Fall back on track – Metro US

Fall back on track

Metro’s Romina McGuinness speaks to Lee Mullins from London’s health clinic, Bodyism, to learn how to get back into shape this fall.

1: A good breakfast.
Start the day right. Have a breakfast that contains protein, healthy fats and green vegetables. This will help keep you alert, burn fat throughout the day and keep hunger pangs at bay.

Cut out all C.R.A.P. (caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol, processed foods).

Squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of water and drink throughout the day. It aids digestion.

2: Running out of excuses.
We always seem to have a good excuse to avoid exercise, whether it’s too wet, too cold or too windy. The truth is, there would need to be a blizzard to make exercising impossible. Instead of treating exercise as a punishment, change your perspective. Spend at least 30 minutes a day doing some sort of exercise.

3: Keep things rolling.
Exercise first thing in the morning. Not only does this get it out the way, you will also have more energy throughout the day. You will get some sunlight first thing in the morning, which will up your mood.

4: Give your body what it needs.
One way to help improve our moods — and avoid common illnesses — is to take a good-quality fish oil. The essential fatty acids found in fish oil (specifically, DHA) play a vital role in brain health and mood regulation.