7 Steps To a Healthier 2018

A fresh new year is upon us and you’re probably sick of the sight of pigs in blankets and are experimenting with all kinds of ways to up your health and fitness game. Maybe you’re trying veganuary, dry january or perhaps you’ve jumped on the dieting bandwagon. While nutrition is proven to improve one’s health, we must remember that dieting isn’t everything to be healthier. There are certainly other ways to enhance one’s well being and quality of life.

Here are some handy tips that will revamp your body and overall health as we enter a new year:

Stay Hydrated

After the party season you’re likely to be tired and severely dehydrated. The first and most simple tip is to drink more water to ensure your skin, eyes and body is re-hydrated. So, if it’s so simple, why are we still not doing it? One easy way to make sure you get enough water is to start the day with a big glass of fresh lemon water. This helps the body hydrate at the beginning of the day, but has also proven great for digestion. Keeping a bottle or mason jar with you throughout the day to remind you to drink at work as well as home.

Give Your Eyes a Break

Wearing contact lenses are perfectly safe however they can certainly damage your eyes if you wear them for too long, fail to clean them properly or do not replace them as directed by your eye doctor. Instead, take you contact lenses out to relax your eyes. Wear your glasses more around the house, the office and wherever you feel comfortable.

Cut out the Coffee

Coffee is known to dehydrate but it has also been proven to a major trigger of anxiety a condition affecting over 40 million people.

Get Outside

It is a well known fact that exercise releases endorphins and makes everyone feel better but we are not saying you need to train for a marathon or join the gym. In fact, the best thing for your health is to be outside inhaling fresh air. Fresh air eases anxieties and clears the mind. Nature has so many benefits, and just going outside for a few minutes a day can be great for your health. Doctors have specified that 20-30 minutes of outside time shortly after waking up can help balance circadian rhythms and improve cortisol levels.

Eye Drops

Using eye drops will help reduce red eyes, they can help correct a lazy eye, delay glaucoma’s onset, or moisten dry eyes. These days, eyedrops can do more than ever before. Correcting one’s sight or nursing tentatively eyes that have problems can be seriously life changing.

Global Health

It’s inconvenient to think about, but plastic is one of the biggest problems facing our planet and our health. Avoiding it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult though. In fact, avoiding plastic can actually save you money as I now you’ll be using a reusable water bottle to avoid plastic exposure.

Positive Thinking

Often we focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do. Rather material things fueling happiness, having a positive outlook and being grateful can work to improve your health. Experts recommend starting a gratitude journal of a few things you are thankful for each day as a way to train the mind to focus on the positive. As a bonus, this can also help reduce stress and calm the mind.

Diligently take these tips on board and you’ll be reaping the benefits of a happy and healthy 2018. Have you set yourself any resolutions this year?

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  1. 12th January 2018 / 10:29 am

    I need to drink more water and am making a conscious effort to improve. I use eyedrops a lot too as suffer with dry eyes

    • 16th January 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Staying hydrated is so important, it’s on my improvement list too!

    • 16th January 2018 / 12:37 pm

      Dry eyes is such a common complaint, hopefully keeping hydrated and using eye drops will ease them!

  2. 13th January 2018 / 8:31 am

    All great tips. I’m looking to get outside more this year as one of my goals is to start outdoor running. I need to get more sleep too

  3. 13th January 2018 / 11:18 am

    Im really trying to implement some changes in my life this year including some of the wonderful ideas that you have shared above. Small changes but that give really lovely results and make us feel so much better

  4. 14th January 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I do all of these, though I’ve never worn contacts and I can say they work. Especially staying hydrated. I get headaches as soon as I don’t have enough water

    • 16th January 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Water is essential, we all need to drink more to stay hydrated!

  5. 14th January 2018 / 9:16 pm

    These tips are really good, and I totally agree the best one is positive thinking, if you have a positive outlook in life , you can tackle any thing.

  6. 15th January 2018 / 2:41 am

    Positive thinking is the best! Getting ourselves busy with the thought of positivity on our minds. Cheers to a happy and positive 2018!

  7. Hannah
    15th January 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I didn’t realise that coffee does that – I’m going to cut down my intake now x

    • 16th January 2018 / 12:44 pm

      Great plan, hope it makes you feel refreshed for 2018!

  8. 1st February 2019 / 12:32 am

    I find it awesome that you suggested that contact lens wearers should ask their doctor on how to clean them properly or getting a new pair. My daughter told me yesterday that she had to squint while seated right in front of their whiteboard to take notes in class. With that, I thought that I should have her visit an expert on ophthalmology to have her fitted with lenses.

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