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What relatively easy things could you do to be healthier?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 13-Mar-19 20:26:25

We'll leave aside the reasons why you don't do them (because it all boils down to self sabotage really) but what do you think you could do to improve your health without too much effort?

I'll start

1. Sleep Better (not have phone in the bedroom, get some proper black out curtains, remember to take my herbal sleeping pill every night).

2. Exercise more (get up earlier, plan exercise slots at the start of the week, stop using lack of sleep and tiredness as an excuse not to exercise)

3. Eat less (not let husband dish up dinner, don't eat til lunch time, consciously reduce amount of carbs on plate by a third then a half)

4. take all my supplements (magnesium, B complex, zinc and Perfectil) - buy a weekly pill dispenser from the chemist and bloody use it. Every day, after lunch. Except magnesium which is just before bed.

Written down, none of those look too difficult! So I am really really going to try and work them into my normal every day.

What easy (emphasis on easy) healthy changes could you my fellow Mumsnetters make and how could you achieve them? Looking for inspiration here!

MsMustDoBetter Wed 13-Mar-19 22:42:58

Eat less treats, drink less wine, do more exercise.

Usual obvious stuff that totally eludes me.

Ellieboolou27 Wed 13-Mar-19 22:45:53

Regular mealtimes with more veg / protein
Regular exercise
Regular bedtime

I’m working on all 3

Bravelurker Thu 14-Mar-19 01:08:14

I drink warm water instead of cold because I heard that was better for you??!! I don't know if that's true but I'm so used to it now.

I prop my feet up on a stool when I empty my bowels, again I heard it's good for your insides blush

And finally I use my cross trainer whenever I watch something totally absorbing on Netflix as I'm concentrating on the show and suddenly 45 minutes have passed.

MountainPeakGeek Thu 14-Mar-19 01:55:19

Not really relevant to most people, but I should always take my iron supplement, rather than forget about it when I start feeling normal and then get a bollocking from the doctor when they point out that it's been 18 months since my last 6 monthly bloodtest and I'm now anaemic again and didn't I notice the palpitations and breathlessness ?

Decormad38 Thu 14-Mar-19 02:36:56

Stop buying posh coffee from the nice coffee shop at work.

Park car at furthest end of car park to walk more.

Drink more juice and less coffee.

Stop eating sugar altogether ( at 1 week no sugar)

Do park run Sat mornings instead of making excuses

Be less stressed so sleep better ( not sure how!)

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