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Top 5 Wellness Tips for 2020

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It’s the start of a new year. And with that comes many health and fitness promises that you’ll swear to keep. But the reality is that over the next 10 months, you’ll break several of these and revert back to how you were last year. So how do you keep to a health and fitness routine?

Well, there are several methods that you could use. You could either install an app like MyFitnessPal, purchase a Fitbit (or a similar step-tracking device) or get motivated with a friend by your side. Whatever method you choose, you’re bound to feel more determined to succeed. 

If you have the motivation, however, and aren’t sure as to where to start, here 

are five wellness tips that you can use to have the healthiest and happiest year!

 

  • Try More Plant-Based Products

 

Now, this might just seem like a fleeting trend, but there are many benefits that you can reap from changing up your diet and opting for more plant-based products. Not only can it help with weight management, but a plant-based diet can lower the risk of health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. 

More and more people across the world are ditching the processed foods and eating more cleanly. Now, this doesn’t mean that you must become a vegan or a vegetarian from tomorrow. But by making simple changes to your diet and opting for healthier choices, you’ll feel a lot better in yourself and have more energy.

 

  • Get More Sleep 

 

This might seem like an obvious one, but a good night’s sleep is one of the pillars of a healthier lifestyle. Without a good night’s sleep, you’ll find that you feel groggy, unmotivated and on edge – a way that no-one wants to feel. It can also affect your mental wellness – an implication that can lead to bigger problems down the line.

To better your nights’ sleep, try the following:

  • Create a sleep schedule to help to regulate your body clock.
  • Ensure that your bed and pillows are comfortable.
  • Put your phone away at least 30 minutes before your sleep.
  • Avoid heavy meals late in the evening.
  • Avoid a lot of alcohol before going to bed.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • If you’re having any physical issues that are interrupting your sleep, seek medical help – for example, if you’re facing problems with your back, visit CORE Chiropractic

 

  • Make Some ‘Me’ Time

 

Life is stressful and busy – everyone knows that. And because of that, you might sometimes feel as though you don’t have any time for yourself. But booking in some ‘me’ time every once and again is essential if you want to maintain a good level of wellness. One or two nights a week, take some time out from your routine and treat yourself to something you love.

Whether this is running a hot bath and filling it with bubbles, watching one of your favorite films that you haven’t seen in a while or reading a book while listening to your favorite album, you’ll feel a lot more relaxed after it. By neglecting to take time out for yourself you could find that you’re dangerously heading to a burnout. 

 

  • Go Outside More

 

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of going on a run, a relaxing walk, a hike or doing another activity outside. Often, many people find that they are spending most of their time inside working, watching TV or on their phones. But being inside all day simply isn’t healthy.

It’s a good idea to get out and enjoy the fresh air every day. Not only will it give you the opportunity to clear your mind, but you’ll also be able to reap several health benefits from it, including an improvement in your blood pressure and indigestion.

 

  • Socialize, Socialize, Socialize

 

Another way that you can help your emotional wellness is by trying to socialize more. Whether this is joining a social group in your neighborhood, starting a fun new hobby you’ve never done before or simply spending more time with your friends and family, you’ll feel as though a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders and more at ease afterwards.

Final Thoughts

So, there you go! Those are 5 top tips to improve your wellness in 2020. What you choose to do of course is up to you. But whatever you opt for, you’re bound to have a healthy and happy new year that you’ll never forget.

1 Comment

  1. avatar

    Eddhee

    February 21, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Alone time can also mean going on a vacation. It’s the best relaxation time you can have away from the regular.

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