One of the most common new year’s resolutions each year is always to get healthy. But, what simple steps can you take to work towards that goal? In this pro post, you’ll learn about how you can work towards getting healthy in 2017!
Elisa Williams, a yoga teacher on Bidvine, shared her advice for anyone who wants to get healthy this year. Her tips aren’t just related to yoga, they cover everything from getting enough water to tips for healthy eating. But, if you want to really get into the yogi lifestyle this year, she has some yoga retreats coming up that will make you feel great!
Read on to learn more about what you can do to get healthy and live your best life in 2017.
Get healthy in 2017
The New Year is a very good time to take stock of ourselves – particularly those of us who suffer from seasonal depression and who struggle with the winter months. There are lots of ways that we can help ourselves and get healthy through the weeks ahead.
Here are a few suggestions you might like to try:
You are what you eat
Snacking on raw veg, fruits, nuts, seeds and raisins will keep a sugar fix at bay. Eat avocado’s, leafy veg, salads, nuts, grains, Vitamin D, and Iron supplements.
Stock up with healthy snacks and keep close by so you won’t be tempted to eat sugary junk foods when you need a boost of energy. Make a shopping list and get stocked up with the right meal ingredients, prepare your lunch food box for the following day before you go to bed.
If you’ve prepared well, you’re more likely to eat well.
Breathe in, breathe out
Breathe deeply when you’re tired or stressed. A few deep conscious breaths help to release tensions and calm the mind. Breathe in for the count of 4, exhale for 6.
Drink plenty of water
You should drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water a day.
Our bodies are made of over 80% water. Therefore, replenishing is essential for good health.
Reduce your consumption of caffeine, alcohol and sugary foods and drink. Try drinking herbal teas instead or hot water and lemon.
Be grateful and giving
Smile and relax and make a mental list of 6 things you have to be grateful for about your life as it is right now. Treat yourself as you would your best friend, with compassion, kindness and encouragement.
An unexpected act of kindness to a stranger can be uplifting for both you and them – so do something for someone else.
Keep a journal, take up a hobby, spend time with people who encourage you.
Exercise at least 2-3 times per week.
Research has proven that maintaining a regular exercise routine helps beat depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, increases life expectancy and combats health conditions and disease.
Make sure you get out of the office and away from the computer at lunchtime. We need all the sunlight and fresh air we can get during shorter winter days.
A brisk walk for 20 minutes will increase your heart and metabolic rate; increased oxygen will stimulate your brain cells, keep your energy up during the afternoon.
Dry skin brushing
You can find a dry skin brush at a chemist or health shop. Start the day by using the brush against dry skin, with long sweeping motions.
This increases circulation of blood, oxygen and lymph around the body which in turn aids release of stagnant energy, toxins and waste from the body.
It feels great and acts as a fabulous morning wake up for the entire system.
Book a holiday
We have three fabulous yoga retreats in the sunshine lined up for 2017. These 7 day yoga holidays take place in Kerala in India, Mykonos in Greece and Kabak, in remote (and completely safe) Southern Turkey.
You don’t have to be an experienced yogi to join us and non-participating friends or partners are welcome. Get plenty of rest and sleep. Take up yoga and practice at least three times per week.
Whatever you do, enjoy it and have fun!
Elisa Williams, Yoga Teacher
Elisa Williams Yoga
Bidvine Professional since 2016
We’d like to thank Elisa for sharing her advice for those of us who want to get healthy in 2017! Hopefully, you find her tips valuable and easy to work into your routine.
Elisa is based in Shepherd’s Bush, and she offers her services in West London. If you live in Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, or Chiswick, book a session with her! She offers private lessons and open yoga classes, so there’s something for everyone.
If you’d like to hire Elisa as your yoga teacher, check out her profile at the link below. From there, you can submit a free request for yoga lessons on Bidvine! You’ll get custom bids from yoga teachers in your area who are ready to help.
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