Simple changes in your daily routine will not only work wonders for your overall health, but make you feel fitter, stronger and healthier. This is turn will only boost your confidence and make you ready to take on everyday challenges!

You could use these 7 expert-recommended tips to get started. 

1. Drink Water

Research suggests that drinking water in the morning, as soon you wake up, helps jump-start your metabolism and detoxify your body. 

Water is a zero calories drink, helps in controlling hunger and prevents you from consuming unnecessary calories. 

Switch to water or green tea to start feeling the difference. 

2. Walk After Your Meals

Did you know that a 5-minute walk taken shortly after each meal improves daily blood sugar levels, much more than a single 45-minute morning walk?

Researchers believe that a post-meal stroll helps lower blood glucose partly because more of it is taken up by the muscles. 

3. Eat More Fiber

High-fibre foods make you feel fuller and no longer hungry, so you are less likely to overeat. Additionally, they tend to be less "energy dense", which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. 

The best way to add fibre to your diet is in the form of oats, whole wheat flakes, muesli, fresh fruits, and salads. 

4. Eat at Home

Most foods that are served in restaurants contain high amounts of fat and calories and are detrimental to your health when consumed regularly. 

If you eat at home, you have more control over how the food is prepared, leading to a healthy lifestyle. Try limiting your food outings per week and feel the difference.

5. Eat Less Salt

Go easy on salty snacks, like namkeen, chips, pickles, pretzels, and processed foods that are high in sodium. High sodium foods cause water retention in the body, which can make you look bloated. 

Quite surprisingly, a small packet of potato chips is almost 500 calories, which would take at least 45 minutes of running to burn off! 

The easier solution is to simply skip this packet to avoid the extra calories and lose weight! 

6. Run

Running helps you burn calories, reduce stress, and suppress appetite hormones. If you are used to walking, then add a little bit of jogging in intervals.

Running/jogging helps you tone up faster than walking in the same amount of time! But it doesn’t end here. 

Research confirms that exercises like running result in “afterburn”, which means that you continue to burn more calories for as long as two hours after you have stopped running.

7. Do Push-ups/Squats

Simple push-ups and squats require only about 15 minutes and the results will make it appear as if you have been spending some serious time sweating in the gym. Both are fantastic exercises to burn fat, and tone arms and legs in no time.

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