5 ways to keep your healthy resolutions

20 April 2017 by
First published: 18 January 2016

You may have set them but that doesn’t mean you can stick to them, so here are 5 ways to keep your healthy resolutions.

We set resolutions to motivate ourselves and to break bad habits, but to do this we must start by changing the way we think. Instead of telling ourselves what we can’t have or do, we need to make healthy, conscious decisions on a daily basis that will impact in our life in a positive way.

Here are five top tips for a healthy and happy new you:

Set a daily ‘intention’ 

By setting an ‘intention’ each morning when you wake up, you are constantly reminding yourself of what you want to achieve, so you’re one step closer to achieving it.

Eat a nutritious breakfast

By taking this simple step you’ll be more likely to eat healthy meals throughout the day, as you won’t be as tempted to reach for sugary and fatty foods.

Try a new activity each week

With the health and fitness scene booming and boutique fitness studios on every corner, why not try something new and get fit at the same time? Ever wanted to rumba in Zumba or HIIT a personal best? Now is the time to do it! Invite a friend or two and make it a weekly sweat date.

Snack smarter

When trying to eat healthily our biggest downfall is usually snacking on the wrong foods. So ditch the office sweets and cakes and set yourself up for success. Fill your bag, office drawer and lunchbox with food that will fuel and fill you up, such as nuts or a protein bar.

Buddy up

Why not ask a friend to be your health buddy, so they can keep you on track when you start to slip up? And if you do fall off the wagon, don’t worry that all your hard work has not gone to waste. Just set your intention the next day when you wake up and have a wonderful day and new year.