With summer almost here in Australia, it’s that time of year that everyone starts thinking more about their health [well, let’s be honest, thinking more about looking like a babe in their swimmers and short skirts].
To get some expert advice on how to reach those summer goals and start off the New Year a little healthier, NutriBullet recently reached out to their favourite health and fitness influencers to get some insider tips and tricks. And lucky us, they’ve shared all their insights.
Check out below for how these four Australian influencers are staying healthy this summer [and we do have to say, we’re a little disappointed that there’s no mention of Aperol Spritz. Surely that’s a healthy beverage? No? Damn… it is about moderation though, right?!]
Food: “Meal prep your lunches and snacks for the week so you have healthy choices on hand ready to go. If meal prepping feels too overwhelming to begin with, start by planning out your dinners for the week so you have all of the ingredients at home ready to go. This way you’re not left wondering what to cook each night and then reaching for the fast food option when hunger gets the better of you. Then make extra so you have healthy leftovers to take for lunch the next day.”
Fitness: “Find a form of exercise you enjoy. This will be different for everyone, for some it will be weight training, for others it will be yoga, or dancing, or running. It doesn’t matter what it is, but if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t continue doing it. Anything that makes you want to move your body will get you on the right track.”
Lee Holmes | Leesupercharged
“Smoothies and smoothie bowls are a great way to get absorbable nutrients fast and they’re really fun to create. You can fuel up this summer by creating your own personalised smoothie. My favourite summer creation is banana, berry, plant based protein powder, a handful of rocket, my love your gut powder and two tablespoons of Greek Yoghurt.”
Amy Darcy | Eat Pray Workout
“It’s important to always do your best and aim high, but keep your goals realistic and achievable as we head into summer. If you know deep down they aren’t realistic for you right now, lower the bar again. This doesn’t mean you’ll never reach them, just that you might reassess in a month or so. Achieving smaller goals can give you the confidence to keep going as you gradually work towards the bigger goal.”
Jess Robinson | Lazy Girl Fit
Food: “Is there any better time for fruit and veg than summer? Fill your plate (or your smoothie bowl) with fresh, seasonal produce and feel your energy levels rise as that heavy winter feeling falls.”
Fitness: “There’s no better time of year than right now to get outside and walk more. It’s a great way to clear your mind and burn energy, plus fresh air is good for your soul.”