5 easy ways to be healthy

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I don’t know about you but I am always looking for new ways to keep myself and my family healthy. Since becoming a parent I worry about my health more than ever, I want to make sure I am always eating a balanced diet and I try my best to get Oli and Leo to do the same. With a busy job and hectic family life, it can be hard for Oli to make sure he is eating a balanced diet and looking after himself. For men like my husband, the clever team over at Nuts.com have come up with 5 easy tips for men to follow to help keep themselves as healthy as possible, these tips are great because they can be applied to the whole family too.

So with out further a due , let me hand you over to Nuts.com with their 5 easy ways to be healthy..

5 ways to be healthy by Nuts.com

You can’t retire with enough money to live comfortably unless you’ve planned that in advance. Your health can work in similar ways. People who take care of themselves from the very beginning are likely to have better health in their later years. This is especially true for men, who have a shorter life expectancy than women.

Men’s Health Month exists as a way to raise awareness about how important a healthy lifestyle is. Let’s explore five ways our men can make their health a priority today in order to be healthy tomorrow.

 

  1. Don’t forget breakfast. Let’s start from the very first step of the day: having a healthy breakfast. Eating pancakes and french toast every morning isn’t the best way for the body to start the day, so you should consider limiting these sugar and carb-laden options for special occasions. Ideally a mix of healthy carbs, lean protein, fruits and veggies is the best breakfast blend. Are you in a hurry? Start your day by quickly whipping up a nutrient-dense Spirulina Smoothie. All you need is spirulina, one banana, fresh spinach, apple juice, crushed ice, and lemon juice. Preparing a smoothie only takes about two minutes and can fill you up with the right nutrients to take on the day.

  2. Go Nuts. Yes, nuts are healthy. Research shows that men who eat nuts tend to have a lower risk of many diseases compared to people who don’t eat nuts. Grab a handful to enjoy as a nutritious snack in order to fuel your brain with energy. When it comes to nuts, the good news is that there’s plenty of choices! Whether you love pistachios or macadamia nuts, you have a variety of options to satisfy your hunger.

  3. Exercise. Staying active is critical for men, especially for those who spend most of their day seated in front of a computer. According to Mayo Clinic, “regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.” If a gym membership is off limits at this time, a run in the park can be be a great way to get active. As an added bonus, being outdoors in nice weather can be a stress reliever!

  4. Chia Power. Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family that’s native to some areas of Central America. There are plenty of reasons why chia seeds are growing in popularity. They aren’t just easy to add to your diet, they’re also known as a great source of fiber and healthy omega-3 fats. These fats are important for brain health. Chia seeds can help you feel fuller, faster and can ever lower blood pressure.

  5. Catch some zzz’s. Our brain needs at least 8 hours of rest every 24 hours. Our brains aren’t machines, and we can’t pretend that they behave like machines. Especially during the summer, when the sun rises earlier it’s a good time to form better sleep habits.

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What advice will you give the men in your life to stay healthy?

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Thank you to the lovely team at Nuts.com for sharing their tips on my blog.  How do you try and stay healthy? Does the man in your life struggle to be healthy? I am definitely going to share these tips with Oli and start applying them to my own lifestyle too. I would love to know your thoughts.

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    • Wendy
      July 8, 2016 / 11:26 pm

      Haha, are they gross? I have not tried them but I’m curious now so will have to give them a go xx

        • Wendy
          July 12, 2016 / 1:51 pm

          Haha, well it’s worth giving them a go! You have kind of put me off now though haha xx

  1. July 8, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Sleep and exercise are the things I need more of in my life (unfortunately lack of one inhibits me doing the other). But breakfast I never miss, in fact I’m a regular ‘second’ breakfaster (much like a hobbit)…hmmm, all the more argument for the exercise…#picknmix

    • Wendy
      July 8, 2016 / 11:23 pm

      Ohh I’m a hobbit too, I love having 2 breakfasts :). Yes it can be hard to exercise if you’re not getting much sleep, I definitely don’t do enough!xx

  2. July 9, 2016 / 9:01 am

    This is great, I’m all for being healthy. I need to make more effort though, so does Adam! #fortheloveofblog

