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LIFESTYLE CHOICES

This page is dedicated to those who wish to make a difference to their lives!

Rome wasn't built in a day, and you can make a huge difference to your health status by simply following some of these healthy lifestyle tips. Like a car, our body benefits from regular maintenance, good fuel and oil choices and good driving technique. So think of this as your pick and mix page and see if there is something here you can take away today to improve your life journey!

Everyday choices.

  • Park as far away from the shops as you feel comfortable walking. This will add valuable steps to your daily target.*
  • Get off the bus one stop early and walk a little extra distance.
  • Do a little housework or gardening every day. This is a great way to keep fit and should last for at least fifteen minutes.
  • If the shops are close to your home, why not walk instead of driving?
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift or escalator (if you work on the twentieth floor, maybe just get off the lfit a floor or two early!).

*Many "authorities" cite 10,000 steps a day as your target. At RWPT, we believe that every individual's target is their own, and should be worked out separately.

 

Nutritional Choices

  • Eat a good breakfast every day. This should be mostly wholegrain carbohydrate type food to keep you full until lunch time.
  • Try to cut down on saturated and trans fats (also known as hydrogenated fats)
  • Try to think of the "five-a-day" fruit and veg recommendation as a minimum, not a target.
  • Keep yourself well hydrated. Don't forget that you need extra hydration to combat the diuretic effects of caffeine and alcohol.
  • In the pub/club, consider alternating a calorie laden alcoholic drink with a low calorie drink (eg soda water/fruit juice spritzer)
  • Welcome colour into your diet. Red, yellow, orange and green fruits and vegetables tend to be better for you than their duller cousins.

At RWPT, we don't think about nutrition in the way of fad diets, point counting etc. We like to think that you can enjoy your food, but still keep an eye on what you are eating. Eating out does not have to be a denial exercise. You can enjoy all your favourite foods in moderation, sticking to simple ways of keeping it healthy.