With the new year just around the corner, now might be the perfect time to kick-start your resolutions. Improving your health is a great way to start the new year feeling fresh, revived, and ready for anything that 2022 has to offer. There are many ways that you can ramp up your health this New Year. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, here are 5 ways to start fresh with your health!
Take daily supplements
Our bodies do an excellent job of providing us with everything that we need to stay alive. However, sometimes you may find yourself experiencing an imbalance or lack of essential nutrients that could impact your overall health.
The best way to tackle this is to start investing in daily supplements. There are hundreds of supplements and vitamins out there that all have different benefits to your health. A good idea is to ask a healthcare professional for their advice on which ones you should take. The most common and beneficial supplements to support your health are vitamin C, multivitamins, omega 3, and collagen. According to experts at Absolute Collagen, “a daily dose of collagen is a great way to support your skin through the autumn and winter months.”
Taking these regular supplements will do more than keep you feeling healthy, they will keep you looking healthy too!
If you’re looking for a way to improve your health for free, try making a pact to smile more. It has been shown that smiling everyday can relieve stress, increase mood and help you to live for longer. A good way to increase the amount of smiling that you do is to incorporate more things that make you happy into your life. Try setting yourself a goal of doing one thing every single day that makes you happy. This could be getting a coffee with a friend, cuddling your dog, or watching a funny TV show. Also, try to think more optimistically to encourage yourself to smile throughout the day.
Do more exercise
It is a well-known fact that regular exercise is extremely beneficial for your health. Exercising helps to improve bone strength and heart health and helps to reduce symptoms of depression, dementia, and osteoarthritis.
It is easy to implement more exercise into your life. You don’t need an expensive gym membership or lyre shorts to move more! All you need is 10 minutes of your day to go for a walk, follow along with a YouTube workout or even have a dance in your kitchen. The best way to improve the amount of exercise that you do is to find something that you really enjoy.
Cut out bad habits
No matter how many supplements you take or how much exercise you do, bad habits can greatly impact your overall health. Smoking, consuming large amounts of alcohol, bingeing on junk food and not drinking enough water are common issues faced by millions of people around the UK.
If you are guilty of participating in bad health habits, perhaps consider cutting one of them out of your life in the New Year. When trying to stop a bad habit, you should try to set gradual goals that are attainable. If you set your hopes too high, you will end up feeling disappointed in yourself. Instead, set mini goals, such as drinking one extra glass of water per day.
Some bad habits are harder to kick than others. For these, you could consider meditation, mindfulness or even therapy to try and cut them out of your life. There are many ways that you can break habits and introduce new, healthier habits into our life.
Sort out your diet
If you’re not already eating a balanced diet, now is the perfect time to start! They say you are what you eat, and this really is true when it comes to your health. The benefits of eating well include improved energy levels, a strong immune system, reduced risk of diabetes and heart problems, strong bones and teeth and maintaining a healthy weight.
The idea of eating well can sometimes be overwhelming, and is especially difficult for busy people who eat on the go. The easiest way to ensure that you are eating balanced is to have five portions of fruit or veg each day, eat plenty of protein and cut out processed foods. It might be a good idea to plan your meals in advance so that you don’t fall victim to the temptation of a takeaway!
Starting fresh with your health this New Year can be easy, as long as you take the right steps. Remember, improving your health happens gradually, so don’t be disheartened if you don’t see changes straight away!
Get Booked in with Vista Health
Book and make regular appointments with Vista Health for the new year if you have any concerning symptoms or health issues. As industry leading healthcare professionals, they deliver incredible services and patient care to really look after you through the long winter months.
Check out their available services here!