Five simple tips for better health

Here’s five simple changes you can make to improve your overall health and well-being.

Stay Hydrated. Your body is nearly two-thirds water so it’s really important that you consume enough fluid to stay hydrated. If you don’t get enough you may feel tired, get headaches and not perform at your best. It’s recommended you have 6-8 glasses of water a day but the amount you need will depended on how active you are during the day.

Sleep. It’s as important to our health as eating, drinking and breathing. It allows our bodies to repair themselves and our brains to process information. Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. If you struggle with sleep try and improve your sleep hygiene routine by establishing fixed bed and wake times, making sure your bedroom isn’t too hot or cold, and avoiding nicotine, alcohol and caffeine late at night. Which brings us to our next point.

No caffeine after 4pm - Caffeine too close to bed time can affect your quality of sleep. Everyone is different, but studies have concluded that even if consumed six hours before bedtime, a moderate dose of caffeine has disruptive effects on sleep, you might not feel it, but it’s there!

Lower your sugar intake. This is a no brainier. But as well as your obvious high sugar fizzy drinks and processed sugar products this includes fruit juices and smoothies. Sugar is everywhere, we’re not saying you can’t have any, just try and keep it as an occasional treat.

Get moving. Be sensible at the start, if you’re new to fitness gradually ease yourself in to a new exercise routine. If your job is sedentary it’s really important to keep the body moving to prevent injuries, if you are at a desk all day take regular movement breaks. At Pure Power Studios we run 25 minute Power Plate sessions throughout the day and cater to all abilities. Our sessions fit perfectly in a lunch break, before or after work and are a great way to stay active and mobile.

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