Turn to your buddy to brainstorm some convenient and easy recipe ideas – there’s heaps on the myDNA Unlocked app! At the end of each week, let each other know what meals worked best for you to give each other inspo.
2. Fit 30 minutes (or more) of movement in everyday
The key to feeling great is getting some exercise in! This doesn’t have to look like an intense HIIT workout everyday, a walk around the park will suffice! Not only will you feel fitter, but regular exercise will also improve your mood from all those endorphins. Meeting a friend to exercise with will also hold you accountable, particularly if you have planned to meet at a particular time.
Set yourself a step goal with your buddy and see who can do the most in a day! Additionally, the myDNA Unlocked app has DNA-powered workout plans with form guides if you want to hit the gym or do a workout at home.
3. Drink 3L of water everyday
Ok, we know this one is kind of boring. But seriously, our bodies are 60% water and we are continuously losing it throughout the day from breathing (our exhales are around 6% water vapour), sweating and going to the toilet. Being hydrated allows our brains to function optimally and our skin to glow (plus plenty of other health benefits)!
Go drink bottle shopping with your buddy! Choose one that’s easy to drink from and preferably a 1L size so you can easily keep track of your liquid intake.
4. Check in with each other everyday
Known for hitting snooze and skipping that morning workout? Or, maybe you’re constantly tempted to order takeaway? Whether you’re working out and cooking together, or simply just checking in with a text each day, knowing that you have someone to report to can be seriously motivating to keep you on track!
5. Try a sport or exercise out of your comfort zone
Now that you have a health buddy, this is the perfect opportunity to encourage and motivate each other to try a sport or workout you may have never tried alone! Other than improving your strength and fitness, trying a new sport is a great way to meet more like-minded people and build your confidence!
Look for a local social sport team to join, go halves in a personal trainer, try a gym class together or do something adventurous like rock climbing, surfing or yoga in nature!
6. Go for a walk with your buddy once a week
Not only will this help you with point 2, going for a walk with your buddy is a great opportunity to socialise – important for health and happiness! In fact, socialising reduces feelings of loneliness while increasing our sense of happiness and wellbeing. Additionally, it improves our memory and cognitive performance, and may even help us live longer!
Of course catch up on the weekly goss, but this is also a great opportunity to talk about what you’re struggling with this week (whether that’s the health journey you’re both on or life in general!). Confiding in your buddy can be a great way to destress or hear some solutions.
With the myDNA Personalised Wellness Kit, unlock your DNA with your health buddy so you can both better tailor your lifestyles to your bodies’ unique health and wellness needs. Together, discover 30+ DNA insights on the following categories: Nutrition, Fitness, Heart Health, Bone Health, Caffeine, Sleep, Skin, B Vitamins and Iron.
With the Personalised Wellness Kit, discover if your health and wellness needs match your buddy’s!
Are you both morning people?
Can you both have that afternoon coffee?
Do your bodies both suit the same workout styles?
Can you follow the same skincare regime?
When preparing meals, should one of you be eating more protein than the other?
Can you both have that late night snack?
Should you both be focusing on different foods to hit your vitamin needs?
It’s more fun together! myDNA, health and wellness your way.