Many of us will be feeling a little plumper now Christmas is over. Perhaps having overeaten or indulged a little too much in all those festive treats. Or even burning the candle at both ends by drinking too many cocktails and not getting enough sleep. So our health could be a top priority in January as we strive to get a leaner body and feel better on the inside and out. So where should we focus our energy now that new year is nearly upon us? I thought I would share with you some of the priorities you should be thinking about.
Let’s think about the mind
Our mindset is important when it comes to entering the new year. We can feel lethargic and out of sorts after the Christmas period because you might have overindulged a little bit. Your mind could be heading in a negative way, and that is no good for productivity.Your mind is a powerful thing, and it can have a huge impact on the path you go down. Thinking negatively can lead on to feeling like you have bad luck on your side. Whereas having a positive mindset could have a greater impact on your life moving forward. A great place to start is to show gratitude for the good things in life and turning negative situations into positive ones.
What about your gut?
Poor digestion can really have a negative impact on how you feel on the inside and the out. It can make you feel tired and lethargic, and also bad digestion can be some of the cause as to weight issues. This is why improving gut health should be high on your priority list when it comes to feeling healthier next year. Thankfully, through your diet and exercise, you could improve your digestive system fairly simply, and the positive effect can really improve how you feel.
Think about improving your fitness
Your fitness levels can have a damaging effect on your health. Low fitness can make you tired and low energy, which can ultimately have an impact on your mood and mind. Exercising more regularly can improve your health dramatically. If you haven’t taken much exercise in the past, the best thing to do is start small and gradually increase the intensity and time you spend exercising.
Increase the amount of water you drink
Water can have a huge effect on your health, it is nature’s natural detox after all. An increased water intake can not only help improve your health. However, it can also improve your skin tone, increase your energy levels and even aid in your quality of sleep and mood. It is recommended to drink at least two litres of water per day.
Cut out the alcohol or give up smoking
Finally, drinking alcohol over the Christmas period and indulging in a few too many cigarettes can encourage you to give up some of those vices for good. Alcohol and cigarettes can have a big impact on your health, so giving them up could increase your health within days and weeks.
I hope this has inspired you to focus your energy on the right things in January.