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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

Whip your body and mind into shape for summer!

As it turns out, winter is the best time to start working on that beach bod! When the temperatures start rising, be the first to grace the beach with confidence! From adding a little more oomph to your exercise routine, to making simple diet changes, you could start noticing differences from the first week. We're not just talking about your body, but your skin and mind will thank you for it too. Forget about the winter blues and turn up the heat right now—read on to get some handy tips that'll have your body, skin and mind aglow with health and happiness!

Exercise and healthy eating doesn’t have to be as depressing as you think. It can be lots of fun, as well as add years to your life and a smile to your face! We’ve also recommended some of the Tweed Coast’s go-to places for fitness and nutrition.


 

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#1 Choose alternatives

We’re all guilty of having too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to food. If you find yourself eating an entire bag or Doritos in one sitting, or snacking on one too many chocolate bars, then it’s definitely time for a change. Instead of avoiding your guilty pleasures, swap it for a similar yet healthy alternative—including fruit with some greek yoghurt or mixed nuts. Not only will your stomach thank you, you’ll also start feeling fuller and more energised, even from a smaller serving of food.

#2 Add an extra fruit or vegetable

We all try to eat well, but we could eat better, right? It’s easy to add nutritional value to a meal simply by adding extra fruits and veggies. Why not top your porridge or toast with sliced banana? Or add more leafy greens, such as kale or spinach to your stir fry: they’ll shrink in the pan and don’t have a strong flavour and are packed with essential nutrients.

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#3 Find a training buddy

We’ve all had that conversation with our friends about how fat or bloated we feel. Well, team up and combat the guilt together! Whether you go for morning jogs or join a boot camp a few days a week, having a friend with you will make it seem less of a chore, and more of something to look forward to—you’ll also feel more compelled to go and less likely to make excuses.

#4 Research quick, easy workouts

The internet is super resourceful, and it won’t take you long to look up effective workouts that wont take up much of your day. What’s even better, most sites supply helpful tutorials to show you how each exercise is done, so you can easily do a workout in the comfort of your own home.


 

So pick up your health game today and stop by at these premier Tweed Coast health stores and gyms, that will be sure to have all the advice and products you need.

Tweed Fitness Factory

Tweed Fitness Factory is a 24/7 gym with a range of failities to suit any level of fitness. Whether you’re just starting to workout or are a seasoned bodybuilder, Tweed Fitness Factory supplies the equipment, support and service to reach your goals. Join a fitness class or bootcamp, train outdoors, work with a qualified personal trainer or get a massage—what’s stopping you? Tweed Fitness Factory also have an in-house cafe that offers a healthy raw menu for all your shake, juice, smoothie and organic coffee cravings.
Where: 34 Machinery Dr Tweed Heads South NSW

Garden of Eden Organic and Health Foods

Find a healthy little slice of heaven at Garden of Eden Organic and Health Foods. Supplying a diverse range of wholesome products to stock up the pantry, the organic produce will stop you from snacking on chocolatey treats later in the day. The range of choice at Garden of Eden Organic and Health Foods can be overwhelming, but don’t fear, let the knowledgeable staff give you quality advice and assist you on your journey towards a new you!
Where: Shop 18A Griffith St Coolangatta QLD


 

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