Unless you’re replacing your morning coffee with kale juice, dragging yourself out of bed at 5am for another punishing workout and spending your entire Sunday afternoon preparing food for the week, these days it can feel like you’re just not trying hard enough. It seems that being healthy has become a full time job, with overtime.
We can mostly blame social media for this, with ‘healthy lifestyles’ now paraded all over Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and basically anywhere you look. Impressive as these displays of dedication are, I don’t really blame people for feeling like they just can’t quite be bothered with it all. Witnessing the endless stream of health and fitness routines is exhausting enough, let alone actually trying to do any of this stuff yourself.
But rest assured, looking after yourself doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of abstinence and self flagellation. Here are just a few of the many things you don’t actually need to do to be healthy: [Read more…]