Christmas is over and the New Year is in full swing, and whether you are a ‘new year, new me’ type of person or not there are some lifestyle habits we could probably all benefit from. Although we all know exercise and eating well is good for the body, many of us in this day and age simply don’t have the time to prioritise our health – despite how important it is. To make it a little easier for you to prioritise your health this year, we’ve put together a list of simple changes to live a healthier lifestyle.
Drink more water
We all know water is good for us, yet many of us don’t get enough of it. On average the recommended amount per day is 6-8 cups, but this can vary from person to person. If you work at a desk try to keep a glass of water with you at all times, or if you are out and about take a water bottle with you – it’s easier to remember to drink water if the glass or bottle is there to remind you.
Move every hour
When you work at a desk, it can be easy to get bogged down by a task and before you know it you haven’t left your seat for 4 hours. Try setting yourself a reminder to get up and move every hour, this can be a lap of the office, a trip to the kitchen to refill your water bottle or if you work from home you could walk to the end of the garden and back (extra points for getting out in the fresh air!)
Moving your body can help to pump the blood around the body, which can help mental fatigue and make you feel more awake. It’s proven that taking regular breaks can actually allow you to be more productive, despite the fact you are spending a little less time at your desk.
How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Yet how many times have you sacrificed that meal for a few extra minutes in bed? Starting the day off with a nutrient rich meal can improve focus, and reduce the risk of obesity, heart issues and type II diabetes.
If you really can’t bear getting up earlier, try preparing a meal to eat on the go the night before. This could be overnight oats or a smoothie.
Get enough sleep
Easier said than done for some, but getting the right amount of sleep can benefit our health in so many ways – from improving energy levels to boosting the immune system. Creating a calming environment can help you drift off. If you struggle to fall asleep, try black out curtains, an eye mask and no screen time an hour before bed to set you up for a good night’s sleep.
Take your supplements
In an ideal world the food you eat would provide all the nutrients you need, however in a time where convenience is King we know this isn’t always easy. That’s why Time Health are here to provide a helping hand when needed, using only quality natural ingredients and the same forms as you would find them in nature.
If you’re new to supplements and not sure which ones would be right for you, try taking our supplements quiz!