13 Ways to Kick Start Your Healthy Living Routine in 2017

2017 has arrived. With a new year comes new resolutions to create an improved healthy living lifestyle. To help you kick start your healthy living routine for 2017 we gathered a collection of 13 top suggestions. Plus, each of these top suggestions can also help you stick to your routine throughout the year!

13 Ways to Kick Start Your 2017 Healthy Living Routine

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1. Pilates Training

Pilates training is a low-impact way to strengthen your muscles. The fitness equipment used during pilates training varies between instructors. Some training lessons will only incorporate an exercise matt while others will use an apparatus, free weights or exercise bands.

There are several benefits to beginning Pilates training as part of your healthy living routine for 2016. Some benefits of Pilates include increased flexibility, toned muscles and better posture. When combined with cardio and a healthy diet, Pilates training can even help you achieve your 2017 weight loss goals.

One of the best ways to learn Pilates is to train with a professional Pilates instructor. That way they can provide you with personalised expertise designed to help you reach your goals. When you learn from a professional, you also reduce the risk of injuring yourself. This is because they can teach you how to properly go about each of the exercises instead of you having to play a guessing game while flipping through a book or watching a free online pilates video.

Are you ready to learn with a pro? Bidvine can help connect you with trusted, local Pilates trainers near you!

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2. Yoga Lessons

Like pilates, yoga lessons offer another great form of low-impact exercise. So, if you have delicate joints but still want to stretch your muscles then, consider giving yoga a try.

One of the best things about yoga lessons is that there are countless different types. Here’s a quick list of some of the most popular kinds of yoga lessons:

  • Hatha
  • Ashtanga
  • Kundalini
  • Bikram (a.k.a. hot yoga)

Each type provides a unique take on yoga practice. Certain practices combine a set of yoga postures in a unique order. Yet, many yoga postures are also present in a variety of different classes.

If you aren’t sure which type of yoga you want to focus on right now don’t fret. When you submit a request for a yoga teacher through Bidvine you can select the “I’m not sure” option. That way your instructor can provide you with personalised guidance.

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3. Personal Training

Personal training is perhaps one of the best ways to go if you want to create a detailed fitness plan that is designed just for you.

In the UK personal trainers must receive education in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. Then they can also join a registry of personal trainers to demonstrate their adherence to a professional standard. Essentially this means you are training with someone who has taken the time to learn how they can best help you achieve your goals.

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Working with a personal trainer also gives you an opportunity to work with someone who can keep you motivated. You will be far less likely to skip out on that session at the gym if you know your personal trainer is waiting for you. They can also provide you with the skills you need to keep up with your exercise routine, on your own and after you have completed your personal training sessions.

Bidvine Tip: On average personal training costs around £40 per hour.

So, if you are looking for something that will not only kick start your fitness routine but will also set up a routine that you can stick to then personal training is a must.

Are you not sure where to find a personal trainer in your area? Then let Bidvine do the legwork for you!

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4. Work With a Nutritionist

Trying to figure out the best diet for you and your family can be a challenge, to say the least. Especially when there is endless information available online. One of the best ways to ensure that you receive the best advice for you and your family is to work with a nutritionist.

In order to become a nutritionist in the UK, most health care professionals take a three or a four-year degree in nutrition science. After they have finished school, they can then can also choose to register with an organisation like the Association for Nutrition.

Essentially this means that when you hire a nutritionist you are working with someone who has dedicated themselves to learning about nutrition. So, you will be able to receive top advice that is personalised for your lifestyle.

If you need help locating a nutritionist in your area, let Bidvine help!

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5. Cooking Lessons

Like working with a nutritionist, cooking lessons are another excellent way to implement a healthy diet in the new year.

When hiring a cooking instructor you can specify that you would like to learn about healthy living. That way you know that the lessons will teach you how to prepare meals for your family that are both healthy and delicious.

The request form for hiring a cooking instructor on Bidvine is also quite flexible. This means that you can book lessons for a variety of different group sizes.

So, no matter whether you want to learn how to cook tasty and nutritious meals for yourself or with your whole family, you have plenty of options. When filling out the request form simply specify whether the lessons will be for 1, 2 – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 10 or more than 10 people.

The great thing about cooking lessons is that if cooking is a hobby for you then you can knock two new years resolutions off your list at once. You can both learn how to improve your diet and pursue your passions!

So, what are you waiting for?!

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6. Dance Lessons

If you are looking to improve your fitness in the new year but aren’t up for a traditional personal training session then why not check out dance lessons? There are countless different styles of dance so really, there is something for everyone.

Here are a few of the different styles of dance lessons you can opt for in the Bidvine request form:

  • Ballroom
  • Hip hop
  • Salsa
  • Tap
  • Tango
  • Ballet
  • Modern
  • Folk

Have an upcoming event that you would like to get fit for, like a wedding? Then dance lessons are a top way to practise for the big day and get in shape.

Plus dance lessons are a great way to socialise and meet new friends with a similar interest.

Depending on your class you may also have the opportunity to perform in front of family and friends to show off your new moves at the end of your series lessons.

