Want to know how to improve your health and fitness? And do it quickly?
Honestly, it can be hard. When you’re working on your health and fitness, true results take time to develop. And that can be really frustrating, especially if you don’t have a lot of time or if you’re just plain impatient.
Personally? I’m impatient as hell. If I’m doing something, I want to notice a difference just about immediately. Otherwise I’m bound to get bored and take up another (probably unhealthy) hobby. Like eating my way through every flavour of ice-cream available at the local supermarket.
Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Faulding Probiotics. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
So with fellow impatient people in mind, I’ve created the below. A cheat sheet of five ways to improve your health – and do so almost instantly.
Have a read…
1. Start taking a probiotic.
Probiotics are, without a doubt, the biggest thing that have made a difference to my health – and they work very quickly and effectively to keep your digestive system happy. It’s because they’re made up of a whole bunch of good bacteria (25 million, in fact), otherwise known as intestinal microflora.
Essentially, if you’ve ever had stomach problems of any kind – diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, general tummy unhappiness – probiotics can work towards maintaining a healthy digestive function as they rebalance any bacteria levels that have been disrupted. They’re especially good to take after using antibiotics, as they’ll restore healthy digestive function. Alternatively, they’re also excellent if you’re suffering from diarrhoea or a compromised immune system.
As well as supporting your digestive system, they’re incredible for your general well-being. Which is why I’ve been taking them for years, ever since I went to Mexico at the age of 15 on a family holiday and just about ruined my digestive system with a dodgy taco.
That said, up until very recently, the great majority of probiotics needed to be refrigerated, making them really inconvenient, annoying and difficult to remember.
These days, thanks to the brilliance that is called science, you can buy probiotics in powder form, to sprinkle on your cereal. You can buy kid’s versions for your little ones, whatever you prefer. And everything’s available at your local chemist.
2. Drink a glass of lemon water to start your day.
I was sceptical about this when I first read about it. How much can you really benefit from drinking a glass of warm water with half a lemon squeezed into it, first thing in the morning, every morning?
It turns out… it can change your life, and your health, quite significantly. Claimed benefits vary wildly – apparently it helps to kick start your digestive system for the day, boosts your immune system, energises you and can also balance your PH levels.