Now when I say these are things you can do in the next 5 minutes, I mean after reading this post in full of course.
So let’s get to this. Here are 5 things you can do in 5 minutes that are good for your health.
1. Walk outside
If you have a garden, walk around it and admire your plants. If you haven’t or you have a small garden like me, just head out. Even a quick 5-minute walk is good for your health and so is getting outside.
2. Meal plan
Take 5 minutes every week to plan your meals for the week. I personally find that if I plan my meals for the week and plan my snacks, I am far less tempted to eat rubbish that I know won’t help me to achieve better health and my ideal weight.
3. Drink a glass of water
Okay, I know you can do this in much less time than 5 minutes, but what I encourage you to do is sip your water and simply sit and relax. close your eyes if this helps and be really mindful of your surroundings and your body.
4. Eat some fruit or veggies
It always used to be recommended that we eat 5 portions of different fruit or veg a day. Recent articles I’ve read suggest a better figure is actually 10portions and mostly of vegetables. How about slicing up some veggie sticks to nibble on?
5. Do some housework or gardening
When we think about exercise, so many people think the gym or exercise classes. Seriously though, think back through the generations. Our ancestors didn’t go to the gym to stay fit. Everyday things like housework or gardening definitely count. If you only have a 5-minute slot of time, this is a great way to get active.
I’m a big fan of small changes
Now, of course, these 5-minute activities won’t make a massive difference by themselves, but I just wanted to get you thinking about how you can build up your healthy lifestyle in short slots of time.
Going to the gym, changing your eating habits or any other big change is great but for most of us who have struggled with losing weight and creating a healthy lifestyle, they’re also either too daunting of just not at all appealing to us. Therefore, we’re unlikely to stick to big changes.
Instead, keep trying to look for little changes that you can add to your everyday life that will help you improve your health and fitness for life.
Leave me any suggestions for small life changes in the comments below.
P.S. Another post you might like is the Get active with mini Exercise Boosts.