Australians are living longer and healthier lives with many set on making this a top focus for their New Year’s resolution.
With more advanced technology becoming available, it’s never been a better time to make health and fitness a priority for 2017.
Here are some ideas to consider for a more fun, healthy and balanced lifestyle in 2017:
- The juice craze
The juice craze has been up and down like a roller coaster. However, dieting is not the only or the healthiest alternative. Although some juices can be good in providing the essential nutrients we need, there are many bottled fruit juices that are packed with added sugar.
Home made juices can be an inexpensive alternative and you can choose your own combination of ingredients. According to the Cancer Council about four per cent of all cancers can be prevented by eating the right intake of fruit and vegetables. One of their suggested recipes is a grapefruit mint and pear juice combination.
Homemade juice can be made with a juice maker. Breville’s Juice Fountain Max ($249.95) can extract 20 per cent more vitamins and minerals than other juicers. It also comes with a scrubbing bush designed for easy cleaning.
- Workout the safe way
Working out regularly can have a number of benefits such as weight loss, reducing stress, boosting energy and increasing happiness levels.
To improve your workout experience instead of listening to music with traditional earphones which can get caught and tangled, consider a wireless product.
A premium option is Motorola’s Verve Ones+ smart stereo wireless earbuds ($469.95). These are waterproof and can be connected to any iOS or android smartphone.
Another option is Urbanears cord-free headphones with washable headbands and earpieces ($179), perfect for workouts. These offer up to 14 hours of power.
- Smart hydration
Hydration is essential for the body and mind. If you don’t drink enough water, consider the HydraCoach 600ml bottle ($38.99). This water bottle is interactive and can calculate how much water you should be drinking and can track a person’s daily consumption.