How often you take dance lessons is entirely up to you and your instructor. You could meet once a week or once a month, the choice is yours. If you aren’t sure how often you would like to take your lessons, then it is best to speak to your instructor so they can offer you advice based on your schedule.

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7. Tai Chi

In ancient times, tai chi was originally designed as a form of self-defence. Yet, today, it is primarily practised as a gentle form of exercise.

Tai chi is quite gentle on joints, as a low impact exercise and so it can be practised by people with varying fitness levels.

During a tai chi class, you will move through a series of postures at a gentle and methodical pace. While the practice itself is slower than cardio as you are continually moving throughout a series of postures your body is continuously moving.

Its thoughtful and purposeful postures allow you time to connect breath with movement. So, it is particularly beneficial if you are trying to reduce stress.

There are several different styles of tai chi which you can choose from such as:

  • Chen
  • Yang
  • Wu
  • Wu/Hao
  • Sun

If you aren’t sure which style of tai chi you would prefer, don’t stress. Simply discuss this with your tai chi instructor.

When you’re filling out the request form, there are also several different options to choose from when it comes to the length of your session. For instance, you have the option to select a 30-minute, 60-minute, or 90-minute class or a class that is 2 or more hours. So, there are plenty of options no matter what your schedule is like.

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8. Massage Therapy

Like tai chi, massage therapy is an excellent option for stress relief in 2017. It is a holistic treatment which targets muscle pain to relieve stress and prevent or help soothe injuries.

There are around 11 different types of massage therapy. These include Swedish massage, Thai massage, reiki healing, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage and pregnancy massage.

Each of these different types of massage therapy uses a unique method to help ease pain, relieve stress, increase circulation and address injuries.

So, if one of your new year’s resolutions for 2017 is to reduce your stress levels, or live a more balanced lifestyle or heal an old injury, then massage therapy is a top choice.

To receive custom bids with advice for your massage therapy needs then simply submit a request on Bidvine.

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9. Running and Jogging Lessons

Do want to get into running and jogging but simply never seem to be able to stick with your plans? Then outsmart your excuses in 2017 and sign up for running and jogging lessons.

A running and jogging trainer can help you address a variety of goals including, weight loss and improving your endurance. Not to mention that if you are a beginner they can help set you on the right path. Plus, you won’t need to worry about receiving an injury you could easily prevent with the proper knowledge.

Like a personal trainer, a running and jogging trainer is an exceptional source of motivation. After all, you aren’t going to skip your morning run if you know you are meeting with your trainer in the coming days.

So, scheduling lessons with your running and jogging trainer will help to keep you accountable to your own health. Plus it will also provide you with the support you need to kick start and stick with your 2017 new year’s resolutions!

Do you need help finding a running and jogging trainer near you? Don’t sweat it, Bidvine can help!

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10. Marathon Training

Marathon training is another excellent way to achieve your goals for 2017. No matter what length of marathon you are planning on running, a marathon is nonetheless a great goal.

Having a goal to train towards will help to keep you focused. Then, working with a marathon trainer will ensure that you have all the skills you need to complete the marathon to the best of your ability.

Plus, you can still hire a marathon trainer even if you have never run a marathon before. Everyone has to start somewhere and your trainer will understand this. Specifying your level of experience simply provides your trainer with the information they need to optimise your training to your experience level.

Hiring a marathon trainer is also beneficial if you have run several marathons before. When you have experience and work with a professional they can help you beat your personal record.

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11. Life Coaching

Healthy living encompasses both physical health and mental health. A life coach can help you to plan a new outlook for 2017 if you aren’t quite sure where to start.

Some of the common focuses for life coaching are careers, relationships, developing positive habits, dealing with stress and connecting with spirituality.

According to Rositta Priestley, a Bidvine professional, most clients work with her for a minimum of three months in order to begin establishing new habits. Rositta also told us that she helps people achieve a work/life balance and build their self-confidence.

So if you are looking for a new outlook for 2017, a life coach is a great way to strengthen your life skills in the new year.

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12. Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are an excellent way to increase your confidence in the water, improve your swimming skills and get in shape.

When you are swimming your muscles must continuously be in motion in order to keep you afloat. So, swimming actually combines both cardio activity and strength training.

Swimming is also a low impact exercise. This means that if you have delicate joints which prevent you from partaking in more strenuous exercises like jogging, you may be able to swim instead. That way you don’t miss out on your regular fitness activities and you can still keep working towards your healthy living goals for 2017.

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13. Tennis Lessons

Sometimes the best way to kick-start and keep up with your healthy living new year’s resolutions is to take up a new sport. Learning a new sport can provide you with a fresh take on exercise and help keep you from feeling the blues about a fitness routine that just doesn’t inspire you.

Why not make it a social event too? On the Bidvine request form, you have the option specify whether you would like lessons for just you, you and a friend, or a larger group. So, if you know someone who also has healthy living goals for 2017 why not invite them along!

Are you ready to hire a tennis instructor near you? Let Bidvine help!

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