Still remember that new year's resolution where we promised that 2017 is the year to whip ourselves back into shape? How's that holding up? With how fast the days are rolling by, we're with you when we say that we are taken by surprise at how we're almost hitting the mid-year mark. But don't worry, we're not here to pressure you into signing up for a gym membership or starting a crazy diet.
Ahead, we share simple fitness habits you can get on with ASAP, without having to deal with major lifestyle changes.
Dedicate at least 10 minutes daily to 'moving'
Move. Just move. Take a break from sitting by your work desk for 10 minutes and stand, say hi to your office friend who's 3 cubicles away, get some water from the dispenser across the room, cross the street and get some coffee — just stretch your muscles every once in a while to avoid excess fat to accumulate. Never use the excuse that you're too busy to squeeze in some movement.
Break your big meals into snacks
If you're like us who simply love food, one of the possible struggles into getting fit is your diet. But you don't necessarily have to give up your favourite munchies to go the healthy route. Breaking your food intake into moderation can be a big leap to fitness. Instead of eating 3 big meals a day, start conditioning yourself to divide it into 5 or 6 (e.g. breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, dinner) to help your metabolism take its time in digesting your food, rather than ramming it all in huge batches. Take a look at these easy edits to make your diet healthier.