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Five healthy habits worth starting this month

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After the past two years, it’s never been more important to take care of your wellbeing and embrace a healthier lifestyle. But just like a new year resolution where less than one-quarter of us accomplish them, achieving our health goals can be more of a struggle than we admit. Fortunately, there are ways we can start practising healthier living without making drastic changes to our lifestyle.

 

Our friends at iPRO have put together a few simple habits worth adopting this month.

 

 

Get More Vitamins

 

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that the body needs to properly function. A strong immune system comes from good nutrition, which depends on the food you put in your body. Sometimes, we don’t always eat the foods our immune system needs, which is why prioritising healthier foods like lean meats, leafy greens, and healthy whole grains is important. Drinking a vitamin-rich beverage such as iPRO Hydrate is a delicious way to get extra nutrients by increasing your vitamin intake.

 

 

Swap Caffeinated Drinks for Hydration Drinks

 

Caffeine is a natural psychoactive ingredient typically found in fizzy drinks or a freshly-brewed cup of coffee. The substance is known for its stimulating and attentiveness-promoting effects which, when drank in the evening, can affect your sleep pattern. Caffeine withdrawal can cause major effects, leaving you feeling irritable, foggy, and struggling to concentrate. Therefore, it’s important to cut the caffeine gradually. iPRO Hydrate is a caffeine-free fruity flavoured hydration drink supplemented with healthful ingredients.

 

 

Prioritise Your Sleep Schedule

 

A good night’s rest is essential to your physical and mental health. Despite its significance, over half of people in the UK (53%) admit to being deprived of quality sleep, with a fifth (20%) feeling tired or exhausted throughout the day (source: Bed SOS). Start with some minor changes and work towards healthier sleep habits to get a better night’s sleep. Monitor your caffeine and alcohol intake at night, refrain from eating too close to bedtime, and disconnect from electronic devices to give your mind space to relax.

 

 

Cut Down on Alcohol 

 

After an arduous workday, it’s tempting to pour yourself a glass (or two) of vino to unwind. But one glass of alcohol can do more damage than you might believe. Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it can disrupt the balance of neurotransmitters in your brain, affecting your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. Too much alcohol can also advance dehydration, particularly when you’re not pacing yourself with enough water. Keep a refreshing bottle of iPRO Hydrate in the fridge to accompany your dinner instead. The refreshing taste and added electrolytes will revitalise your mood and rehydrate your body.

 

 

Give Your Mind Time-Out

 

A healthy mind equals a happy mind, playing a huge role in how you function daily. Life is full of ups and downs, challenges and new experiences that can affect how we think, feel and act. Enforcing a mental break on yourself is essential when you’re feeling overloaded and struggling with stress. For just one afternoon, shut away your electronic devices and take a stroll in nature. Be aware of the present by focusing on your sensations, feelings and thoughts. Give yourself this mental cleanse once a week to shape a strong and healthy mind in the long haul.

 

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Five healthy habits worth starting this month

After the past two years, it’s never been more important to take care of your wellbeing and embrace a healthier lifestyle. But just like a new year resolution where less than one-quarter of us accomplish them, achieving our health goals can be more of a struggle than we admit. Fortunately, there are ways we can…