Fit & Fabulous 2017 Friday Favourites Health & Wellness

Friday Favourites: 5 easy ways to a Healthier, Happier YOU!

April 7, 2017
easy ways to be healthier and happier

Easy ways to be healthier and happier

Do you struggle to get through everything in a day and find that there is NO TIME FOR YOU or YOUR HEALTH?

I was looking through my post archives and came across a post I had written about a year ago. It was for a writing group I belonged to and the prompt was ‘What are your top life hacks’? I wrote about how to be healthier and happier and I would love you to Click here to read: My Top 5 Life Hacks for Happier, Healthier Life

In Friday Favourites, today, I’d like to revisit this post and the way we can make positive changes in our lives.

Let me share with you My 5 easy ways to a healthier, happier YOU!

I’m all about living for today and finding a BALANCE in my life so I can enjoy life to the max!

What you do today


1. Plan your exercise

We are all busy and the first thing that usually goes by the wayside is our regular workout.  Make an appointment with yourself (or with a workout buddy even better) and schedule the appointment in your calendar.

2. Plan your weekly menus and prep one day per week

Prepare your meals and snacks ahead of time so that you can just grab and go.  You will save time, feel better because you are eating healthy food and also your finances will look so much healthier.

3. Plan time for FUN

Make time in your diary to socialise with friends, do something you enjoy and something that will make you laugh.

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4. Plan to regular health checks

Part of a healthy lifestyle is making sure you take care of yourself and that means regular health checks (especially when you reach 50), knowing your family medical history and regular trips to the dentist.

5. Plan to Have a Rest Day

One of the most important tips is to incorporate a rest day (or longer) to relax, refresh and recover.  This means turning off from technology, taking time to nurture yourself, having a lie in and general taking it easy.

What are your ways to be healthier and happier?  Are any on my list?

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  • Reply Donna April 7, 2017 at 04:52

    Hi, Sue – Great post and solid advice. In retirement, it is easy to slip into the thinking that we no longer need to ‘plan’ as we will have lots of time on our hands to let things ‘unfold’. But when it comes to optimum health and happiness, planning remains key. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 8, 2017 at 05:41

      So pleased you enjoyed the post Donna. Planning is the key. It doens’t have to be rigid but if you don’t have any idea of what you want to do or where you are going you just stagnate and that isn’t healthy. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris April 7, 2017 at 08:33

    I agree with all of these points Sue, it’s important to plan and rest too. We are bombarded with so much technology a break from it all one day or just a few hours will make a difference. Great!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 8, 2017 at 05:42

      Thanks Debbie! Taking a break from technology is something that is so hard to do but I am really making a conscious effort. It is hard though not to grab the phone and check what is happening in the social media world! I do feel better when I’ve taken a break though and discovered there is life apart from SM. Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill April 7, 2017 at 16:00

    I love how balanced these suggestions are Sue – it’s not all about exercise or diet, but about a whole of body and life approach – and that’s vital for being happier and healthier. You are a superb example of all five x

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama April 7, 2017 at 21:47

    Hey Sue, just wanted to let you know I’ve included you on a list of top 20 Aussie mature bloggers, you can check it out here:

    Have a great weekend!!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 8, 2017 at 05:18

      Thanks Janet you have made my weekend! Sometimes I get so confused about whether what I’m doing is worthwhile and then something like this happens. Perfect timing. Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Reply Tina Sequeira April 8, 2017 at 05:11

    Hi Sue! This is a lovely blogpost and applies to women of all ages actually. I am a mother in her 30s and I have all the excuses to put myself last in terms of health and wellness. So, this is a fantastic initiative for women in general and I find your thoughts very positive and inspiring. I would also like to invite you to my blog You might find it a good read…Would love to know your thoughts on it. Keep writing and inspiring. Love and Cheers!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 8, 2017 at 05:25

      What a beautiful comment Tina and I will definitely be visiting your site. I don’t know if you link up but you are welcome to join our Over the Moon Link party each week from Monday morning Brisbane time. My daughter is a mother of one and has a very high powered job she finds it impossible to find time for herself and it really is a worry to me. Sometimes I feel like I have to take over but resist the mothering urge. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and the message and hope you will visit again. Have a lovely weekend. xx

  • Reply Connie Wyatt April 8, 2017 at 22:06

    Great post Sue! And you’re right, I tend to let working out and eating right go when im busiest or working on a project. I’m going to schedule those healthy to-dos in my calendar starting now! Thanks for reminding us of the importantance of taking care of our health on a daily basis.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 9, 2017 at 21:31

      Good for you Connie and I’m sure you will certainly see a difference to how you are feeling inside and out! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! xx

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