If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to live a healthier life this year, then take a look at our round-up of top health habits for 2023.
It will inspire you to continue the year as you started — living your best and healthiest life.
Read on for our seven top healthy habits to take you through the year.
1. Try “exercise snacks”
Official guidelines say that adults should do 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate activity or 1.25 to 2.5 hours of vigorous activity a week.
But if you’re busy and/or not used to exercising, finding the time to do this can feel daunting.
So why not try “exercise snacks”? This means breaking down your required daily exercise time into two short bursts of 15 minutes a day.
There are lots of activities you can try, which can be built into your everyday routine. Examples of moderate exercise include:
- Brisk walking
- Riding your bike
- Mowing the lawn
- Playing golf
2. Have a social media spring clean
Good health is as much about emotional well-being as physical fitness. One way to achieve this is by having a spring clean of your social media feed.
Ask yourself if the content you’re viewing is contributing to your life positively. If the answer is no, hit the unfollow button.
You can also set boundaries for social media use. This could be limiting your time on social media to a set amount of time per day. Or it could be switching off your phone an hour before bedtime to help you get a restful night’s sleep.
3. Support workplace wellness
Wellness at work is fast becoming one of the top health habits of our time.
Employers are starting to recognise the value of a healthy workforce. This in turn leads to better productivity and retention rates.
So if you’re a manager, consider offering a wellness programme at work. It could include exercise classes during lunch breaks, relaxation areas for employees or guidance on managing stress… the sky’s the limit!
4. Change your mealtimes
If you’re watching your weight, then consider shifting the timing of your breakfast and dinner.
A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Sciences (1) found that delaying your breakfast by 90 minutes and having dinner 90 minutes late helped reduce body fat. This in turn helps reduce the risk of obesity and getting some diseases.
Although the study was limited, it revealed useful information on how making small changes can benefit your health.
5. Learn a new skill
Learning a new skill like a musical instrument, a foreign language or a sport is a great way to reset your brain.
As well as giving you motivation and confidence, it can help you develop a more positive mindset and reduce worries like fear of failure.
If you choose a group activity, it can also be a good way to meet new people and make connections.
6. Include superfoods in your diet
Superfoods are those that have high nutritional content and can benefit your health in many ways.
Some of the most talked-about include:
- Acai berries, packed with healthy fats, antioxidants and fibre
- Almonds, which can help lower cholesterol and contain minerals like calcium and iron
- Berries, including strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, are all packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre
- Garlic, which helps reduce blood pressure and supports your immune system
- Turmeric, which has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect
By including one or two superfoods into your everyday diet, you can reap their rewards with little effort.
7. Keep a health survival kit
Carrying a survival kit with you while you go about your everyday tasks helps you protect your health and gives you peace of mind.
To keep your environment clean, pack disinfectant wipes to kill germs on frequently touched surfaces like desktops and door handles.
Hand sanitiser will help keep your hands germ-free in between handwashing. And keep face masks in your kit too so you can wear one if you visit crowded areas.
All these items will help protect you from infection, which is one of the best ways to keep healthy.
Here’s to a healthy 2023!
It’s good to know that only a few small changes can add up to a healthy year ahead.
That’s exactly what we’re about here at FeverMates. We believe in helping our customers get proactive about their health so they can live their best life.
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You’ll find products to help prevent disease like hand sanitiser and wipes and others to help you manage minor illnesses like thermometers.
With first-class customer service and fast delivery throughout Australia, you’ll find keeping good health habits is an easy goal for 2023!
1. Antoni R, Robertson T, Robertson M, Johnstone J. ‘A pilot feasibility study exploring the effects of a moderate time-restricted feeding intervention on energy intake, adiposity and metabolic physiology in free-living human subjects,’ Journal of Nutritional Science, Volume 7, 2018, e22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jns.2018.13.