New Year Resolutions
New Year Resolutions – So the first day of January is never complete without setting yourself a shoot-for-the-moon life goal. However that you know will be out the window by the end of the week (if that)!
We have asked the experts at Swisse, for their help in setting some new year resolutions. Therefore that we can actually stick to. And consequently make 2018 our best year yet!
Kindness to yourself
“Make a New Year Resolution to be kinder to yourself! Ease off on excessive pressure and negative self-talk when you feel you aren’t making quick changes. Therefore baby steps one day at a time. Ask for support from friends and family that inspire you. Di Mitchelmore, Bachelor of Science in Immunology and Nutritional Biochemistry (BSc), National Training Manager
“Move more! Sitting is the new smoking, so commit to doing squats, lunges or stretches every hour to keep active all day long! Katie Bieshaar, BHSc (Naturopathy), Swisse Product Specialist
“If your diet & exercise new year resolutions haven’t stuck in the past, try a ‘sleep better’ resolution. The body relies on a regular good night’s sleep for internal healing & repair, arguably just as important as diet & exercise for your health. If you’re struggling to fall & stay asleep, try simple sleep habit resolutions like: going to bed the same time every night, dimming the lights after dinner, no phones in the bedroom or no caffeine after 3pm.” Dr David Cannata, BBiomed (Hons) GCRC PhD, Swisse Product Specialist
Whole foods Not Fads
“Have you thought about your resolution being to break free from the chaos of food obsession and fad diets? To free up energy to live life. Trust your body and its internal cues, eating intuitively not restrictively. See how positive behaviour change, rather than a focus on weight change can improve your health and wellbeing.” Simone Austin, Practising Accredited Dietitian, Swisse Expert
“Proactively put aside time each day to spend alone. It may sound simple, but in today’s world of technology, fast paced work and constant social stimuli. It’s harder than you think. My new year resolution is to set aside at least 10 minutes a day to just be present with my own thoughts, breathe deep and reinvest some time for myself.”Kaylee Azzopardi, Practising Accredited Dietitian, Swisse Expert
“It’s all about finding new, interesting ways to stay happy and healthy! Get to know your neighbourhood by planning out a walk every weekend. Be sure to look around you as you walk, take in all the colours, shapes, smells and feelings you get from your surroundings to make this a mindful experience too.” Sherree Banh, Nutritionist, Swisse Expert
S“Have you thought about riding to work a couple of times a week. Or getting off the tram stop one before your usual exit? Try to work exercise naturally into your routine. Without needing to separate it within your day. Because life is too busy sometimes to put in an hour round trip to the gym for a workout!” Chris Holland, Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science (Nutrition & Exercise Physiology), Swisse Expert