We all make grand promises to ourselves at New Year, so why do so few of us keep those promises? In most cases, the problem is that we’re just too ambitious. Changing your diet and lifestyle to improve your health is not about losing a stone in a month on the latest American diet craze, or joining an expensive gym on an intensive programme. It’s about making small but sustainable changes that you can maintain long term; small changes that can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. You could call them New You Resolutions.
There so many easy wins available – such as dropping the sugar from your coffee, dropping the carbs, such as rice or pasta, from a couple of meals a week, and increasing your overall intake of fruit and veg – that are so much simpler than trying to follow some complex diet plan that deprives you of all your favourite foods. You may not lose a stone in a month, but as these changes become the norm, you’ll start to consistently lose weight over a sustained period – and without all the effort and heartache that goes with ‘being on a diet’.
The same is true for exercise. You don’t need to join a gym or buy expensive fitness equipment; you can introduce a little more exercise into your routine naturally, almost without trying. For example, walking round to the shops instead of getting the car out, or taking the stairs at work instead of the lift. These small changes soon become habit, and are much easier than motivating yourself to hit the gym after work on a cold, dark night. What’s more, you’ll be surprised how quickly those habits start to make a difference to how fit and healthy you begin to feel.
As ARCH therapists, we don’t do ’quick fix solutions’, nor do we promote colon hydrotherapy for weight loss. However, what you will find in your therapist is a real person who understands the best ways to make healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle. Your ARCH therapist is there to support you with real life advice, based on what has worked for thousands of our clients, just like you.
Better still, you’ll get a real kick start to the new you with the clean, fresh, energised feeling that comes from having a treatment.
So if your New Year’s resolutions didn’t work out, don’t beat yourself up. Make some New You Resolutions instead. Book a treatment today and talk some sense on health and wellbeing with your local ARCH registered therapist. Click here to find healthy help near your.