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How To Fit A Healthy Lifestyle Into A Busy New Year

Whilst the Christmas holidays are notorious time for indulgence, the New Year is when we aim to reverse Christmas indulgence.

January tends to be a busy period for most people, but with a bit of know how you can fit in a healthy lifestyle around it. Our friends over at Vitabiotics vitamins are here to offer some tips on how to get through the busy New Year without having too much impact on your health.

Start everyday in the right way

If you’re feeling the hunger pangs from trying to eat a bit less in the New Year wake up to a big bowl of porridge. You can even make it more interesting and tasty with a few sprinkles of cinnamon and a handful of blueberries. Porridge is a great meal to start the day as it stabilises blood sugar levels, which means you can help control your appetite right through until lunchtime.

If you can’t face cooking a breakfast first thing, then throwing a bunch of potassium-rich fresh fruit in a blender to make a smoothie will help replenish all the electrolytes that alcohol has stolen. Checkout this Nutri-Fit review by Father Fitness if you’re looking for a new blender.

Keep hydrated

Try and make a conscious effort to drink at least 6-8 glasses a day. Herbal teas are also a good option. Always try and have a glass of water before bed and when you wake up, before you have your breakfast as this will put you in good stead for the day.

Don’t skip meals

If you’re rushing around then you may be tempted to skip a few meals to make more time for tasks and chores. This has never been proven to be a wise idea so sticking to regular mealtimes, coupled with healthy snacks can be a great idea.

If you fear your meals are not providing enough nutrients, choosing the right vitamin supplement can help aid you in meeting your daily nutrient requirements. The important thing though, is to not skip meals.

Don’t sit down all day

Long hours at work are synonymous with the New Year. If your job requires you to be seated for much of your day, using your free time to get moving can really help you to feel motivated and reduce the stress associated with working for long hours without a break.

Eat fruit

Many of us get through the entire festive period eating no more fruit than the chocolate orange in the Christmas stocking. The New Year is a great time to pack more fruit into your diet, so keeping your fruit bowl well stocked will ensure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals. Again, if you are worried you won’t be meeting your daily requirements, using a multivitamin in conjunction with a balanced diet will help you stay fighting fit.

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Please note: Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies.

About Paul Stainthorpe

Running has been part of my life since 2011. While growing up I hated running and would do anything to avoid it at school. Give me a ball and a racket any day. It’s funny how some things change. I run for good. In 2012 I ran the 12 Days of Christmas for the Percy Hedley Foundation. In 2013 I attempted (with friend Lee Nyland), the 12 parkruns of Christmas for the Tiny Lives Trust.

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