    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Ah I know what you mean, it can be hard to be healthy all the time. Especially if you’re tired and it is just not fair that unhealthy food tastes so good!xx

  3. July 9, 2016 / 9:45 am

    I’ll admit I skip breakfast every morning bar weekends because we’re out the door by 7am for workids. I don’t eat until my morning break at 10:30 but could definitely do with something to kick start my day #fortheloveofblog
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    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Woah, I could no way wait until 10.30 to eat something..you must be so hungry by that point. I always make time for breakfast, even if it’s just a banana or something xx

  4. July 9, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    I have heard so much about chia seeds these last few months but a year ago I had never even heard of them #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      I had actually never heard of them but since I got this post from Nuts I keep hearing about them everywhere! I wonder what they taste like? I need to try them xx

    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:22 pm

      Thanks for hosting 🙂 xx

  5. July 10, 2016 / 7:47 am

    Oh I love chai seeds, they are great in smoothies. I sneak them into my daughter’s breakfast one and she doesn’t even notice. Great tips X #mg

    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Ohh what a great way to give your daughter some healthy goodness without her even noticing 🙂 xx

  6. July 10, 2016 / 9:10 am

    Oo I didn’t know that about chia seeds – I shall be getting myself some of them! (I may even share them with OH) thanks! #KCACOLS

    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      They sound pretty amazing don’t they?!I’m going to try them too, I think my husband is going to need a lot of convincing though xx

  7. July 10, 2016 / 9:15 am

    Number 5 is hard – sleep isn’t that easy to come by these days!! #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:06 pm

      Aww poor you :(. I am quite lucky that I get a full nights sleep every night, this will soon change in October when baby arrives xx

  8. July 11, 2016 / 8:58 am

    I usually mix some chia seeds into my smoothie every morning. You don’t notice the taste in there at all and at the same time get an amazing energy boost.

    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      Ohh that’s a great idea! I have a smoothie maker that I never use but I might just give it a try xx

  9. July 11, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Good advice. I’ve never used chia seeds. I may well give them a go. Alison x #AnythingGoes

    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      I haven’t either, it sounds like they are worth a try though xx

  10. The Tale of Mummyhood
    July 11, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Some great tips here, I’m definitely interested in trying chia seeds. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      You’re welcome. Let me know if you like them, I am going to buy some this week and give them a try xx

  11. July 12, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Sounds good to me. I still haven’t cracked breakfast but I’m trying. I love my sleep and usually get over 8 hours so that’ll hopefully balance out the booze….

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    • Wendy
      July 12, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      Haha! You’re doing well getting 8 hours, I sleep for about 10 so I guess that means it’s ok I don’t exercise? :)xx

    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      I had never heard of them before either, they sound super healthy though. I hear you on the sleep thing, I could always do with a couple extra hours!xx

    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      Chia bites sound interesting. I bet there are loads of different things you can do with them, pinterest will tell you 🙂 xx

    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      I know, who would have thought they are soo good for you?!xx

  12. July 13, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    These are such great tips! My husband is always forgetting to take care of himself, so this is an awesome, easy little list to follow! I make him a nice big glass of juice every morning for breakfast, and I really think that starts his day on the right foot. I love adding nutrient dense greens like spinach and kale! However, I have never heard of spirulina before-definitely going to to do some reading! Thanks for sharing <3 #KCACOLS
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    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:20 pm

      Aww you’re such a good wife 🙂 I don’t even make my hubby a cup of tea in the morning, with Leo nagging for his breakfast and the get crying for hers the poor man gets a bit neglected! Oli doesn’t really eat in the mornings though and he really should xx

  13. July 14, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I love breakfast. It’s my favourite meal of the day. I have some chiia seeds in my cupboard which I want to use – just not quite sure what to do with them! These sound like very sensible tips. Sometimes small changes can make the biggest difference! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG
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    • Wendy
      July 28, 2016 / 1:21 pm

      Yes you are so right, little changes to your routine can have such a big impact on your health and well being. I love breakfast too, sometimes I have more than one 🙂 xx

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