New Year, New You – Health Resolutions

January 9, 2013

Dieting

Portion Control

Portion Control

The New Year is the best time to kick those nasty habits, get fit and really set yourself some health goals. You’ll soon be thanking yourself for it and if you don’t know where to start, we’ve got some ideas for you!

Portion Control
If you’re dying to drop some pounds you’ll find that controlling your portion sizes is an easy way to trim your waistline. Studies have also shown that using smaller plates to hold your grub helps weight loss as they stop any naughty overeating.

Slash the Sodium
Processed foods are usually packed full of sodium and consuming too much can lead to the dreaded bloat! Sodium can also raise your blood pressure and low sodium diets are not only linked with decreased risks of heart disease but also controlled weight management.

Quit Smoking
This is a common new year’s resolution but one of the hardest to keep to, the average smoker will attempt to kick their habit 6 or 7 times before they actually succeed. As with giving anything up there may be relapses, don’t make the mistake of beating yourself up if you slip up and give in to 1 cigarette, just start again. It’s hard to go cold turkey so why not ease yourself in by grabbing an e-cig from neat cigs.

Add some Antioxidants
Antioxidants play an important part in your body’s defense against things like free radicals. Free radicals are produced by radiation and smoke, but are also produced when your body breaks down food – the American Dietic Association describes the role of antioxidants; when you cut and apple it will begin to brown. If you dip the apple in orange juice (an antioxidant) it will stay white, antioxidants defend your body in the same way.

Stress Less
Stress is a killer. Sounds dramatic, but it’s true! Stress can lead to a weak immune system, hypertension, and even shorten your life span. Set some time aside for relaxation, you could even try meditating.

Get Some Sleep
Getting some shuteye is one of the best things you can do for your body. Sleep deprivation has actually been linked to immune system suppression, stress, depression, and obesity. Train your body to sleep properly by going to bed at the same time every day.

Walk This Way
This year, try to walk more! Adding walking into your daily routine will give you the same health benefits as a person who jogs 6 days a week.

New Year, New You – Health Resolutions


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