Starting Over: 6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Health

Starting Over: 6 Easy Steps To Improve Your Health

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After a summer of overindulging, this is the time of year when you start to think about getting your health and fitness goals back on track. Perhaps you’ve enjoyed too much rich food on holiday, or you’ve spent the summer break enjoying the good life with a glass of wine or two every night. We’ve got some top ways you can get your health back on track.

Overhaul your mental health

If you’ve been feeling down recently, or perhaps the break from work has made you realise how anxious you have become, talk to someone about your problems. Places such as offer treatment for mental health issues, or you can speak with your doctor. Sometimes a break away from home and work can make you realise what’s been going on in your head.

Stop with the indulgent foods

You’ve probably had a few treats while you’ve been on holiday, and that’s ok. Now you’re back home; it can feel difficult to get your eating habits back on track. You can start by adding healthy foods to your diet, as well as watching portion sizes. If you absolutely must have something sweet, then have some fruit instead. When your body feels better, it’ll make you feel better too.

Track your meals

Forget fad diets if you want to lose weight and keep it off. Tracking your meals is a superb way to ensure you stick to your healthy eating ways. You can cut down on the number of snacks you have by keeping track of your meals. It also means you can track everything that goes into your home cooked meals. By measuring or weighing out portions, you’ll know exactly what’s going into your body. This small change can really help you to lose weight in a healthy way.

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Sleep well

Studies have found that even having 30 minutes less than normal sleep per night can lead to weight gain. The more sleep-deprived you are, the less regulated your hormones are. Your body releases too much cortisol which increases your appetite. Getting less sleep also means you’ll have less energy too, so you’ll be less inclined to go to that workout class after work.

Don’t eat out of boredom

If you find yourself reaching for snacks when you’re bored, it’s time to break the cycle. You could do something with your hands like an adult colouring book, or even go for a walk. You just need to fill your time with something other than snacking. This is one of the easiest ways to keep away excess calories.

Finally, don’t give up

If you don’t feel as though you’re ever going to get back on track, don’t worry. We’ve all fallen off the wagon at some point. Sometimes, your body needs a treat or some time away to recover from an injury, etc. With the right attitude and these simple tips, you’ll soon be back on the road to fitness.

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