Healthy Habits for 2020
Happy New Year to you all!
Make 2020 your healthiest yet – we’re here to give you some tips!
Move, move, move!
Your bodies are designed for it and will love you for it. We suggest going for a short walk or bike ride on a regular basis to keep the heart healthy and the waistline in check. If you get the train or bus to work, try leaving a bit of extra time and get off a few stops early to walk the rest of the way. Park at the back of the car park and walk that little bit further into the shops. You’ll soon get your steps in. Better still, go with a friend or family member… After all, exercise feels less of a chore when you have company.
Have a routine
As part of your promise to move more, why not have a little exercise routine that you can bust out on those nights you choose to stay in and watch your favourite show or movie. We’re all for chill time, however, aim to work on your body a little every day and the results will be seen in no time. Have a yoga mat, resistance bands, light weights and a foam roller nearby and get to work on them whilst you are enjoying an episode or two. Fifteen minutes is all that is needed. If you want help working out a suitable routine, speak to us next time you are in for a session. You can book online here with one of our Osteopaths.
Less screen time
How many of you wake up and the first thing you do is check your phone? How many of you also put the phone down last thing at night before closing your eyes? Some negative effects include sleep disturbance, lack of creativity and becoming disconnected from your social circle. We don’t think any of this is particularly good, so why not vow to reduce screen time and instead dust off the board games. You’ll get awesome family time, lots of laughs (hello happy hormones!) and a happy brain. Win win win!
Cut down on treats
We had to include something dietary here. At the end of the day, you get out what you put in. So, put in more good stuff than bad stuff (we’re not against treats altogether) and your body will shine. The body loves plant-based foods as they are easy to digest, low in calories, and full of good nutrients. We won’t tell you to cut anything out altogether, but try substituting a few treats for some fruits, veggies or yummy yoghurt. Your insides will thank you forever, and you’ll be ticking one more box towards a healthier, happier you.
For more nutritional and lifestyle advise, book in with our in-house Naturopath Diane Pascoe online today!