Every January we tell ourselves that this year will be the year we start taking better care of ourselves, only to revert back to our old ways by the end of the month. However, it’s time to stop saying we’re going to become healthy and start becoming healthy, which is why we’re offering some top tips on how to improve your health in 2015.
Take a Spa Day
A spa day is a great way to banish all that tension from 2014, so you feel like a brand new person in 2015. A massage is a great way to loosen up those tight muscles, whilst facial and back massages can be a fantastic for reducing the stresses and strains we’ve felt over the past few months.
You should therefore book yourself in for a spa treatment in Liverpool at 30 James Street, London or another destination, as you’ll feel ready to take on the world the moment you step out the doors. Browse the market to find the best spa packages in your local area.
Exercise is a great way to de-stress, and something as simple as a 10 minute walk can clear your head and boost your endorphins – which reduces your stress hormones. Exercise will therefore not only improve your physical health, but you’ll also notice a change in your mental health, too.
Did you know that obesity causes 9,000 premature deaths every year? It can also lead to significant health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. It is therefore essential that we eat healthily to maintain a healthy body, this means increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables and reducing our fat, salt and sugar intake.
Make a list of all the foods you eat in an average week, and see what you can remove to swap with healthy replacements. Your body will thank you for it.
Most people suffer from sleeping problems at some point in their lives. The NHS believe approximately a third of people in the UK alone suffer from insomnia. Adults should aim for an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting that, it’s time to enjoy a few early nights to improve your sleeping pattern. If you’re struggling to sleep, consult your doctor to see how he/she can aid your sleeping problems.
Drink More Water
It is recommended that a person drinks a maximum of 8 glasses of water per day, as consumption will improve your digestion, skin hydration, nutrient absorption and will detoxify your body, and it will also keep you hydrated all day long. So, go grab a glass of water!
Take a Break
It is important to take a break every once in a while to step away from the stresses of everyday life. We all need to break the monotony when we can, and a weekend away or a tropical holiday can often be the best thing for our mental health. The prospect of an upcoming holiday also gives us something to look forward to, making a routine seem not so bad once we return. So, reward yourself when you can. You work hard enough, after all.
Make Time for Yourself
We often are so caught up in the lives of others that we can forget about ourselves. There’s always that one friend that wants you to do something or that event obligation you don’t want to attend. However, it is important to make time for yourself, as well as others. A little hobby can often boost our mood, as it pulls us away from our worries and stresses, allowing us to focus on something we love. So, make time for yourself at the next opportunity. You will be glad you did.