We all meet stumbling blocks in our lives, and this can prevent us from making progress. Other than the depressing weather, it’s our very own thoughts at times that hold us back. It is said, however, that with the right attitude, anything is possible.

Strangely though, due to daily commitments we put behind basic resolutions that would not only improve our health, but also give us a longer and more satisfying life. Despite our busy schedules, better health is highly attainable, and can be incorporated gradually into our daily routine.

With a little planning, we can do what is thought to be the impossible.

Let’s start with our morning routine. Put aside just 10 minutes to do a boot camp workout. This high intensity exercise, when performed to 100 percent of your maximum output, will give you a higher calorie burn while training multiple muscle groups. Research have shown, that women generally have to work harder during a workout to gain the same results as a man. Doing this workout before breakfast will burn 20 percent more fat, and is a great way to start the morning.

After workout, have a fruit such as an Apple or some Greek yoghurt. The apple will keep you calm, happier, and more energised throughout the day, while the Greek Yoghurt will give your body the calcium, vitamins and protein needed to sustain your body. The yoghurt can be incorporated in your cereal or blended into fruit smoothies. Full fat Greek yoghurt is not fattening and has less sugar than regular yoghurt. Should you be a vegan, there is vegan yoghurt that are available to buy. This is also very healthy, and is packed with protein and healthy probiotic.

For lunch, replace regular cooking oil with coconut oil. This is a healthier option as it lowers high cholesterol, and helps with weight management. Do not rush lunch. Take some time to sit and enjoy your meal. Research have shown that many who multitask while eating are at risk of gaining weight. Use a smaller spoon, and cut your meal size portions by taking smaller bites.

At the end of the day, try to get enough rest. Many who worry a lot may find it difficult to enjoy a good nights sleep, but this can have an adverse effect on your body. A lack of sleep is now being linked to heart disease and obesity.

Our attitude towards how we view life is the real winner. No matter our age, this can be the difference between success and failure.

Once these basic changes are incorporated in our daily routine, you would not only enjoy better health, but have a great feeling of accomplishment.


Been a health writer and editor for 15 years. Has contributed to many magazines and web sites.