Product Focus - Healthy New You
It’s time to welcome in another New Year! A clean slate; a brand-new canvas. And don’t we all need one after the topsy-turvy year we’ve had? As ever, health and wellness feature high on resolution-agenda. If you’re stuck for ideas, we have a few that you won’t want to ditch come the first week of January.
Eat more wholefoods
Many people vow to diet in the New Year. But the extreme, annual punishment post-Christmas diet is built to fail. Ultimately, you need to make small, sustainable changes to see any sizeable difference to your weight and health. One mantra you may choose to live by is following a mainly wholefood diet: eating foods in their whole form. This dietary change doesn’t call for deprivation; it just means you’ll naturally filter out all the bad, refined stuff.
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Once seen as a fringe movement, the power of plants has now entered the zeitgeist. The campaign ‘Veganuary’ inspires people to take a meat-and-dairy-free pledge throughout January. Aside from supporting the environment and animal welfare, proponents of plant-based nutrition claim its one of the healthiest diets around. Why not set yourself the challenge of giving up all animal products, favouring a wholefood, plant-based diet this month? Why not consider…
Generally found in animal products, vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system, normal psychological function, and normal energy metabolism.
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Think Dry January
Christmas isn’t Christmas without its bounty of Buck’s fizz, eggnog, and mulled wine. But the festive season can leave you hankering for a break from the booze. Enter Dry January – going a whole month tipple-free. Improved mood, sleep, and skin are just some of the reasons people embark on this hiatus. Once January is over, try to keep the Dry January momentum going and think about reducing your overall alcohol intake. Why not consider…
Milk Thistle is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms associated with occasional overindulgence of food and drink.
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Did you know?
After the initial dopamine high from 1-2 drinks, continual drinking gives way to the less pleasant effects of alcohol: dehydration, confusion, and clumsiness.
Take self-care seriously
After the stress, overwhelm, and uncertainty of 2020, we all need to prioritise self-care this year. Taking more time for yourself isn’t self-indulgent; it’s the ultimate act of kindness for your wellbeing and long-term happiness. Self-care doesn’t have to be extravagant. Enjoying an extra hour in bed, taking walks in nature, practising daily mediation, or deleting social media apps all contribute to good self-care. Why not consider…
Epsom salts are rich in natural minerals, which may help relax the body when added to warm bathwater.
Commit to moving in a way that excites you
Committing to exercise in the New Year doesn’t mean slogging away on a treadmill (unless that’s your ‘thing’, of course). Perhaps it’s a high-energy Zumba class, a five-a-side football match, or a friendly game of tennis that inspires you to move? Find a form of exercise that you love and commit to getting sweaty three to four times a week. Why not consider…
Sour Cherry Juice
Sour cherry juice has become a go-to for scores of sportspeople, many of whom use it for recovery after exercise.
If you overindulged this Christmas, consider clocking more shut-eye. Besides supporting all areas of your biology, quality sleep is critically important for regulating your hunger cues. One night of poor sleep increases the hunger-signalling hormone, ghrelin, and decreases the satiety-signalling hormone, leptin, making the last of the New Year’s pudding all the most appealing. Why not consider…
Valerian is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances and mild anxiety.