Entering a new year can bring about a desire for change. Take this as an opportunity to improve on something you could be better at. For many of us, it’s our health. The battle to be healthy can be a constant struggle, from finding the motivation to go the gym to eating more balanced meals. However, if you commit to a few simple yet effective changes, it can make a big difference to your overall health. So, here are 5 healthy changes you can make in 2019:

 

 

Try a New Gym Class

 

Going to the gym a few times a week can be a huge ask for those in full time work. Instead, why not try a new weekly gym class? That way you’re guaranteed exercise at least once a week. You’ll find that this steadily improves your fitness, which will encourage you to spend more time in the gym anyway! Whether it’s a HIIT training course or classic bums’n’tums, trying a new gym class can be an amazing change to make in 2019.

 

 

Drink Less Caffeine

 

For many, caffeine is a big part of their daily routine. It’s often the go-to drink first thing in the morning to make them feel energised and alert for the day ahead. However, too much caffeine can be detrimental to your health. It can cause a number of problems including: digestive issues, insomnia and anxiety. Try to reduce your caffeine intake slowly, as sudden withdrawal can lead to issues such as dizziness and drowsiness.

 

 

Start Practicing Yoga

 

Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we end up neglecting our mental wellbeing. This can take a toll over time leading to various mental problems. Many people often combine yoga with meditation, making time to clear the mind while also keeping the body in shape. To try and help ease the mind, start practicing yoga for at least 15 minutes per day. Not only can this help you to relax, but it can also provide physical benefits such as toned muscles.

 

 

Change Career

 

If you’re feeling like your current career isn’t providing you with fulfilment, then switch! Switching careers could be the healthiest change you make all year. Whether it’s always been your dream to become a personal trainer and gain a level 3 personal trainer diploma or a primary school teacher, start looking into ways you can change to a new career. It’s important to consider the viability of your new career. For example, though you may love the idea of going freelance, you should think about how can make money from it and if it will be enough to support you.

 

 

Cut Down on Alcohol Consumption

 

It can be easy to fall into the habit of binge drinking if you go out with friends or colleagues after work and at the weekend. However, regularly drinking can be bad for your health, not to mention the after effects aren’t desirable! A hangover, headaches and drowsiness can all be unwanted results of overconsumption of alcohol. Moreover, alcohol can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.

 

Get Off to a Good Start

Start your year the right way with positive healthy changes that will impact your life. Improve your mental and physical health for the better by committing to at least 3 of these changes. Whether you want a change of direction in career or to curb your increasing coffee addiction, small steps can lead to a big difference.