Get Healthy Bloghop

I decided to take part in this bloghop because I believe staying healthy is really important, although I'm not the healthiest person! Thanks to Stephen Tremp, Alex J. Cavanaugh, L. Diane Wolfe and Michael Di Gesu for hosting!

Here are some things I do to stay healthy:

- I try to have a healthy breakfast, as I believe it really is an important meal. My favourite healthy breakfast is berry granola with fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries on top, covered in low fat vanilla yoghurt - yum!

- The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is some stretches, mostly for my back, arms, legs and neck. My job involves a lot of manual labour, and it causes a lot of aching joints and gives awful back ache. Since I started stretching every morning and night, and aching has pretty much stopped. If I forget to do the stretches, the aches come back, so it definitely works!

- My job also involves walking a lot, and walking is great exercise. I'd rather walk in a nice park or woods than at work, though!

- I eat regularly - skipping meals is never a good idea. Little and often is best - I'm guilty of having large portions, and I'm trying to cut down on that.

- Try to have at least one portion of fruit or veg with every meal, even if it's just some frozen veggies from your freezer. They're easy enough to cook and add to your meal.

So there you go, some of my tips for staying healthy.

Comments

  1. Hopping is dangerous, and so not good for my health.

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  2. Wonderful tips on getting healthy.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Little changes can make a big difference can't they? Adding fruit and veg to our diets is always a good idea. I too like fruit and yoghurt, for breakfast, a snack or dessert!

    Stay healthy, be happy :)

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  4. Great tips. I too have to stretch regularly or be too stiff to move.

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  5. Some goid eating tips here. Porridge is one of my staple brekkies. I agree it's a very important meal.

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  6. Stretching makes such a difference. Try it at night before bed as well - helps you sleep better.
    Thanks for participating in our bloghop.

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  7. Great tip about breakfast. It's one of the things I'm not good about.

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  8. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day...

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  9. Great tips, Laura! Spot on. I totally think that if we start the day out right, then it helps us keep consistent for the rest of the day. It's why I always run in the morning! :D

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  10. Your breakfast sounds lovely. Natural yoghurt is so creamy it feels naughty. My tip about yoghurt would be to choose the full-fat option. Yoghurt is not high fat anyway, but when they strip away the extra fat they bump it up with sugar. Sugar rather than fat is the problem.

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  11. I think I've found a new breakfast idea! Stretching each morning is a good plan. We should all follow our pets lead and streeeeeetch every time we wake up.

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  12. Great tips and sensible to work in to your plan. I love yogurt too-- I make my own, top it with fruit and yummo!

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  13. I love the idea of stretching before I start my day - I never do that!

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  14. I like your tips, they parallel some of mine. Yogurt and granola are a great match (and Greek yogurt can be had in 2% fat). The stretched definitely do help with aches and pain if we are consistent.

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  15. These tips are brilliant and all of them are oh so true Laura. I found that myself when I started working my job that I was losing weight a lot easier because I was working my metabolism all day long and I guarantee that's exactly what it's like for you as well, great post Laura.

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  16. Hi, Laura. Great healthy tips. Thanks for sharing them. : )

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  17. I'm guilty of forgetting to stretch and I've tried to make a habit in the past few months, I agree that it does make a difference. Great easy tips, thanks Laura :)

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  18. Stretches are fabulous. First thing I do when I get up is drink a glass of water and then do stretches--I swear by stretches. when I broke my back, the physical therapist gave me a range of stretches to do daily to keep my spine flexible. when I hurt, I make sure to do those exercises and it makes all the difference in pain and stiffness. I do stretches through out the day. I can do them in my chair but most of the time I'm up and moving each hour.

    I try not to skip meals either. Our bodies need regular doses of fuel to operate optimally. Have lots of good and healthy munchies.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  19. Great, simple tips here. I'm guilty of skipping meals sometimes, and I always pay for eating by eating more and unhealthy later. And I soooo need to stretch more.

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  20. I love to stretch! I always do that when I wake up, but I need to make more of a point to practice it during the day.

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  21. Hi, Laura,

    Your tips are so fun and easy. EVERYONE can certainly handle these few simple rules of stretching, walking, eating regularly, and eating lots of fruits and veggies.

    Sometimes the simplest things can be the most beneficial.

    Thanks so much for joining the HOP!

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  22. Stretching is very important and something I rarely do. I should really fix that.

    Great tips, btw! :)

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  23. Stretches work for me too and if I don't do them, especially at night before bed, I have pain. They work for me.

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  24. I always eat oatmeal for breakfast, and I don't mean the sugary packaged kind.

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  25. great tips! i want to walk more and i do smaller portions & produce with meals too. i just need to increase the exercise & decrease the junk!

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  26. These are all great tips! Skipping meals is never a good idea.

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  27. I've been trying to eat more veggies. I feel so much better when I do!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  28. Great tips, you're definitely working on your health.

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  29. Frozen veggies are better than no veggies!

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