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Change Your Life In Just 15 Mins

Don’t think you’ve got enough time to overhaul your diet, your fitness level, your mood – or your health in general? Then think again. You can do a lot in five, 10 or 15 minutes. Check out our speedy ideas and you’ll feel happier and healthier in no time.

Helen Foster

Quickie Health Boosters

Getting healthy doesn’t have to take lots of time – there are some fast ways to make real difference

… IN 5 MINUTES

GET HAPPIER

Five-minute journaling is a huge well-being trend in the US right now, and it sees you simply spending five minutes twice a day, morning and evening, answering some specific questions relating to happiness, like, ‘What would make today great?’, ‘What are you grateful for?’ or ‘What could have made today better?’ Some of the answers will simply help you realise how good life already is, others will give you actions to help make improvements.

“You’re not trying to create the perfect you – or a perfect day. It’s simply a reminder that you have the power to change things,” says UJ Ramdas from Intelligent Change, creators of The Five Minute Journal app.

TRIPLE YOUR ANTIOXIDANT INTAKE

Black tea, green tea and oolong tea contain polyphenols, which have antioxidative properties which can help protect against inflammation and carcinogens, and may increase insulin activity. This can help to prevent type 2 diabetes, and cancer.

To boost the antioxidant properties in tea, the next time you brew a cup, don’t hurry. “By leaving your tea to brew for three to five minutes and by stirring your tea leaves in the pot at least


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