Thursday, October 21, 2010

7 Tips-Healthier In Five Minutes

I found this article in People magazine.  This article is from August 2010, and has been pinned up on my fridge ever since.  I love reading it in the morning before I leave the house.  It makes me feel healthier.  It also keeps me in check before the day starts.

1. Take a music time-out
"Music sends calming signals" says Dr. Beth Hamilton, co author of So Stressed.  "Take a one-song break  when you are sressed at work or you are up in the middle of the night.

2. Stay in bed
"Make the most of your first waking moments" says Dr. Woodson Merrell, author of Power Up.  "Set a peaceful tone for the day with this exercise: Sit on the edge of your bed and breathe in for a count of 4, pause, then breathe out for a count of 6.  Do this for at least two minutes.

3. Pack your own lunch
"Save on calories by bringing your own food" says Jilian Michaels, host of Losing It with Jilian on NBC.  "it'll help you avoid the doughnuts in the office".

4. Drink Watermelon Juice
"Water isn't the only way to stay hydrated", says Jackie Keller, celeb nutritionist. "Switch it up with this juice.  It's sugar-free, low-cal, full of vitamin C and helps reduce bloat.
However, this though this fruit might be sugar-free, do not let that comment fool you.  Watermelon is loaded with natural sugar.

5. Eat fruit before bedtime
"It's super-charges your metabolism," says Keller.  "And it keeps hunger at bay all night, into the next morning".

6. Chew more
"Eating too fast results in chunks of food that are harder for your body to break down", says Merrell.  "Eat slower: You won't have as many digestive issues, and you will feel more satisfied without overeating.

7,  Get outside
"A few minutes of natural sunlight can help clear your head and even boost brain function and immunity," says Hamilton.


xoxo Julie


  1. You are right about fruit before bed. Every night I crave green grapes. Don't know why but I have to eat them every night before I can fall asleep.

  2. Green or red? Green have more sugar, but they are better then candy! Actually the sugar you crave can be in fruit and candy, but fruit is always the better choice, because at least the sugar in the fruit is natural.


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