Some say it’s a cliche to think about your health and fitness when it comes to the end of year. It might be, but the fact that you’re thinking about making a change or improvement is all that matters.
If you’re thinking about shaking up your daily routine, putting more effort into being healthy or taking up exercise, then good for you. If you’re not sure where to start, these seven simple steps might just give you a better idea. And remember, any step you take towards better health and fitness is a step in the right direction, no matter how small that may be.
Wake Up Earlier
Waking up at the same time every day can help you to establish a better routine and feel more motivated throughout the day. If you want to make a small change this New Year, just do this one thing. Set your alarm earlier by 10 minutes every day until you’re consistently waking at 6am. Your body will be better off for it.
This one is a no brainer and one of the basics, but it works. Park further away when you go shopping, take the stairs. Do what you have to do to make your body move more. All those additional steps will get your blood moving and keep your heart healthy.
The idea of eating ‘healthy’ can be a bit frightening. But eating well doesn’t have to be boring. You just need to be smart about it. If you have a huge craving for crabs, do a workout or go for a run first. Your body will absorb them to recover, or you might find the craving vanishes, and you can stay on track.
To really feel confident about your holistic health, make sure you’re covered. A private health plan can come in handy if you’re ever unwell and need specialist treatment. Investing in your health is always a good idea.
Love The Gym
More often than not, we join a gym and have no idea where to start. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Whether you choose to watch workout videos on youtube, invest in an online program or even get a personal training, make sure you learn to love the gym. It’ll pay off in the long run.
Remembering to get your water intake in can be tough and boring. But it’s so important to stay hydrated. You will function better, think better and even burn more calories. Whether you choose infused water, green tea or even straight simple water, try to stick to 2 litres a day to see a difference.
And finally, remember to breathe. Not just automatically, but really breathe. Take deep breaths, fill your lungs and clear your mind. Breathe, stretch out your body and let it heal. You might choose to meditate and feel the benefits of being calmer, or even opt for yoga to stretch the stress right out of you. Either way, you’ll reap the benefits in body and mind.
Thanks for reading!