The days are long when you’re a teacher and you can sometimes feel like you’re running a million miles an hour – doing your own school run, marking, preparing lesson plans and reports, so keeping fit and healthy is a must!
By making small changes to your diet and lifestyle daily you can be sure to reap the benefits of feeling like you can take on anything the day throws at you, whilst also keeping those nasty colds at bay. Here are our top 5 tips to keep you in tip top shape, physically and also mentally
1. Don’t snooze your alarm
It’s all too tempting to hit the snooze button when your alarm goes off in the morning. Don’t do it! You might think the extra few minutes will give you time to wake up, but it does more harm than good. After you hit snooze and drift off, your brain starts its sleep cycle all over again. When your alarm goes off a second time, you’re likely at an even deeper, earlier part of your sleep cycle, which results in you feeling even worse than you did the first time
2. Start your day with a warm water, fresh lemon & Manuka honey mix
By adding this mix to your morning routine it will not only boost your energy but it will push out toxins and aid dehydrated tissues first thing in the morning. You can also improve liver function, better digestion and aid your metabolism. The Manuka honey can help tooth decay and for any suffers of IBS taking this sweet honey in your warm water with lemon can be the answer you’ve been looking for.
3. Apple slices and peanut butter – keep energy levels up with this tasty snack
When eating apple and peanut butter together, you are getting a good dose of protein and fibre. Natural peanut butters are good choices because they are lower in additives, the apples are a great accompaniment because they are low in calories but satisfy hunger and a sweet tooth. Nothing could be simpler to prepare than this tasty snack to give you an energy boost mid-morning and also aid weight loss
4. Recognize your achievements and don’t discount them.
When you accomplish something, be proud. Instead of having thoughts like “I should have done better” think “I did great, I’m awesome.”
5. Invest in a Fit Bit
Taking the recommended 10,000 daily steps being a teacher is probably really easy but to make sure you’re keeping active throughout the day why not invest in a Fit Bit. The all-day activity tracker measures all-day steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity & stationary time. To ensure you stay active during the day, the Fit Bit Blaze sends reminders to move that encourage you to take 250 steps every hour. The Fitbit Blaze automatically tracks your time asleep & time restless, to help you tailor your habits for a better night’s sleep which is vital to your health and wellness.