What is Healthy Habits?
We all know that a new year brings a time where we promise ourselves that we’ll lose the extra few pounds put on over the festive season.
That’s why we’re introducing the ‘Healthy Habits’ campaign.
We all start off with the best intentions, but after a couple of weeks, the gym membership card starts getting a bit dusty, the quinoa and kale packed in lunchboxes starts getting replaced by white bread and mayo, and the 4pm treat of a chocolate bar starts to creep back into your daily routine (even though it was banished from your desk mere weeks ago).
It’s so easy to do it; to fall back into those routines and habits that may be more convenient for our busy lifestyles, but at the cost of adding more sugar and other bad stuff into our diets.
We're here to help.
What are we doing?
We’re going to show you how you can make small but easy changes to your daily habits to make sure that you're eating the best you can, without adding any unnecessary sugar, additives or preservatives.
It’s about making a salad for lunch instead of your normal sandwiches, swapping the chips from your dinner for sweet potato fries and getting off the bus a stop early so you can walk the rest of the way.
The Healthy Habits challenge - follow Zoe on Twitter!
Zoe from the Marketing Department in Head Office is embarking on a ‘Healthy Habits challenge’ - to change her habits for the healthier ones, to lose a couple of dress sizes, and to embrace a healthier, happier mind-set.
She'll be posting updates on her Healthy Habits experience and sharing her journey on social media so you can join in with your own challenge. You can find out about the ups (and the downs) of the journey, how being a working Mum influences her healthy habits, and try with her some of the healthy recipes and simple exercises.
If you have Twitter, you can follow Zoe at @cicoop_zoe .
How you can join in
If you see us around, please share your words of encouragement, but most importantly – get involved!
You can offer us your suggestions of swap outs on your meals for healthier items, give us some good ideas for some recipes that you've given a go, or even share with us what you've been doing.
Use the hashtag #healthyhabits, follow us on social media, and look out for in-store events and activities over the next few months.
Plan your week's meals with our food planner!
Use the traffic lights to make healthier choices.
Our handy guides aim to make it easier for you and your family to eat healthily.
Did you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?