Two Birds, One Stone: 4 Healthy Habits with Multiple Benefits | The Health Sessions

Two Birds, One Stone: 4 Healthy Habits with Multiple Benefits

Healthy living can feel like a lot of work, especially when you start your wellness journey with full enthusiasm, trying to add every advice to your health repertoire: moving your body regularly, upgrading your food pattern, quitting bad habits like smoking or drinking, adopting natural wellness rituals and a daily meditation practice.

How do you find the time and energy to fit that all into your already busy schedule?

Well, partly it’s a matter of setting priorities of course. We’re all guilty of mindlessly browsing the net, binge-watching series and being busy for busy’s sake. If that’s the case, you could try things like the Power Hour Method to get a healthy head start on your day. But if you lack the necessary ‘spoons’ to do so – or you have little ones running around who make a dedicated morning routine impossible – you can also add multifunctional healthy habits to your day.

A multifunctional habit is a helpful behaviour that serves more than one purpose. In other words, you get multiple health benefits from performing one single routine. 

For example, by doing your groceries on foot, you combine a necessary chore with a brisk walk, fresh air and hopefully some sunshine. Plus, you can’t thoughtlessly throw ‘great discount offers’ of not-so-healthy food items in your shopping cart, because you’ll have to be able to carry everything home eventually.

So which multifunctional habits could help you lead a healthier lifestyle in an effortless way? 

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Pizza Party: 10 Healthy Crusts & Toppings

Pizza Party: 10 Healthy Crusts & Toppings

 

It’s my all-time favourite food — a crispy thin crust layered with bright tomato sauce, veggies, herbs, deli meats and stringy mozzarella on top. There’s an embarrassing amount of childhood pictures of me eating pizza – my sister made me a food-themed photo book for my 30th birthday to prove that point.

But the latest pizzas populating our Instagram and Pinterest feeds are not your standard Pepperoni pizzas. They’re actually made with healthy ingredients: crusts from wholegrain flours or even veggies; topped with more veggies, (dairy-free) cheese and health-boosting herbs.

So let’s have a guilt-free pizza party with these 10 good-for-you crusts and toppings from around the web!

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10 Must-Have Cookbooks for Healthy Food Lovers | The Health Sessions

10 Must-Have Cookbooks for Healthy Food Lovers

With long, dark winter evenings that have you craving comforting foods, a brand new year with healthy resolutions looming on the horizon and the holiday season in full swing, now is the perfect time to expend your healthy meal repertoire with one of these must-have cookbooks! Which one will you put on your wish list or buy as a present?

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10 Nutritious One-Tray Meals for Busy Days

10 Nutritious One-Tray Meals for Busy Days | The Health Sessions

 

It’s a common scenario in busy times or on flare-up days: dinner time rolls around and you’re too tired to cook.

Enter: the one-tray meal. 

A one-tray meal, also called sheet pan dinner, is a complete dinner baked on a single oven tray. It ticks all the boxes of the perfect weeknight meal: a nourishing dish that requires little effort make and is even easier to clean up – what’s not to love?

So if you’re looking for an easy way to put a healthy meal on the table, try one of these 10 well-balanced, one-tray oven dinners

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The 12 Tastiest Ways to Enjoy Your Favourite Fall Produce

The 13 Tastiest Ways to Enjoy Your Favourite Fall Produce | The Health Sessions

 

After a beautiful Indian Summer, the weather is slowly changing. The days are getting shorter and the air becomes crispy.

Time for slow cooking, cozy flavours and golden-coloured produce that mimics the leaves falling from the trees: apples, pears, butternut squash, pumpkins, chestnuts and mushrooms. And what better way to combine these autumnal foods than with warming spices, sage, maple syrup and crunchy hazelnuts and pecans?

Some of the recipes below are a little more rich than I usually share (I’m looking at you onion soup and butter chicken!), but hey, it’s fitting for the colder season and after all, a healthy diet is all about variation and balance.

So have a look at these 12 tasty ways to enjoy your favourite fall produce!

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