Healthier Choices


Zoe Leigh, Author

Are you ever wanting to make better choices to live a happy and healthier life but don’t know where to start? These are a couple tips of small and easy habits that you can pick up to start to improve yourself and your health.  

  • Waking up an hour earlier in the morning

Randler’s research  discovered that early-risers tended to be more persistent, cooperative, agreeable, and conscientious. These are all positive traits that leaders and successful possess since they make them more likable, disciplined, appreciative, and eager to learn.

A genetic study of 840,000 people also found that shifting wake-up time earlier by just an hour decreases risk of major depression by 23 percent.


  • Eat a healthy, nutritional breakfast 

Now you might be wondering what you can consider a healthy breakfast? Well everyone is different but these are a few of my favourites that help me achieve my daily macros goal (Protein, Carbs and Fats)

-Protein Breakfast Shake

All blended- ⅓ cup of oats, 1 medium banana, ½ cup of strawberries, 1 scoop of protein powder of choice, ⅓ cup of greek yogurt, ½ cup of almond milk, ⅓ cup of egg whites, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and pumpkin or cinnamon until your heart’s desire! 

Protein- 54g, Carbs- 57g, Fat- 5g

-Avocado on toast

1 or 2 slices of toast made with bread of choice, Half an avocado (smashed), 1 poached egg and season with whatever your favourite seasonings are! (my favorite is definitely everything bagel)

Protein- 10g, Carbs- 21g, Fat 16g

-Proats with fruit 

½ cup of rolled oats mixed with 1 scoop of protein powder of choice and ½ cup of almond milk. Ontop add fruits (I use bananas, blueberries and strawberries) then use syrup or spices desired.

Protein- 22g, Carbs- 55g, Fat- 6.2g


  • Aim to engage in 30 minutes of exercise every day 

Now this one sounds like a lot of work but even something as simple as a daily walk can be very beneficial for you in many different ways. 

Can’t fit in long periods to fit your walk in? That’s okay! Try fitting in multiple 5-10 minute brisk walks.

Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.