5 more tips to help you feel better in life

The experts from Spartan Race show you more ways to de-clutter, de-stress and clean up the little nuggets of negativity from your life!

Add more iron in your diet
Add more iron in your diet
07 Oct 2015

Add more iron in your diet

Are you are feeling sluggish, lethargic and weak? If you don’t have enough iron in your diet, you get tired easily because the deficiency causes a lack of oxygen to travel to the muscles and cells. Foods like kidney beans, broccoli, tofu, dark leafy greens, nuts and peanut butter are high in iron. If you marry these foods with some vitamin C (boosts iron absorption if you consume them at the same time) you’ll feel even better. Additionally, the risk of anemia decreases when you boost your iron intake.

Don’t let your holiday become a working vacation
Don’t let your holiday become a working vacation
07 Oct 2015

Don’t let your holiday become a working vacation

If you’re on vacation, it means you’re on a break. This is the perfect time to recharge yourself. Let your brain and body take a “timeout” — no e-mails, no invoices, no phone calls, no Skype meetings. Put your mobile on “silent” and leave the laptop behind. By allowing the mind and body to take a break, you can return to work more effective, productive and creative. So lean back and sip on that fancy cocktail. You’ve worked hard for it.

Dare to say “no”
Dare to say “no”
07 Oct 2015

Dare to say “no”

You’re someone with a kind heart. Trouble is, people know that and while they don’t deliberately take advantage of you, it can easily become a “Let’s ask Richard to do it. He always helps” situation. Your heart may be huge, but by not knowing how to say “no” sometimes, resentment can grow. Learn to say “no, I haven’t got time to complete your presentation deck”; “no, I don’t want to go out tonight.” Learn to make “me” time for yourself.

Don’t skip breakfast
Don’t skip breakfast
07 Oct 2015

Don’t skip breakfast

How many times did mum tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day? It’s true. You wouldn’t set out on a road trip across the Causeway without filling the tank (unless, of course, your intention is to refill up North). Why, then, would you go about your day without fueling up with good food? Long after you’ve finished eating dinner, the body is still using what you ate while you sleep. So when you wake up the next morning, your body will need to be replenished with more nourishment. If you don’t, you end up feeling lethargic and hungry quickly.

Don’t get into the habit of staying up late on weekends
Don’t get into the habit of staying up late on weekends
07 Oct 2015

Don’t get into the habit of staying up late on weekends

You party hard on Saturday nights and sleep in on Sundays. You’re still getting your eight hours, so where’s the problem? All too often, waking up late on Sunday means getting to sleep bed later that evening — which leads to a horrible Monday morning. And trust in the virtues of power nap— even on Sunday. It allows the body to recharge quickly and you don’t have to enter into a deeper (R.E.M.) sleep at night, which can cause you to wake up even more tired. Regulate a pattern. Give your body what it craves and it will love you right back.

Remember: Your body is your vehicle; it’s what you'll use to crush the upcoming Spartan Race Singapore course. Make sure you stay on top of things, rev your engine and attack those courses and obstacles in top gear.

The Reebok Spartan Race Singapore happens 15 Nov. Click here to register.

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