Friday, January 22, 2016

5 Health & Mindfulness Resolutions To Take Up This Year

New Year, new you? It’s the promise we make ourselves every year and then usually give up around a month later – oops! But making some health promises to ourselves really doesn’t need to be so difficult. Resolutions come in all shapes and sizes and you don’t need to go on some crazy health kick to try and overhaul your image in a bid to feel better. Instead, taking steps to improving your wellbeing and taking a new approach can help to kick bad habits and put yourself first.
Take inspiration from these well-being resolutions and get ready to feel a whole lot better! 

Taking ‘You’ Time 
It’s so important to take some time for yourself every now and then. It’s normal to get caught up in the throes of daily life when you’re juggling so many different hats, but setting aside time each week to do ‘you’ will give you some time to take stock and relax. 

Read a book or magazine, take up a hobby you’ve always wanted to try or learn something new with a loved one. Or why not book an appointment at a beauty salon or indulge in a relaxing bath? Add some bath salts and scented candles too for extra luxe points!

The New Fruit and Veg  
We all know we should be eating 5 portions of fruit and veg per day but sometimes that number can seem impossible to fit in. At least half of your plate should be taken up by fruit or vegetables, and adding things like spinach to pasta dishes can help to boost your intake. 

Pick up a blender and start whizzing up your fruit and veg into tasty juice drinks. Make sure you keep a good balance between fruit and vegetables in your choice to avoid too much sugar. 

Improve your Posture  
Slouching isn’t good for you, and taking the time to correct your posture will also impact how you feel about yourself. When you’re slumped over a desk we can start to feel that sluggish feeling but taking the time to sit up straight can help us feel a little more productive and lessen the strain on our backs. 

A waist trainer can help to improve your posture too and help you banish those midday slouches, not to mention giving you that gorgeous hourglass silhouette. 

Keep Hydrated
2 litres of water. That’s what we should all be aiming to drink each day, keeping topped up can help to reduce headaches and flush out other toxins from your body. It can also help to keep tummy rumbles at bay as many of us often mistake hunger for dehydration. 

Adding a slice of lemon to a cup of hot water in the morning is also a great way to kick start your metabolism first thing, and it’s a refreshing pick me up too. 

Moving More 
It’s a simple one really, the more you move the better you’ll feel. You don’t need to exercise to simply lose weight as keeping active is also proven to impact your mental health as well. 
When endorphins are released we all feel better, so taking a brisk walk in the winter sunshine will do wonders for your soul. Take a walk on your lunch break or grab your friends and go to an exercise class. Just remember to keep it fun. 

These are such easy resolutions that we can all take up this year and I especially want to implement some of these into my life at the moment, especially as I'm pregnant and feel like I need a health kick after feeling quite ill the last few months.

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1 comment

  1. great resolutions! i am also aiming to blog more about mindfulness this year


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