Let's do our best to stick to it.....New Years Resolutions For A Healthier You!
It's that time of year where we make a commitment to ourselves to do something and this year we are going to stick to it. With a focus on our health and wellbeing, here are some resolution ideas to work towards and we will be with your along the way for the journey!
Look After Your Mind
Be kind to your mind. We have all been at least a little mentally exhausted with 2020 and thought it may have seemed we had a lot of time on our hands, we actually were not able to relax and be peaceful.
The Headspace app is a great tool to add to your daily routine, and it can take just a few minutes from your day but make a whole lot of difference to your wellbeing. They offer support to manage meditation, sleep, stress and mindfulness with useful information and learning techniques.
Eat More Veg
It’s Veganuary (yes, its a thing) so what a great place to start.
Change your eating habits for the month and see just how well you get on. If you are unsure whether you can give up meat and dairy for every meal but want to try and eat more sustainably, you could try to go vegan or vegetarian day at least once a week. It makes a big difference to the environment but also to your health too by reducing a lot of risks to serious conditions. It gives you the chance to be a bit more inventive and there are so many delicious recipes to try you will probably end up doing more than just the one day. Take a look at BBC Good Food’s Vegan recipes and give them a try.
Make a Fitness Investment
Whether it’s buying a gym membership (they usually have great discounts in January) or perhaps buying a new bike. It will definitely be a great kick start to your year and once you have made the initial investment financially you will see thank yourself when your physical health gets back to business. We all know what Christmas is like and this year we indulged significantly more so give yourself this slightly delayed present that you won’t regret.
Sort Your Sleep Schedule
This is so important to incorporate into your daily routine!
Adults are recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night and going to bed at the same time every night helps your internal clock which means you can get to sleep easier.
There are so many benefits for a good sleep schedule, such as it reduces your stress and improves your mood. It also helps you think more clearly which helps for productivity in school or at work, in addition, it reduces your risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease - just to name a few!
Limit Your Screen Time
We get it. Scrolling on your phone is so addictive! But sitting and staring at social media for hours upon end is not a productive use of your time and deep down we all know it. Especially in the evenings, the blue lights on your phone, laptop or TV tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime and therefore can cause insomnia. Our tips to help cut down screen time is to add time limits to your most addictive apps which can be done in your settings as well as scheduling downtime for yourself. Even the small sacrifice of no screens an hour before you sleep can make a big difference.
Cut Down on Alcohol
We all know about Dry January, will you be taking part in 2021? This is a great place to start as you’ll be one of many participating, which we hope means less FOMO (fear of missing out). A month of no hangovers sounds great, but that’s not the only benefit. You should see your skin appear brighter, and on the inside, your immune system will improve!
If you try any of these resolutions out, we’d love to hear from you with your experiences!
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