Be honest, do you really prioritize your health? What about your wellbeing? Or your mental health? Sadly, the truth is for most of us that we don’t. With work commitments, family, social events and pressure from all sides, it’s a sad fact that our health and wellbeing are often overlooked.
Making 2020 the year you prioritize your health, will make an obvious impact in all areas of your life. Wondering how to get started? Read on for four ways to prioritize your health this new year.
Drink more water
Why is it we find the simplest of tasks the most difficult? We need to drink water to help our bodies to function and to keep us alive, yet so many of us struggle to drink one glass! This new year try your best to drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. If you don’t like drinking water then try infusing your water with fresh fruit or diluted juice. If remembering to drink is your problem then try setting alarms on your phone to remind you every hour or download an app to help you keep on track. Keeping hydrated will keep you alert and stop those sluggish 3pm energy slumps.
When the whole world is available to you in the palm of your hand, it’s not easy to switch off. Social media – if used excessively, can also become a problem. Not only does exposure to blue light from our smart devices disrupt our sleep patterns, but it can also have a detrimental impact on our mental health. Comparing ourselves to others, engaging in standards of beauty that are either unachievable or not even real and being constantly exposed to negativity online are all reasons you should unplug and reconnect with those around you instead. Your mental health with thank you.
We all need a little detox after the indulgence of the festive season. However, not many of us stick to it for very long. This new year opt for piling your plate with colourful fruits, vegetables and leafy greens so you’re getting all the nutrients you need, and you can feel good too! You don’t have to eat them with every meal but try to incorporate them into as many dishes as possible.
Take regular breaks
Modern life is relentless, which means it’s not long before we start to feel burnt out. Listen to your body and recognize the signs of fatigue and mental exhaustion. Take breaks and reach out to people for help if you need it.
With a new year fast approaching, many of us are now looking ahead with great anticipation and excitement for the future. You may already have a New Years’ resolution in mind…to lose weight, to quit smoking or get the physique you’ve always wanted – discover the latest in body contouring procedures and find an emscuplt near you – however, have you considered pledging to look after yourself instead? You may think you’re too busy to take on a healthy lifestyle, but the truth is – you’re never too busy to look after yourself!