1. Lemon and cayenne pepper. Fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper both have significant antifungal, immune boosting and detoxification properties. Lemon juice is nature’s best tool for aiding in digestion, destroying bacteria and cleansing the system.
  2. Deskcersie. Sitting all day can be a detriment to your health. Strengthen your abs and relieve tired leg muscles without getting up from your desk: Start with feet flat on the floor, sit tall at your desk, and hold ab muscles tight. From there, extend one leg until it is level with your hip. Hold for 10 seconds lower leg slowly, and repeat 15 times before changing legs.
  3. Can’t sleep? Blame your cell phone. Staring at your mobile’s screen at bedtime causes people to take longer to reach the deeper stages of sleep and to spend less time in them. Bad news, as deep sleep is essential for your body to rejuvenate cells and repair damage suffered during the day.
  4. Graffiti a water bottle. To ensure you’re drinking water all day, use a pen to mark up a water bottle with on the hour intervals.
  5. Portion out your not-so-healthy treats. If you always find yourself furiously craving snacks like chips, pretzels. Make some power balls to nibble on. Keep a bag in your desk drawer at work to combat the occasional 3 p.m. craving.
  6. 80/20 food rule. Eat 80% raw or steamed veggies to 20% cooked poultry, meat or fish. Keeps you energised and alkalized.
  7. 20/20/20 rule. If you stare at a computer all day with no breaks, try the 20/20/20 rule, which doctors say reduces eyestrain and redness: Take 20 seconds to look at something 20 feet away every 20 minutes.
  8. Eat before you eat. If you know, you’re going to a party, a buffet, or a big dinner and don’t want to bust your diet, eat one to two cups of raw veggies beforehand to give your stomach a bit of a head start.
  9. Track your meals with a printable (or digital) food journal. Studies have shown logging what you eat is an effective method for weight loss and management. A great app for your phone or computer is www.cronometer.com.
  10. Bag and freeze smoothie ingredients before you want the smoothie. You can toss the ingredients in the blender and drink up — no pre-chopping required.
  11. Sleep in a cold room to boost metabolism. Who knew sleeping in a cold bedroom may increase your percentages of brown fat a type of fat that acts more like a muscle, helping to burn other fat and increasing metabolic rate — according to a 2014 study conducted by the National Institutes of Health.
  12. Got a headache or tummy ache? Try Sodium Bicarb before reaching for the over the counter tablets. Add a tea spoon to a glass of warm water and drink it usually gets rid of the annoyance within 20 minutes.