance that’s responsible for transporting oxygen around the body), and just one tablespoon a day can boost red blood cells, improve oxygen, increase energy, help body odour, protect from cancer, help regulate bowel movements, and increase  magnesium, vitamins, folic acid, iron, calcium and protein. You can buy it from most health stores, and even some supermarkets. 

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