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World Health Day: How can I make healthier choices?  

It’s World Health Day on the 7th of April, how are you going to celebrate? Today we’re kicking off the celebrations early by giving you our top tips for making healthier choices and, of course, shouting out some of our favourite health-driven transformations.  

But first, let’s talk about World Health Day 2022… 

What is World Health Day?

Perhaps one of the lesser-known celebrations in April, World Health Day is a day totally dedicated to health, wellness and feeling good. Each year, World Health Day falls on the 7th of April with a different theme decided by the World Health Organisation (WHO). After the pandemic, health matters more than ever, which is why this year, World Health Day is all about healing. 

How can I make healthier choices?

Okay, so this blog has made you realise that you’re in need of some healthy changes within your everyday life- don’t worry, we totally get it! We’re sharing some of our top tips for making some healthier decisions this World Health Day and beyond… 

Make water your new BFF

We know, we’ve heard it all before, but staying on top of your water intake is truly one of the BEST ways to keep track of your health and feel good from the inside out. Drinking water can help with weight management, dull skin, fatigue and generally feeling a bit rubbish! Check out why water should be your new BFF in our blog below:  

Not a fan of drinking water? We get it- sometimes water can feel pretty tasteless! One of our favourite ways to stay healthy and hydrated is to add BURST into our water. Enriched with a 3-in-1 multivitamin blend and with a range of flavours including everything from Mojito to Mixed Berry, BURST is a must-have for hydration.  

Enjoy some exercise

Now that spring is almost upon us, getting out and about is easier than ever! Jogging, hiking or simply taking an easy spring stroll is a great way to begin including exercise into your life and, in turn, making healthier choices.  

Hate the gym? Find out how else you can burn those calories and boost your fitness below:  

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Switch up your snacks

Succumbing to cravings for chocolate, crisps and other naughty treats is okay every now and again, but if you struggle with snacking, why not switch up your snacks for healthier alternatives?  

For the savoury snacker, we’ve got plenty of yummy Snack Shots. All under 100kcal per serving, Snack Shots are a source of protein and fibre and are available in 3 delicious flavours, check them out:  

Prefer something a little sweeter? Get a taste of our cake-inspired Snack Bites; a high protein treat for just 100kcals:

Bye Bye Booze

Hangxiety, dehydration and a sore head, drinking often is a sure-fire way to make yourself feel rubbish! Why not cut back on the booze and try our convenient BURST Mocktail Cans instead? 4kcals per can, filled with vitamins and available in two fruity flavours, what more could you want! 

Need some motivation? 

Check out our World Health Day Heroes below to help you feel motivated and ready to make your own healthier choices… 

Meet Nicola, aged 48, who has lost over 2 stone following the exante diet plan. 

World Health Day, Nicola



Why did you start exante?

“I was feeling miserable, and I could start to feel myself getting depressed. There was this whole other person wanting to get out and start living, but my weight was holding me back.  

I walked my dogs, ate lots of healthy food, but comfort eating was my problem. But doing exante has retrained my brain, to see food as a source of nutrition not something to help me if I’m emotional.” 

“I’ve made new habits and got rid of the old habits thanks to exante. At times of worry, before I would’ve turned to food, I now automatically turn to exercise and go for a run or do a workout. That helps me more than food ever could- and it’s all because of exante and the Closed Group! 

“I’m now full of energy, feelings of depression are gone and a treat is getting my hair done – not a massive chocolate bar or cake! 

Do you still use exante?

“I still use the packs. 2 meal replacements a day normally and a healthy meal. I’m exercising a lot more, so I find this is better now and I’m still losing weight doing this. I’m near enough at goal and am toning up now.” 

Why do you love exante?

“exante has honestly completely changed my life in so many positive ways! I highly recommend exante as it very cleverly, without you realising, changes your whole mind-set and how you feel about food.” 

Meet John, aged 41, who has lost 2 stone 12lbs stone following the exante diet plan. 

World Health Day, JohnWAS: 16 STONE 3LBS 


What plan do you follow?

“I was following the exante 800 plan, but I have recently swapped to the 5:2 plan as my BMI is under 30 now.” 

How has your weight loss improved your overall health?

“Before I started, in January, my blood pressure and cholesterol readings were both high, the doctor wanted to start me on medication and that is what prompted me to start dieting, but as of 2 weeks ago they were both back in healthy ranges with absolutely no need for any kind of medication.” 

I was anaemic, and on iron supplements but I’ve since been taken off them as my iron levels are now perfect. That is definitely down to exante!” 

And what about your diabetes? 

“My diabetes reading was 51 and now my reading is 42. My daily average is down from 8.5mmol to 5.2mmol at present. 

It’s at the very bottom of the prediabetes range and is perfectly under control. I’d only been dieting for 8 weeks, and the blood tests show an estimate for over 2 months, so the nurse expects I will be in complete remission on my next tests which is amazing.” 

We hope you’re feeling motivated and inspired after our World Health Day blog! We love to see all your wonderful progress and updates, so make sure you’re tagging us in your tasty smoothies, shakes and more on Instagram and Facebook. For any extra support, tips or advice be sure to join our Closed Group and reach out to our group admins or exante family.

Aimee Heeran

Aimee Heeran

Writer and expert

Aimee graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. It was during her time at University that her love of fitness and nutrition truly began. She’s always loved an active lifestyle from a small child. Aimee frequently enjoys going to the gym, regular hot yoga classes and going for long country walks. She loves trying new activities and in the last 12 months has tried jet skiing, horse riding, and her first 10K race.

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