When it comes to the New Year, so many people are focused on diets and getting expensive gym memberships which they’ll use for a few weeks but then quit by the end of the month. In many ways, whilst the New Year fitness craze can feel inspiring, it can also feel quite sad, as so many people race to lose weight without really taking care of their holistic wellbeing.
Indeed, with so many ways to get fit at home in 2019, there’s no excuse to not jump off the couch and take the year by storm – yet, fitness isn’t just about losing weight and toning up. In fact, many people’s idea of what fitness is, could be better described as vanity!
Therefore, in this article we’re going to take a look at a few ways to take care of your holistic wellbeing this new year.
In simple terms, stress is a killer. Stress is often at the heart of most illnesses, or at least it will exacerbate health conditions – from heart attacks to chronic fatigue, stress plays a much larger role in most illnesses than we realise.
Therefore, you really want to make sure you find healthy ways to reduce your stress levels this new year.
LOOK AFTER YOUR INNER CHILD
We all want a more fulfilling life, and whilst many people strive for success as a means for fulfilment what we tend to find is that many people neglect their ‘inner child’ and therefore feel depleted. They often pursue success, only to reach their goal to find it doesn’t fulfil them as much as they hoped.
We therefore need to look a little deeper into ourselves, and work out what feeling are we wanting to create in our life.
For instance, if your ‘inner child’ craves security, it makes sense that going out and earning good money will satiate this need, however, if your ‘inner child’ craves a sense of adventure, yet you live a dull existence of working, working, working – you’re not going to be happy.
Therefore, work out what your innermost self wants most from life, and ensure you find a way to meet that need.
We all know that we should be drinking more water than we probably drink – as so many people live in a perpetual state of chronic dehydration despite knowing the risks, and the benefits of ensuring we are fully hydrated.
You probably already know that your brain is made up mostly of water, so when it’s dehydrated it functions at a sluggish rate. Dehydration causes brain tissue to shrink – meaning the brain has to work much harder to perform the same task.
Drinking more water might also be good for your New Year weight loss goals…
The reason that drinking water has the power to assist in weight loss is mostly due to the fact people who drink water before a meal tend to feel more full, meaning they eat much less food, though there are other more complex reasons to do with metabolism.