It has never been more important to focus on your health and wellbeing. However, with the holiday season upon us, it can be challenging to stick to your healthy habits with temptation all around us. If you’re living in a location that experiences very cold weather, it can also affect getting outside.
So what can you do to stay healthy and happy this season? Check out some of the top tips here:
Set fitness goals
If you’re finding fitness challenging this season, set yourself some goals to tackle the rut. You don’t have to start big either. Set yourself small targets (even if it’s just getting out for a walk every day!). Every little helps, and by moving more and creating realistic goals, you will be more motivated to stick to them.
Eating well at any time of the year is essential to good health. Getting the right balance is a great way to improve your relationship with food and minimize those moments where you give in to temptation. However, it’s natural to want to eat all the goodies in the holiday season, so don’t feel too bad. There’s always the New Year to revive a fresh new look at your goals. You could also try aspects such as water fasting or other diets to kick-start your results.
Getting out into nature is proven to have positive effects on the body and mind. Just a short time outside can improve your mood and motivation and help to clear your mind. Even if it’s cold outside, pop on some comfy layers and head out to feel the benefits.
Limit screen time
We can’t seem to get away from our screens these days, and in reality, it could be bad for your health. Increased screen time can lead to headaches, fatigue, and low moods, and also affects sleep patterns. For instance, an easy way to check how much time you spend on your phone is to view the screen time information, then add this to the time spent watching the TV or looking at a computer. You’ll be surprised how much time you stare at your devices.
Get quality sleep
Sleep is another essential aspect of improving both health and wellbeing. Poor quality sleep leads to low motivation and fatigue, plus causes lack of concentration. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to improve your energy levels and overall motivation for the day ahead. If you’re struggling with drifting off, try limiting screen time about an hour before bed and perhaps run a hot bath or read a book to help settle the mind.
Drink more water
It’s surprising just how little water most people drink throughout the day. Water is vital to replenish the body and refresh the cells to improve energy levels. It also rids the body of toxins. By drinking more, you’ll notice a range of benefits, including clearer skin, improved energy levels, and a reduction in wanting to snack between meals.