Get set for a happy, healthy year with these six tips recommended by fitness expert Katie Isabelle Martin.
There’s never been a better time to blast your music, hit up the gym and switch up your diet! And while it’s easy to make healthy resolutions to, following through with them sometimes can be a totally different journey.
Katie Isabelle Martin wants to let you in on the secret to making these healthy swap and sticking to them for the rest of your life! So what’s the secret? We’ll give you a hint, they’re all so easy they can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life.
Here’s the 6 healthy tips to try out in 2017.
1. START EVERY MORNING WITH A BIG GREEN SMOOTHIE
Fill your smoothie with lots of green veggies and fruits! It helps to detox the body, keep skin clear and fresh, aids healthy digestion and fuel your body with long-lasting energy for the big day ahead.
2. KEEP ACTIVE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINS A DAY
Try and pull your head out of the study books for a little while. Go out for a walk in the fresh air with the dog, or go for a swim at the local pool with the kids. Keeping the body moving for 30 minutes a day is ALL we need. It's achievable and maintainable!
3. INTRODUCE RAW DESSERTS INTO YOUR DIET
We all have that sweet tooth and raw desserts are far more nutritious and wholesome for us. Don't get freaked out by the thought of avocado mousse - I promise you'll love it! Raw desserts are all about fooling the palette AND they are far more filling than your regular refined sugary desserts. Less is more. Best thing is, it will keep those inches off your waistline as they're completely guilt-free! So, indulge away.
4. DO ONE WEIGHT SESSION PER WEEK
If you think that exercising with weights will just make you strong and buff, you thought wrong! Weight training is actually very important for women; it burns fat and stimulates our metabolism. You burn calories doing weights. You even CONTINUE to burn the elevated calories for a significant amount of time after. Weight training keeps your bones strong and is actually a preventative measure for osteoporosis. Plus, it relieves stress, releases endorphins and radically improves your posture. Have I convinced you yet? Let's go and do some squats!
5. KEEP A FOOD DIARY
Whether you're starting out on a new or transitioned fitness journey, or you're a fitness fanatic, keep yourself a food diary. Not only does it allow you to put everything in perspective but it helps keep you accountable to your goals. If you have a trainer, friend or partner, get them to cross check it every now and then to make sure you're still on track. Don't forget to reward yourself!
6. POSITIVE THINKING AND AFFIRMATIONS
It is so important to keep a healthy and balanced mindset - particularly when you are on a new fitness journey - because it is very easy to lose motivation. Stop, think, breathe and rebalance your thoughts. Seek out inspiration and pin it on your walls. Instill confidence, positivity and welcome good energy into your life; it will radiate and translate into those around you. You are full of greatness and are more capable than you think. Say it and believe it!
ABOUT KATIE ISABELLE MARTIN
Katie Isabelle Martin has been in the health and fitness industry from a very young age, starting her first dancing, acting and singing classes when she was only 7 years old.
Katie has set up her own organisation called The Healthy Beauty Movement which is centred around redefining beauty and rebuilding strong foundations of positive body image and self worth. She aims to encourage young women to follow the lead of compassionate, inspiring women who also lead active, healthy & organic lifestyles. Katie wants to share this message with as many women as she can.