Friday, January 7, 2022

---- Kick Start The New Year By Boosting Your Health

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Are you looking to boost your health this year? With the help of these five ideas you’ll be off to an excellent start.

1 . Positive affirmations

Looking for a quick and easy way to lift your spirits? Positive affirmations are the way forward. Simply put, these are positive statements, you can speak them out loud, or write them down. The idea is to achieve a more positive mindset and avoid thoughts that are negative or self-critical. Practicing positive affirmations every day is a great way to improve your mental health. Here are a few examples of positive affirmations taken from ‘The Good Trade’:

  • I am in charge of how I feel and I choose to feel happy.

  • I am worthy of investing in myself.

  • I nourish myself with kind words and joyful foods.

2. Try meditation

Meditation is an amazing way to look after your mental health, it’s a therapeutic practice which allows you to clear and focus your mind. For some it’s a spiritual practice, for others it’s merely a way to unwind after a long day. There are several different types of meditation, and lots of ways to learn. Beginners are best advised to try a meditation app, or read a book to learn the basics. Apps like Meditopia focus on meditation for different themes including stress, acceptance, self-confidence, gratitude or body positivity. Focusing on a theme can be incredibly useful for self growth.

3. Join a fitness class

Improving your fitness regime is one of the best ways to kick start a new year. Challenge yourself to join a new fitness class, it can be fun to get out of your comfort zone. You might try kickboxing, crossfit, barre classes, dance or spin. When you’re trying to stick to a regime it can be useful to set goals or create a schedule. You might set goals about how many classes you do per week, or how often you try a new activity.

4. Revamp your diet

Revamping your diet can help you to improve your physical and mental health. You might focus on eating more green vegetables, or eating foods that boost your mood? A great way to get started is to check out a healthy eating app, or order some healthy recipe boxes. Have fun experimenting with recipes from rich and creamy soybean curry

To Thai style salmon broth.

5. Wellbeing retreat

Sometimes we all need a little time away to relax and unwind, if you need a bit of TLC a wellbeing retreat is a great choice. There are many different types of wellbeing retreat, you can expect activities like yoga, meditation, massages, swimming, healthy lunches, and lots more. Putting your health first is an amazing way to start the year.

With ideas like you’ll have a great start to 2022. Think about any health goals you’d like to set yourself. When you set goals it’s easier to set your intentions for the year ahead. There are lots of ways that you can improve your health.


  1. All excellent ways to improving ones health. We're doing that already and what a difference it makes.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. ♥

  2. I am going to go back to eating healthy and hopefully incorporate some kind of exercise.

  3. Boosting oneself is really a great start of the year to focus. It's very essential to do this stuff for any individual to help them for a whole year striving and persevering.

  4. These are all something that I want included in my agenda for the new year. God knows that i need all of those in my life hahahah

  5. These are all great suggestions for starting off the new year! The new year is always a great opportunity to take stock of what is missing and work to add it in.

  6. It's the best time of the year to reflect and set out goals. I definitely want to live a healthier lifestyle this year.

  7. I need to revamp my diet. And eat more veggies this year. I feel like quitting sugar too

  8. Thanks for the good ideas to kick start a new year with full of energy!

  9. These are great tips. I would love to get started with meditation and find time to do it regularly. Will check the app you suggested. This sounds really helpful.

  10. Meditations are great as they help with focus too. In a very busy world that we have today these are great ways to stay healthy

  11. Apart from healthy diet, we need vitamins. We also need a better environment. This is for our mental health.

  12. Great tips. i'm trying to be as healthy as possible and really take care of my health.

  13. Great tips for starting the new year. Everyone loves to start new resolutions this time of year.

  14. I haven't really done fitness since Covid hit. My bestie got me a 30 day membership to an upscale gym for Christmas because some of the classes there are supposed to be good for my Ulcerative Colitis. She's recommending Hot Yoga, but boy I hate yoga and doing it in a steam room doesn't sound fun. But, I'll try it anyway because it was a gift from the heart and who knows. I may end up loving it and getting health benefits from it to boot.


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