Healthy Lifestyle Choices You Need To Think About
It’s the start of a brand new year, which means we’re all making a load of new year’s resolutions that we probably won’t end up sticking to. Even if you resolve to go to the gym for the rest of the year, they tend to empty out around the end of January when people start drifting back to their usual lives. It’s important to consider real lifestyle changes that you want to make, instead of just making a resolution that will drift away as quickly as you had the idea. Here are some ideas of real lifestyle changes that you could make over the next year to feel better and happier.
Eat Ethical Food
If you do your research, you’ll find that eating meat is terrible for the environment in terms of how much energy is used to give you that juicy steak that you love. However, it isn’t necessary to go vegetarian in order to be more ethical with your food – after all, the dairy industry is also full of problems. If you want to maintain your carnivore ways, why not try buying from your local butcher instead of chain supermarkets? The meat will be fresher and tastier as well as more ethical.
If you’ve always wanted to quit smoking but never quite managed it, now is the time to do it. You have to be determined to quit smoking – if you find it really hard, try out nicotine patches or gum, self help groups, hypnosis or therapy.
Start Meal Planning
If you want to start eating more healthily, then meal planning is a great option to go for. If you plan out what you want to eat each day over the course of the week then buy your groceries accordingly, you’ll stop splashing out on expensive snacks when you’re hungry over the course of the day. It’ll also be easier to plan out healthy meals.
Bring Essential Oils Into Your Life
If you’ve never had essential oils in your life before, this is the time to start trying them out. Each oil has different properties. Do your research on which company to buy them from – the top 20 brands for essential oils are here – and select which oils would benefit you the most.
Lavender is great to calm down stress and anxiety and help you sleep, myrrh has antiseptic properties and will help treat acne and eczema, and tea tree is good for your skin and is a great disinfectant.
Live A Fitter Lifestyle
If you’ve gained a little weight over Christmas, it’s time to get rid of it! Buy some running shoes and sports gear and try out Couch To 5K – if you don’t feel confident enough for that, why not go for a walk every day? It’ll help out if you have any back problems, and getting out into the fresh air every day will do wonders for your mental health.
If you find it hard to motivate yourself into going to the gym, then you could try going to a yoga or Zumba class with one of your friends instead, to turn exercise into a fun social occasion.
Did you find anything in this post you didn’t know? Maybe, maybe not but we all need to remind ourselves how important a healthier lifestyle is and the tools to get started!