Take January Head-On With These 5 Ways To Get Back To Your Health
We don’t know about you, but we love the holidays, which is over or almost over. Yes, it might have derailed your good intentions of staying fit over the festive season a bit, but don’t worry, you’re not alone, and we’re here to encourage you to get moving in the right direction.
So, let’s set a goal to get back on track, re-energise and be ready to tackle the New Year. Did you know that it takes three days to get back to normal after the holidays? Yip, that’s what research reveals. Shall we get to it then? Here’s our tried and tested steps for getting back on track after the holidays that will have you feeling on top of things in no time!
- Just get back into routine
Don’t add further stress to your immune system by beating yourself up over overindulgence over the holidays – life happens! After all, happiness is key to healthiness! Try to get back to your regular routine as soon as possible, even though the first few days may feel slow and harder than usual mentally and physically. Get to bed early, wake up at your normal time, and after a few days, you’ll adjust…
- Leave the holidays with the holidays and clear out
Just because you let things slide a little during the holidays doesn’t mean it needs to become a new habit. If your fridge is bursting with holiday leftovers, now is the time to pass it on or throw it out. So thank the holidays for the fun they brought you and say goodbye to the food and fill your fridge with healthy staples and leave those holiday ways there… with the holidays.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Did you know that 74% of us walk around dehydrated? When we’re chronically dehydrated, we suffer from things like fatigue, bloating, weight gain, constipation, dull/dry skin, and so much more. So, pick up that water bottle and aim for 2 to 3 litres of filtered water a day. Add some freshly squeezed lemon juice in the morning to start the day to kick start your metabolism, promote detoxification and get you feeling really awesome!
- Plan your meals
This is one of the quickest ways to get back on track! When you know what you’ll be eating for the week ahead, you’ll be waaaaay more likely to stick to it and get back in control of your eating habits after the long break. Add more plants back into your diet – start your day with smoothies instead of oatmeal or roast up veggies to have for lunch all week, or serve a side salad at dinner – and no, you don’t have to be or become vegan, but all the vitamins and nutrients you need exist in the plant kingdom.
- Remember your why and set accountable goals for 2022
Get clear on what you want to achieve in the new year. Write it down. Make it SMART. Setting small, attainable goals makes you more likely to succeed and stay motivated. By focussing on why you want to feel better, you will redirect your mind to the end goal. If you want to feel energised, healthy and happy, ask yourself – is this meal, activity or lifestyle leading me towards or away from that goal?
There are obviously more ways than the 5 mentioned above, such as cleaning out your system and moving your body, but these will definitely be an excellent start to get back to your health in January. If you’re adding to move your body to the list, view Trojan’s home exercise equipment online, or visit your nearest Game or Makro stores to see what’s available on the floor.
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