‘New year, new me’ right? It’s the phrase that’s on everyone’s lips come January 1st, because what better time to kick those bad habits and make a few resolutions than in the New Year. With the dawn of a New Year, we’re able to wipe the slate clean and start again afresh with a new outlook on our health and life.
These health resolutions will help you to kick your bad habits and start 2016 in the best way possible.
Drink your Fruit and Veg
At the moment it seems the ‘it’ product is the juicer of blender. Perfect for whizzing your favourite fruit and vegetable combos together ready for you to get your 5 a day in juice form. The trick is not to pack it to full of sugary fruits as you could inadvertently be making them unhealthy. Check out these smoothie recipes for some juicing inspiration.
Don’t Be Too Strict
When you’re on a health kick it’s important not to be too strict with yourself as if you’re always saying no you’ll start to feel a little miserable. If you want to indulge in a slice of cake then do it, at the end of the day it’s all about balance. So, factor in a cheat day to your plan.
Take Lunch to Work
Falling into the habit of not taking lunch to work leaves you wide open in the land of temptation. It’s not a good place to be, especially on a health kick. Whip up your lunch the night before and pack it full of nutritional and filling treats to keep tummy rumbles at bay. You’ll also save money which can only be a good thing in January.
Give Up Your Vices
We all have those vices that we cling too and turn to in a moment of need but often they aren’t good for us. Whether you over indulge on a few too many glasses of wine a week or too much retail therapy (sorry bank balance). These benefits of quitting smoking may give you the nudge you need to give it up.
It’s all well and good eating healthily but if you’re not moving enough then you’re unlikely to see results. If you’re not a keen gym goer then don’t fear, even if you can incorporate a walk on your lunch break or a quick 30 minute workout you’ll soon start to see and feel the benefits. Plus a dose of fresh air will help you to feel refreshed for the afternoon.
Kicking those habits isn’t easy to do, but once you’ve got into a routine and passed the 21 day mark (it takes 21 days for something to become a habit FYI), you’ll soon be in the swing of things.