Being healthy is a lifestyle! Small changes really can make a big difference.
- EAT WISELY Sure, good nutrition helps you stay slim, but a diet rich in fruits and vegetables also protects against heart disease and several types of cancer.
- SNACK HEALTHY We all have long days at work where we start desiring something sweet or need something salty to help us snap out of the workday lull, but if you’re smart about how you snack you’ll feel, and maybe even look, better. Snacky Matz Healthy Vending machines are a great alternative for busy, long days at work.
- SWAP HIGH-GL WITH LOW-GL
Low-GL Alternatives for Starchy Foods
Pumpernickel, rye, sourdough, soya and linseed, barley and sunflower, granary, seeded breads and pitta breads (moderate GL), oat cakes, rye crackers (moderate GL)
Whole oats, oatmeal, porridge, no-added-sugar muesli, bran, sticks, semolina, quinoa
Egg-based pasta, mungbean noodles
Long grain, wild and basmati rice. Bulgur or cracked wheat, couscous, pearl barley
Baby new potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, celeriac, swede
- STOP SMOKING Kick the habit- your body deserves it.
- WATCH YOUR WEIGHT Maintain a healthy body weight, as determined by your BMI. It’s key to preventing type II diabetes and heart disease.
- LIFT WEIGHTS Combined with regular cardio, strength training helps burn fat faster and stave off osteoporosis.
- ELIMINATE REFINED SUGARS Refined sugar delivers nothing but calories.
- GET PLENTY OF REST. Proper rest is important for boosting the body’s immune system. While everyone needs a different amount of sleep, adults should aim for about seven to nine hours at night to attain optimal health, alertness and productivity.