Healthy Morning Routine During Lockdown

Thursday 04th Jun 2020 |

Keeping a healthy morning routine is a great way of setting yourself up for a productive day, and with most of us now working from home, there is a little more time in the morning a healthy morning routine is a great way to gear up for a productive day.

Take advantage of having no stressful commute and really look after yourself.

Get Your Vitamins 

Natures Plus Source of Life Gold Liquid is the ultimate healthy boost to your morning. This gold-standard multivitamin liquid  with delicious tropical flavour is ideal for those who don’t care for tablet supplements. Organic whole-food ingredients and the use of whole-foods here means the full profile of vitamins and minerals are bioavailable. All-natural ingredients provide energising, antioxidant and anti-ageing power which is sure to put a spring in your step and mood. Source of Life Gold Liquid provides a complete daily vitamin profile of 13 vitamins and 8 minerals and all it takes is one 30ml dose per day. It is also gluten-free and vegan certified.

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Upgrade Your Probiotic 

Most of us feel like we have some pounds to lose. In fact, New research commissioned by Pro-Ven Probiotics questioned 2,003 respondents throughout the UK and found that over three quarters (79%) of Brits are self-conscious about their waist, stomach and abs – with almost all of those struggling to lose weight in those areas (90% waist and 89% stomach and abs). 

In the largest clinical study of its kind on the effect of probiotics on weight loss, participants of all ages saw a reduction in their weight, waist circumference and BMI after taking one Pro-Ven Probiotics ShapeLine capsule every day, for six months. This probiotic provided weight loss of between 3 and 7lbs, reduction in waist circumference of 1-2 cm and a reduction in BMI by 1-4%. The results are even more impressive as participants were not placed on a calorie-controlled diet and made no changes to lifestyle or exercise regimes, indicating that all of the weight reduction benefits were as a result of the probiotic.  

ShapeLine is particularly beneficial for those who want to lose weight over a longer period of time, in a healthy and sustained way.  Now you can start your day knowing you’re not only looking after your gut health but your weight too! 

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Healthy Breakfast 

Natures Plus have developed a number of protein-packed recipes, including their super smoothie bowl – ideal for a delicious breakfast to keep you going until lunch. It is a well-known truth that protein has many benefits for strength and growth of our muscles, as well as for the maintenance of our bones. This tasty, protein-packed bowl is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and fibre – plus it’s vegan friendly! 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup Almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 scoop of Natures Plus VPM Organic Vegan Power Meal
  • ½ banana (preferably frozen)
  • 1 tsp. Agave or Maple syrup (or to taste) 
  • ½ cup raspberries (or your berry of choice)
  • ½ cup sliced kiwi fruit
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds of ground flax seeds
  • ½ banana (fresh for garnish) 
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Directions:

Simply mix the first 5 ingredients in a blender, pour into a bowl and garnish with the 5 remaining ingredients – Enjoy! 

Natures Plus VPM Vegan Power Meal delivers a full 20g of protein together with the wholesome essential goodness of vitamins and minerals derived from real, certified organic whole foods. VPM comes unsweetened and unflavoured, yet is delicious and easily added to shakes and smoothies. 

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Isabella Venour, Mindset Coach & NLP Practitioner, (www.mind-style.com) discusses how to prepare a winning mindset for the day ahead. 

Gratitude

I like to start the day with thinking about at least one thing I’m grateful for. Even when I wake up ‘on the wrong side of the bed,’ there is at least one thing I can think of. This small moment helps shift my mindset to a positive one of abundance. It’s a good base line to start my day with.

Intentions

One of the first things I do, after breakfast and before I get to work is to set my intention for the day. What one feeling or focus do I want to commit to today? Maybe I was restless yesterday, so today I want to remember to slow down and take small consistent steps. Perhaps I’ve been struggling to sit down and complete a task so my intention is to start with the biggest challenge and get rid of distractions.   

Motivation

To keep you motivated throughout the day, it’s important to be your own best friend and give yourself well-earned breaks or things to look forward to. We are all motivated by different things, for me it might be a sweet treat, cup of tea, speaking to friends and family, doing an activity outside. I sometimes set myself a timer and at the end of that, no matter how work is going is put my things down and do a little something that brings me joy and motivates me.

Lessons

Things sometimes do and sometimes don’t go according to plan. That’s life. But what life can always give us is a lesson to learn from. Be ready for life’s knocks and unexpected bumps, prime your mind to see them as opportunities rather than set-backs. I like to use a mantra I learnt while training to become a coach – ‘there is no failure only feedback’

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