Tips For A Balanced Lifestyle In 2019!
It’s a new year, which represents new beginnings!
Here are a few tips that we have hand-picked to inspire and motivate you for the year ahead:
1. It’s all about balance
Healthy eating is all about balance. If you’re indulging in a high-fat lunch, then opt for a low-fat dinner. Have a look at some of our mouth-watering, Heart Foundation approved recipes on our website here: https://www.seaharvest.co.za/recipes/heart-foundation/.
Too much-saturated fat in our diet can negatively affect weight and cardiovascular health. Did you know? Eating fish 2-3 times a week will contribute to a balanced intake of unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats are considered ‘healthy fats’ and help lower cholesterol levels, and in turn, reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
2. Opt for healthier cooking methods
Try to boil, steam, poach and bake when preparing food rather than frying. Follow the healthy cooking suggestions at the back of all Sea Harvest packaging.
3. Drink enough purified water
Are you drinking enough water throughout the day? The benefits of this are endless!
If you’re finding it difficult to meet your daily intake, try infusing your water with fruits and herbs to add a different taste element and make it more enjoyable. Make it a habit to start each day with a glass of water. You can also download an app to track your intake.
4. Spend more time in nature
Did you know that nature has a positive effect on one’s physical, mental and emotional well-being? Spend more time outdoors. Walk in your neighbourhood or in the forest with your family. Join a hiking club or dip your feet in the ocean water. It’s said to improve our moods and make us feel better.
5. Laugh more
We all love a good laugh! Studies have shown that a good (genuine) laugh can have a positive effect on stress levels. It may also strengthen your immune system. Having a good sense of humour helps prevent stress. So, get giggling.
6. Get moving
The majority of new year goals include getting fit. Start off with smaller goals you want to achieve. An example is ditching the escalator for the stairs – which is a small workout on its own. Or, use an exercise ball at work a few hours a week – this will engage your core muscles. If you’re stuck at the office at a desk most of the day, then set an alarm on your phone and each time it goes off get up and stretch and take a walk around the office. Small, consistent changes can lead up to big results.
What will you be changing up for the New Year to make it your best year yet, Fish Lovers?
Remember to support our annual Kids for Kids initiative which raises money for the Children’s Hospital Trust. By eating fish once a week you will help change the lives of sick children. Sea Harvest has pledged R300 000 this year. You can help us reach our goal by simply purchasing selected crumbed Sea Harvest products until the 28th February 2019. You can also support this cause and donate directly on the Children’s Hospital Trust website here: https://www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za/donate/. Thank you to all who have shown their support!
Head over to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SeaHarvestSA/ to enter this month’s competition. To treat you this month, you could WIN 1 of 10 Sea Harvest branded cooler bags valued at R150 each! Entries close on the 20th February 2019. Enter here: https://bit.ly/2WZxRM4. T&C’s apply: https://bit.ly/2BruwMT.