Tips and advice
Tips and Advice
We know the importance of looking after our health – a healthy mind and body allows us to enjoy life the way we want. To be as healthy as possible, we need to eat a balanced and nutritious diet, get our bodies moving regularly and adopt other good lifestyle habits.
We’ve compiled some helpful information on exercise and other good habits that can help you improve your health. Click on the list below to read some of our short, informative articles. We hope you will find them helpful.
We also share several helpful articles on nutrition, here.
Staying healthy over the festive season
We all know that December is the time for silliness and fun, not for exceeding your health and fitness goals. But there are some easy things you can do to keep yourself healthy, that will make dusting off the cobwebs in the New Year just that little bit easier.
- Sleep well – with all the family get-togethers and Christmas parties, it’s a busy time of year! Make sure you look after yourself by getting enough shut eye
- Set achievable goals – even if just a daily walk or a short jog, a little activity to get your heart rate up is still great for your body and mind
- Work exercise into your social calendar – go for a walk with a friend, cycle instead of driving over to that Christmas BBQ
- Balance your diet – we all overindulge over the festive season, just make sure you’re still getting your five veg a day as well as allowing yourself a sweet treat or two
- Give yourself a break – letting yourself unwind and relax with your family and friends is important for your mental health. By giving yourself a proper break, you’ll start the New Year bright and bushy tailed! Happy New Year!
‘Sticking to your new year’s resolutions’
- Dream big – you can do it! Make this year your year - it’s never too late to set yourself a challenge or make a change. Big goals are exciting and compelling
- But start small – break it down into small steps that you can keep. If your resolution is to exercise more, start with a long walk or cycle once a week, rather than try and fit something in every day. In time, you can ramp it up if you’d like to
- Be kind to yourself – it’s OK to skip a day of exercise, or treat yourself to that brownie. We all have ups and downs, just make sure you pick yourself back up, and keep working towards your goals
- Change one thing at a time – make it easy for yourself, don’t try and do it all at once. By taking it one step at a time, you can help turn your new habits into old habits