You worked hard in 2012, so it’s normal to reward yourself during the holiday season. But what’s the best way to cope if you’re entering the New Year with a few extra pounds to show for it? Luckily, the month of January is when many of us find ourselves with extra motivation to start fresh with healthy routines. You can start the year off right by hitting the re-set button on mind and body.
FRESHEN UP YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE
Light exercise before meals can act as an appetite suppressant. Schedule a brisk walk, a session on the workout ball, or a moment with an exercise tape before dinner, and you might find you want to eat less.
Try walking up 30 minutes early to get in a daily exercise session. Create a small area in your home that includes a piece of workout equipment or some hand weights. Use those extra morning moments to start your day off with a calorie deficit.
Take walk breaks instead of coffee breaks, or form a lunchtime walking group. Use your 15 minutes to walk up and down a flight of stairs, walk around the block or perform some rejuvenating Yoga poses such as downward dog forward bend.
START THE YEAR RIGHT WITH NUTRITIONAL CLEANSING
A Nutritional Cleansing program such as Forever Living’s Clean 9 can help you recovery after a period of heavy eating. Start the Clean 9 program today and you’ll have a jump-start to a new you in 2013.
You can use Clean 9 as a way to get back to healthy calorie levels and to purge the body of excess chemicals and fat. You’ll feel extra motivation to continue a healthy diet into the new year.
RE-TRAIN THE BRAIN
Researchers have explored the health benefits of optimism and found that positive thinking can have effects such as decreased stress, greater resistance to catching colds, improved health, a sense of well-being, better coping skills and a longer lifespan.
Negative thoughts can have the opposite effects. When our thoughts are mostly positive, we reap the benefits of positive thinking. When thoughts are mostly negative, we can became depressed, suffer from low self-esteem, have trouble controlling our diets and become stuck in bad mood cycles.
So welcome your body and mind into the New Year with improved exercise routines, positive thinking techniques, and Clean 9 – a nutritional cleanse that will help your body recover from holiday excess. Next thing you know, 2013 will be the best year yet!