Achieve your health and fitness goals this year with our wellbeing tips - helping you make the small changes that lead to big improvements.
With the start of a new year brings the chorus of people promising to change for the better. The ‘new year, new me’ saying can be heard everywhere. But research suggests that by now, most of us have already broken our new year’s resolutions and reverted back to our old ways. This is because many usually set such huge goals for themselves that they soon become overwhelming and seem impossible to achieve. And if we don’t see instant results, we can easily be tempted to give up.
However, there are ways to make those resolutions more feasible and we’re on a mission to help you make 2017 the year of change. The way to do this? Simple. It’s all about making small changes.
Even the smallest change can help you achieve your goals. The more you make and follow through with, the more significant the improvements you’ll see. It’s all about being sensible and realistic about the changes you can make.
To help you on your journey to a healthier, happier you, we’re providing you with our list of simple wellbeing tips. These are all small changes you can easily make that can help you seriously improve your health and lifestyle.
Start the day with a healthy juice
Starting the day with a healthy, fresh-pressed juice is a great way to detox and cleanse your body, getting it ready for the day ahead.
Juicing allows your body to absorb more of the nutrients from fruit and vegetables. This makes you feel more energised, boosts your immune system and can even lead to glowing skin.
Filled with natural goodness, a juice can make a huge difference to how you feel.
Carry a water bottle at all times
Drinking plenty of water can naturally improve our health and happiness. We need to ensure we consume enough water to stay hydrated which gives us more energy, aids brain function and helps us feel good.
An easy way to ensure you get your recommended 2 litres a day is to carry a water bottle around with you. Whether you’re out and about or sat at your desk, having a water bottle with you will encourage you to stay hydrated.
Make things more interesting and get yourself an infusion bottle. Simply add your favourite fruits to your bottle and you’ll have healthy naturally flavoured water that tastes delicious.
Yoga is all about improving the state of the mind, body and soul.
To help boost your mental and physical strength, try incorporating some light yoga into your daily routine. It relieves stress and anxiety whilst helping you gain a leaner, healthier body.
Whether you can find some time in the morning to set you in the right frame of mind for the day or an evening class you like, yoga can drastically help improve your overall wellbeing.
Light a scented candle
Feeling relaxed is key to your wellbeing but many of us don’t take the time out we need to recuperate as often as we should.
An easy way to chill out is by lighting your favourite scented candle. This will help keep you calm, relaxed and serene.
Enjoy a long soak
Taking a long soak in the bath is a great way to relax and unwind. Why not buy some luxurious bath oils, light your scented candle and just take some time to yourself?
This will help both your brain and body switch off and can even improve your sleep.
Replace carbs with vegetable substitutes
A really simple way to improve your health is by replacing your favourite carbs with vegetables. This small change makes healthy eating so easy without compromising on taste.
Why not buy a spiralizer and swap your normal pasta for courgetti next time you have spaghetti bolognaise? It’s just as delicious but is filled with more nutrients and goodness for your body.
Clear your mind with a run
When you have a load on your mind, the best thing you can do is go for a run. Running releases endorphins which make you feel good, and so can fend off feelings of depression and lift your mood instantly.
It is also a great way to get fitter and can encourage weight loss. To help you look and feel the part, buy some high quality running gear and get going!
Incorporate exercise into daily activities
Working out doesn’t have to be something you put a lot of thought into doing. For example, you don’t always have to book a class or check the weather in order to commit to doing some physical activity.
An easy way to get some exercise is to incorporate it into your everyday activities. Why not invest in a bike or treadmill and get in a 30-minute session whilst you sit and watch the television? This allows you to get fitter without having to go out of your way.
Invest in a fitness tracker
Wearable fitness technology is such an easy way to keep an eye on your overall wellbeing without any effort at all. They can measure everything from calorie intake, body fat to even your sleeping patterns, making it unbelievably simple to get fit and healthy.