Really pay attention to the beverages you’re drinking. Many people think about their food intake and their exercise plans, but they don’t realize how important it is to pay close attention to all beverages. You drink consistently throughout your day, and these beverages need to be healthy. Plus, you need to be giving your body plenty of water in order for it to stay hydrated. Drink all-natural fruit juices as well.

There are a number of different ways to prepare banana pancakes, some cooking the bananas on top of the pancake while some include the banana in the pancake mix. The simplest way is often my favourite and we usually make the pancakes, slice the bananas on a long angle, add either whipped cream or a little sauce, say maple syrup and roll it up. Yum!!

Study space – What is the best study space you can think of? Dedicate a quiet study space that is free from distractions where you can concentrate and focus solely on your studies. Let your friends and family know that this is your time to study and not to disturb you during these times.

New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep, with most people giving up by the 15th of January. However, take the time to think about your health and fitness achievements from the last 12 months and push them a little further for the New Year. But be realistic – set yourself a massive weight loss goal and you will rapidly lose the motivation of those pounds don’t fall early on.

If you prefer a light breakfast drink, then a banana smoothie is the way to go. Milk is mixed together with mashed banana to create a healthy drink. My preference is to use non-fat milk as I find it mixes in the blender to a thicker mixture – be warned though – do not over mix or it becomes too thick. Add a few drops of vanilla to flavour.

This is one of the strategies, which is easier said than done. Eat breakfast for starters. You don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing breakfast either, if you don’t have time to eat a moderate breakfast. Just buy healthy breakfast bars; or get everything ready the night before & take a minute or two to blend up a smoothie, especially if you typically have hectic mornings.

You have to look after your energy. Negativity is catching and let’s face it with the current economic crisis there is a lot of it about. Start nourishing your energy levels if you are feeling down. Get enough sleep and eat proper meals. Once you have started to take some exercise, you will feel better.