We have crossed the halfway mark for 2022, it is a good time to sit down and assess goals set at the beginning of the year as well as create new ones.
As the saying 'new year, new me' makes us set a plan for the next 12 months, the half-year mark also provides an excellent opportunity to look at all your aspirations and make changes in a positive direction.
In many scenarios, the goal that gets forgotten and abandoned from the new year is working on your health and fitness journey, but it does not mean they cannot be rebooted.
Here are some simple steps to follow for a health reset to help push your body on the right path, by taking the necessary steps to feel like the best version of yourself.
Reset your water intake: Throughout the week, when we are busy and consumed by daily tasks, drinking water fades into the background. Drinking the right amount helps clear your skin as well as gets rid of all the toxins in the body, and based on your body weight, the right amount should be consumed. The best way to stay motivated to drink water is to take a bottle of water wherever you go as well as set constant reminders to remind you to drink water. Dubai has also launched the Dubai Can initiative to stop the use of single-use plastic bottles and also serves as a reminder to fill up your bottle and up your water intake.
Reset your sleep cycle: Sleep is one of the major contributors to feeling good, and being well rested helps you go through the day without feeling groggy and exhausted. Oversleeping and not getting enough sleep leads to feeling tired and every night, at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep should be the target, with 8 hours of sleep being the ideal goal.
Reset your diet: What you eat daily contributes to how you feel. When you eat oily and fatty dishes, you end up feeling bloated and overfull. Incorporating a balanced diet with the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fats helps in giving you the right nutrients to feel your best as well as keeps you full and light.
Reset your workout plan: If you are trying to get in shape, then working out can help in toning up. Although it may seem like an easy task to add to your daily routine, it can get difficult to stick to a fixed plan. The best way to work out is to find a sport or activity that you enjoy, which will keep you motivated. If you like trying new activities, visiting different classes will keep your workouts interesting. For people new to exercising, the best way to begin is by making sure to complete a 15-minute workout and slowly building on that.
Reset your stress: Stress is a common reaction to mental and emotional pressure and over time takes a toll on your mental health and wellbeing. Finding a way to manage stress is key, as a calm mind helps increase focus and will not put a damper on your mood, helping you stay motivated to complete your daily tasks. Finding activities is personal to each person and can range from meditating, journaling or even going for a walk. When you feel like your stress levels are peaking, try an activity that works to clear your mind and give you clarity.
As we live in a fast-paced world, it is extremely important to make your health a top priority and give yourself the space and time to learn what does and does not work for you.
Every individual is different, so finding your balance is key, and a health reset is one step to help you find your health journey to live your best life yet.