You’ve woken up at 6am, ran 10 kilometers, glugged a vegetable-packed smoothie, and felt like a GODDESS OF GOOD HEALTH for the rest of the day!
But how long can your kale-fueled fitness flutter last?
We all know the feeling – after a few days on the health wagon, there’s a packet of Jaffa Cakes in the distance and it’s calling our name like a mermaid to a rambunctious sailor.
You don’t want to reach over to that box of chocolatey goodness, but you can’t help yourself. And before you know it, there are crumbs on your t-shirt, chocolate around your mouth and a packet of kale staring at you like a partner accusing you of an affair.
Why is it so hard to stick to our diets and our healthy exercise? Why can’t we maintain the momentum that will reduce our waist size, pump up our muscles and glorify our glutes?
There’s a simple reason for this – it’s SO BORING.
That’s right, we’re brave enough to write it. Staying healthy is dull for most people, especially when at least 75 new Netflix shows have been released in the time it’s taken to write this sentence.
But don’t fret – there are plenty of companies that are adding pizzazz to the world of health foods and general healthy living.
With that in mind, here are a few taste-loving businesses that will keep you on the treadmill and out of the biscuit aisle.
First up, a goliath of the health industry – Kijani Living is to health what Microsoft is to computers, and its successful reign sees no signs of slowing.
Stocking a huge range of health food brands, as well as a number of supplements, this is a one-stop online shopping location that allows you to have your superfoods and supplements delivered directly to your door.
With a presence in the organic and wholefoods market since the 1990s, their in-house panel of nutritionists and dermatologists test each product according to criteria like origin, sustainability and effectiveness before admitting it to the onsite catalogue.
So when it comes to ethically-sourced food you can trust, this is the site you want to surf.
If you’re not a jogger, here’s our advice – become one!
It’s an easy sport to take up, and all it requires is some shorts, a sports bra and a decent pair of shoes to get started.
And for busy mums, it’s ideal. If you can set aside half an hour a day, you can fit in a five kilometer run and it’s a blissful distraction as well as excellent exercise.
British brand Run4It is well versed in the world of jogging. It provides shoes, clothing and energy foods online and in its stores dotted across the UK — you’ll find everything you need to make running an integral part of your life.
In an ideal world, you’d have the money and the time to prepare a fresh smoothie every day. But this isn’t an ideal world and you’re a time-impoverished mother.
Enter Innocent, the biggest and (arguably) best smoothie manufacturer in the UK. Established in 1999 by three university friends, it’s since gone from strength to strength.
Its range of smoothies has become synonymous with good health and won’t stretch your bank balance to breaking point. And with flavors like magnificent mango, seriously strawberry, pomegranate magic and totally tropical, staying healthy has never tasted so good.
That’s our list! Can you think of any other healthy food and drinks that’ll put the ‘fun’ into ‘staying fundamentally healthy’? Then let us know in the comments below!