Welcome to 2023. We hope that this is your happiest and healthiest year yet.
Typically this is the time of year that most people think about setting goals; whether those are physical (like shifting a few pounds), health related (like kicking booze on the head and doing Dry January) or perhaps career or finance related (new job anyone?)
The trick is not to get overwhelmed or be too down on yourself if you fall at the first hurdle. Which will probably be around the 3rd week of January for most of us.
Only 2 out of 10 of you will lose just one pound or more. Sounds depressing, right? Wrong!
It’s all about a healthy mindset to match a healthy metabolism.
Your body is like your bank balance - it’s constantly fluctuating depending upon how much you deposit “in” and take out! They call it calorie deficit in the fitness industry. It's not about fab diets. Although plenty of those will be popping up in your Facebook feeds this month. It's about working out how many calories your body needs to fuel itself then working out how much extra movement you "bank" into that day. Track how calories you've consumed and deduct these two numbers and you'll either be in a deficit or a surplus. Sounds simple enough right?
So stop putting pressure on yourself. Be kind to your body and make sure you prioritise movement. In 2023 why not commit to focusing on taking good care of yourself? Stop fixating on the numbers and start tuning into your "feelings" instead.
It's January, so we thought we'd delve into a trending topic...MINDFULNESS
It’s a term that keeps coming up, especially at this time of year. But what does it mean to be more mindful and more present, and how can you learn to live in the moment?
If you're already feeling a bit blue, enjoy today's blog post, which we hope will provide some actionable tips on how to beat that January lull.
10 Top Tips to Banish The Blues
Get outside. Make the most of any daylight - it will definitely boost your mood.
Exercise. Doesn’t need to be strenuous. A brisk walk with friends will boost those endorphins.
Eat well. Feeling down is linked to a poor diet, so top up on lots of fruit and vegetables.
Sleep. Poor sleep has a negative impact on mental health, so try and grab 6-8 hours to recharge your batteries.
Journal it. Is stuff on your mind weighing you down? Put pen to paper and identify what’s worrying you.
Read a book. Get lost in a new novel, or listen to your favourite podcast. It’s all about escaping for a moment.
Be kind to yourself. Don’t set unrealistic expectations, or resolutions, that you just know you can’t keep.
Take time away from your tech. Give yourself a little digital detox.
Get a new hobby. Always fancied learning a new language? Maybe knitting is your thing? Or you want to dance the jive! It doesn’t matter what it is - learning something new is a great way to feel good about yourself, build your confidence and maybe make some new friends, too.
Take your collagen! Looking and feeling great is an inside job! So start by looking after your mental and physical wellbeing and commit to taking that daily collagen shot.
Talking about taking your collagen…
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Together, let’s banish the January blues!