Happy New Year!
It’s back to work with a bang after the Christmas and New Year festivities. If you over indulged during the holidays, you may be feeling lethargic or sluggish. Or perhaps you’re struggling to get back into the swing of things. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to combat the excesses of Christmas, boost your energy and embark on a January detox.
Love your Liver
It’s tradition at this time of year to make resolutions aiming to improve fitness or live a healthier lifestyle. And this year there are numerous websites encouraging you to give something up for the New Year. January is the British Liver Trust’s Love your Liver month. As the liver has a lack of nerve endings, it’s difficult to know the damage we’re causing until it’s too late. By becoming alcohol free or cutting down on alcohol and fatty or sugary foods for the whole of January you give your liver a chance to recover.
Tips for a january detox to destress
- Begin with small changes that are easy to maintain, with consistency these will make a big difference!
- Remember to reward yourself with a treat. But you may need to change the notion of what is a treat. Instead of a bottle of wine or a bar of chocolate; why not treat yourself to a massage? The benefits of massage include improved concentration, more energy, improved sleep quality, increased circulation and decreased anxiety, which will all help with the transition back into work mode.
- Re-educate yourself about food. We have tons of resources on our On Site Wellbeing Co website to help you learn about carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and the importance of these nutrients in our daily diet. Take a look at our blogs Healthier Diet – 5 Simple Tips, Pack a Healthy Lunch for Work, or How to Get More Fruit and Veg in your Diet.
- Make an effort to find substitutes that will satisfy that sugar craving. Feel inspired to start a new regime, with tasty foods that that will leave you energised.
Starting a January detox doesn’t have to feel like a whole life change but taking little steps to create a healthier lifestyle will go a long way!