Its 2020! 2 weeks in, how are you feeling? Positive? Nervous? Excited?
I’m not going to lie, I am all 3 AND MORE! 2020 is looking to be the busiest, most productive, most stressful and best year of my working career so far which is amazing.
But what I want to talk about is you and your health.
You will have already seen lots of statuses saying, “new year, new me”, I going to the gym 5 times a week from now on and I’m cutting carbs straight out of my diet…. I know I already have.
What we want to tell you is that you don’t need to worry about a new you! Focus on an improved version of you!
When it comes to health you seriously don’t need to make a million drastic changes just to see a result. We say it all the time, it needs to start of simple, be enjoyable and be sustainable.
The main reason a high percentage of gym goers who start off in January with their resolutions drop out by March is because their changes are far too drastic!
Going from not having done any exercise in months to going 5 times a week is a lot of stress on your body that it just simply isn’t used to and can’t recover from very efficiently.
Also, for a lot of those people that drop out, they simply just don’t like the gym! Here are a few tips we recommend for everyone who is looking for an ‘Improved You’ in 2020.
1) Get 7-8 hours sleep every night!
2) Aim for a minimum of 1.5 litres of water per day.
3) Get more protein into your diet.
4) Walk more! Set a target for your steps per day and smash it!
5) Get more greens on your plate.
Now I’m sure you will agree these are 5 fairly easy things to introduce into your everyday life. They are 5 of the very first things we look at changing when it comes to a client’s lifestyle because they don’t require a huge change but can make a huge difference when it comes to your results.
They help you to build enjoyable habits which are sustainable for the rest of your life (Which I’m sure you can tell by now we are pretty big on).
Here’s to a new improved you :)
Team UT Health