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How to start your new year the healthy way!

There’s no time like a fresh new year to get into that healthy mindset you’ve been promising yourself!

So, now the festivities are over we think it’s a great time to get down to business. From exercise, healthy eating and quite simply relaxing, why not make 2022 the year you meet the best version of you!

Just follow our guide to healthy living for lots of tips and tricks to get the new year started the best way you can.

  • Sandra - copywriter
  • 6min read
How to start your new year the healthy way!

A healthy kitchen!

We all know that looking after both physical and mental health is key for healthy living. And, the way we eat affects both of these things. When you eat well, your body works better and this in turn, makes you feel better about yourself.

So, why not get in the kitchen and start 2022 with some yummy, healthy meals. Yes, you can have delicious meals that are good for you, too!

We have all the kitchen essentials you need to whip up those tasty meals!

Top tip – By doing some meal prep and using storage containers you won’t have to spend the week worried about getting the cooking done!

Here’s our handy list of kitchen must-haves:

Let’s get physical!

Healthy eating is a great start but combine it with some regular exercise and you’ll really start to feel the benefit!

We think getting out and doing some exercise is definitely the way forward. If you choose something that you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick at it.

Exercise can be as intense or as simple as you want to make it, and if you haven’t exercised for a while, do check with your GP first. From walking the dog to climbing a mountain, there are endless possibilities for you to get active!

You can try:

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Running
  • Going to the gym
  • At home workouts
  • Sports (football, tennis, golf)

Stay hydrated

Drinking water is another way to stay healthy and feeling good about yourself! There are so many benefits to keeping hydrated.

Did you know...? We should be drinking 6 to 8 cups or glasses of fluid a day!

Top tip: keep a reusable water bottle with you during the day and top it up when needed. Our double wall bottles keep drinks cold for 24 hours – that’s a little win!’

We have plenty of water bottles to help kickstart your hydration. You can also use a water filter for the best quality drinking water.

Get plenty of rest

Your health will benefit if you can get a good night’s sleep and having a routine of going to bed and getting up at reasonable times is super important to help with that. As well as keeping to the same time of going to bed and getting up, it’s also important to be comfortable with your surroundings. It helps if you have a nice comfy bed, and we think lots of cosy bits and bobs to make you feel calm will lead you to a good restful sleep.

Cosy-up in the bedroom with:

Look after yourself with ‘me time’

A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body and these days no-one is going to argue with that! Making sure you're feeling calm, relaxed and as looked after as possible is super important to healthy living. We suggest taking time out of your day for a bit of self-care and to pamper yourself and do the things that make you feel good. Even if you’re super busy, (let’s face it, we all are) you’ll benefit from putting aside part of your day to do the things that make your brain happy. Whether it’s a soak in the bath, a walk with the family or face masks in front of the telly, do what helps you unwind.

Here’s a few suggestions:

For more tips on how to start your 2022 with a healthy mindset, head over to www.wilko.com.

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