The last couple of years has been challenging we have all had our stories of triumph and failure to share. Like all new years, 2022 brings renewed hope and promise.
That’s why it is important that we take advantage of our opportunities and give ourselves the time and space to learn the new skills we need to learn, take care of our health, and overcome old habits that may be holding us back.
At Need2Know Books, we’ve put together some top tips on how to kickstart the new you in 2022. This is the year to eat better, exercise, and most importantly make time for you.
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How to Kickstart the New You
If there is one thing that Covid has taught us it is how to manage our time. Finding precious time for yourself during a sea of chaos is a talent but it is a necessity that helps build positive mental health.
Depression, one of the most common mental health illnesses affects 15-20% of the population.
Depression has a close relation with stress and the disease changes the way our brain functions and can increase risk of various physical health problems.
Research has also found that depression and stress may have a negative impact on the immune system which may increase the chance of infections and autoimmune diseases,
That’s why making time for you and staying committed to a healthy lifestyle will help make a difference in your life.
Make time for you: This is the first step to destressing. Sitting quietly on a park bench, doing yoga, or having a coffee with a friend are simple and easy ways to make time for yourself. The most important thing is that this is done regularly. So commit to making time for you.
Monitor your diet: Are you eating a balanced diet? Enjoying fatty and sugary food and drink is commonplace but as we get older we have to get serious about what we eat. Eating superfoods that give us fuel helps us to feel better. Get informed and learn what foods to eat that can help you feel more energised.
Get fit: Just because it’s cold outside that doesn’t mean you need to stop working on your fitness. There is a lot you can do inside your home such as Yoga and Pilates.
Going for a walk for 20 minutes a day in the fresh air will help your mood and stress levels. So find a workout routine that works for your lifestyle and try to stick with it.
Lose Weight simple changes can help trim inches and pounds off your waistline. Cutting back on alcohol or over eating can help to reduce weight. So if you feel that this is something you need to do start with simple baby steps.
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