It’s 2017, and it’s January, so you know what that means—Resolutions. Over 20% of us will make a resolution to lose weight and get healthier. The problem is, few of us actually know where to turn to for advice that works.
Most of us realise that eating our greens and exercising at least three times a week is a good way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but what we don’t realize is that each of us have unique biochemistry. To make sure you have a happy and healthy New Year, consider the following professional advice to get you started on the right foot.
Get Back to Basics
Don’t reach for so-called ‘fast-acting’ diet pills and products to help you lose weight. Instead, get back to basics. Replace simple carbs with complex ones like fruit, and swap out bread for dark leafy greens like spinach. Lean proteins and whole-grains are also critical to your health. Mix these together in appropriate portions and you’ll be good to go.
Drop Bad Habits
If you smoke cigarettes, drink more than two times a week, or live a sedentary lifestyle, make some changes. Smoking is extremely detrimental to your health, as is excessive drinking. Kick the habits for good this year to get healthy.
Develop an Attitude for Gratitude
Stressing less and being more grateful is the key to living a longer, healthier life. Be thankful for your body’s ability to move, breathe and function. Let go of any form of negative self-image and replace negative thoughts with positive focus on your best qualities. It goes much farther than you might suspect.
Get More Exercise
Physical exercise and movement is a key element in health and happiness. If you’re not accustomed to working out, try to get at least a 30-minute walk in five times a week. If you’re more active, shoot for a run at least three times a week. Whatever you do, find a way to get moving!
For more information about how you can live a healthier life, book an appointment with us. We’re here to help you meet your health and fitness goals.