Studies show you can make a big difference to your health in 15 minutes – reduce your risk of health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and live three years longer, according to the experts. Give us 15 minutes of your day (or even 3 x 5-minute chunks) and we’ll help you make a huge difference to your health.
This year we’re pledging to help you improve your health in just 15 minutes a day.
Over the next few months we’ll be giving you all the information and expert advice you need to transform one aspect of your health and wellbeing at a time in a simple and achievable way.
All those little tweaks here and there will add up to a big change, without it feeling too difficult or overwhelming.
“Often when we first start to think about health goals, we think big, aiming to get fit, eat better or get more energy,” says health psychologist Dr Meg Arroll. “While wanting to be fitter, happier or less tired are great aims to have, to be successful you need to break them down into bite-sized pieces, otherwise it’s easy to feel lost and unmotivated.”
Improving your health and wellbeing should be a positive experience if you make it manageable and don’t set yourself up to fail from the outset. “The key to making long-term health changes that stick is to start off small, with achievable goals that you can track and tick off your list,” says Dr Arroll.
“Doing this improves your confidence and that spurs you forwards. Plus we’re all busy people so it’s more realistic to make quick and easy changes in just 15 minutes a day – rather than trying to schedule in hours in the kitchen or at the gym.”