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“Being healthy is hard!” Here Are 6 Simple Hacks M’sians Can Try To Get In Shape

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Being healthy is something that everyone wants but sometimes, we can get a bit too obsessed with achieving our dream weight. In reality, we should be focusing more on achieving a healthy diet above all else. So, if you’re not sure where or how to start, just read this list to learn of some effortless ways we can all become healthier in our daily lives.

 

1. Choose more greens instead of restricting your food

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You’ve probably heard of the “suku suku separuh” (quarter quarter half) diet that has even been recommended by the Health Ministry. This diet refers to the food portion on your plate which should consist of:

  • A quarter for protein (chicken, fish, etc.)
  • A quarter for carbohydrates (rice, pasta, etc.)
  • Half portion of greens (fruits and vegetables)

This diet proves that you don’t need to completely restrict your whole diet. Instead, you just need better control of your portion in order to make every meal healthier!

 

2. No time to work out? Start with some ‘deskercise’

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The name’s pretty self-explanatory but just so we’re clear, deskercise (desk + exercise) refers to simple and easy stretches that you can practise even when you’re busy or glued to your work desk. Some movements that you can try are:

  • Wrists stretches (to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Leg stretches while sitting (to activate your legs if you’ve been sitting too long)
  • Spinal stretches (to avoid lower back pains)
  • Shoulder blades stretches (to defuse the straining on your shoulders)
  • Neck muscles movements (to avoid straining your neck)

Apart from helping to give your body some much needed movements, these stretches can also help to fight stress, elevate your mood and prevent lethargy after the end of a busy workday.

 

3. Load up on iron – be it from food or supplements

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The reason why iron is important is that if your body lacks iron, it can cause fatigue which means we’d get tired more easily. This is why some of us can’t even handle going on a simple walk without feeling sluggish. To beat this, you need to increase your intake of iron which can be found in these foods:

  • Protein: Mussels, oysters, fish, organ and red meat
  • Fruit and vegetable: Broccoli, spinach, sweet potato, dried apricot, watermelon, dates
  • Carbohydrates: Pasta, brown rice, bread
  • Others: Tofu, beans, nuts, dark chocolate

But another easier option is to consume daily supplements to ensure your body is getting what it needs!

 

4. Have some guilt-free snacks with these healthy options

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It’s very natural to want to snack on something. But in order to be more mindful of what you eat, make sure to throw out any processed, unhealthy snacks from your home and store some healthier alternatives such as:

  • Mixed nuts
  • Yogurt with berries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Kale chips and many more!

 

5. Have your daily dose of coffee sans the sugar!

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Many people are under the impression that drinking coffee will ruin your diet. Truth is, it’s not the coffee that is harmful but the sugar, milk or creamer that you add to them that is! Caffeine itself is actually found to have the ability to boost your metabolism level.

So, if you’re used to having a daily cuppa as part of your routine, just try to decrease the amount of sweeteners you put in them so that they are a little bit healthier for you.

 

6. Consume yogurt drinks after every meal to help with digestion

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If you’re someone who’d often suffer from bloating after meals, this is for you! Instead of consuming unhealthy sodas or sugary drinks, why not opt for a yogurt drink instead? Yogurt drinks are widely known to be very beneficial for our health because:

  • It is rich in important nutrients (Calcium, vitamin B, D, etc)
  • It promotes weight management as it is high in protein
  • It contains good bacteria that can help with digestion

And the best part is, most yogurt drinks are actually very delicious so you don’t even feel like you’re consuming something healthy! It’s also very convenient to have when you’re on-the-go and we happen to know a real good option for a yogurt drink…

Say hello to the MARIGOLD Yogurt Drink, which now comes with a new look, improved formula, and the same real good taste!

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What’s new about this yogurt drink? We’ll tell you!

  • It contains the goodness of probiotics and three strains of live cultures that help to maintain a healthy gut
  • It is made with real fruit juice
  • It is cholesterol-free and fat-free so you can enjoy it guilt-free 😉
  • The smooth texture enhances the real good taste

Not only does it taste real good, but it is also super helpful in maintaining your gut health. This is important because a healthy gut plays a huge role in maintaining a strong immune system, improving your daily mood, and ensuring effective digestion!

Doesn’t that sound awesome?! 😍

But that’s not all! MARIGOLD also has a special promotion happening right now!

From now until 31 December 2021, you can purchase any two bottles of MARIGOLD Yogurt Drink (700g) for only RM8.69 at any AEON branch nationwide!

This offer will be available while stocks last so you better hurry~ 

This is a great chance for you to stock up on these yogurt drinks or maybe even get it for your loved ones so they can maintain a healthy gut too! Simply click here to know where you can get the MARIGOLD Yogurt Drink.

For more information on this drink, you can head over to this website or you can also visit the MARIGOLD Yogurt Facebook page here. And don’t forget to visit the nearest AEON to enjoy the promo for this MARIGOLD Yogurt Drink!

 

 

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