We’re fast approaching the end of January and many of us are already feeling the strain from new year’s resolutions we made as we turned a page into 2022. This is a pivotal point where we need to stick with our aims and goals and work to reach them. For many of us, this means actively focusing on our health and wellbeing and putting routines and steps in place to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. If you’re struggling right now, don’t give up. Instead, here’s some advice that can help you to implement positive lifestyle changes that will lead to a happier, healthier and more well rounded day to day existence!
Schedule Your Health Appointments in Advance
All too often, we fail to schedule our necessary health appointments an end up with last minute calls from healthcare professionals we use, alerting us that it’s time to schedule our appointments. Instead, why not be a little more organised. This results in less last minute stress and pressure and can help us better schedule our time so that we don’t miss appointments or consistently rearrange, putting them off. You may need to schedule your next dental appointment and request consultation on specific treatments like teeth whitening. You might need to book in a cervical screening appointment. You might need to schedule an eye test, a test with an audiologist or anything else. Get this done sooner rather than later!
All too many of us fall prey to unhealthy foods out of convenience. Fast food, takeaways, drive-thrus, ready meals – these all thrive as they offer people convenient food, as and when they need it without any preparation or cooking carried out by those eating it. But these foods also tend to be nutritionally devoid and packed with excess salts, sugars and saturated fats. Instead, try meal planning. This will see you plan the meals you’re going to have for the week ahead and will allow you the chance to buy all of the ingredients at the start of the week. Having the healthy food you intend to eat ready to be made and eaten at home can help you to stick to your healthier diet.
Meal prepping can help with this further. Meal prepping involves preparing certain elements of a meal in advance. For example, you might chop vegetables, marinate ingredients or take other steps to get a meal started in advance. This reduces the time it takes to create the meal when you want to eat it.
Tend to avoid actually going to the gym or fitness classes you’ve signed up to? Personal training can help you to commit to your exercise. Why? Well, when you have a personal trainer, not only do you benefit from having somewhere there to create a workout plan for you. You also know you’re wasting money and someone else’s time if you don’t show up. This usually encourages people to actually attend and keep up with their workout plan.
These suggestions can all lead to a healthier lifestyle, so why not incorporate them into your routine?