Creating Healthy Habits

As we enter the Christmas and New year period your health and wellbeing may be something that you are thinking about.
Whether it is a New Year’s resolution or a change that you are making as you transition back into the office we have some tips that might help you prioritise your wellbeing and set up good habits for the New Year.

Consider the way you are travelling

Walking or riding to your destination instead of driving can be an easy way to incorporate exercise into your day without having to set to much additional time aside. This is especially handy during the Christmas period when it is difficult to get a park. Incorporating alternative transport options can quickly become a habit and an easy way to get extra exercise in.

Start a wellness challenge

Encourage your friends, family or colleagues to join you for extra motivation. A wellness challenge can be anything that improves your wellbeing from getting enough sleep to a fitness challenge. Make sure that you have a goal that you are working towards and don’t forget to reward yourself when you reach it.

Plan your meals

If you know what you are cooking and eating for the week and have all the ingredients you are less likely to reach for something unhealthy. Meal prepping is also a good way to learn more about the food that you are eating and portion sizes. The plus side is that people who pre-plan are likely to save time and money and reduce the amount of food they waste.

Visit your GP

A regular health check can help identify early signs of illness or disease making it much easier to treat. If it’s been a while since you’ve visited your GP use the changing of years as a reminder to book an appointment.