Now that we’re in 2021, many of us are thinking about the habits we can adopt and things we can do to improve our overall health and wellbeing.
The good news is that there are endless ways that you can give your health and wellbeing a boost this year and, to help you out, we’ve put together this list of 5 simple things that you can do to improve your health and wellbeing in 2021.
Think About Your Posture
Now that so many of us are working from home, making posture a priority can save us from significant pain and discomfort both now and in the future.
There are some really simple steps you can take to improve your posture when you’re working at a desk or a table, such as using a laptop stand so that you’re not bending your neck and back downwards while you work.
Standing at a desk rather than sitting is becoming an increasingly popular way to work, and for good reason. Standing at your desk has been said to make you less likely to gain weight, reduce back pain, reduce your risk of heart disease, and boost your energy levels, as well as other benefits.
Find (And Stick To) a Sleep Routine
Getting a good sleep night after night is so important for our overall health and wellbeing. However, it has been said that 35% of adults don’t get enough sleep.
There are some really effective changes that you can make to help you get a good sleep consistently, and creating and sticking to a sleep routine is one of them.
If you can, aim to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, leaving yourself between 7 and 9 hours to sleep. It might take a while to get into a good sleep routine but, when you do, you should reap the benefits.
Now more than ever, practicing good personal hygiene is paramount. However, it’s not just about the pandemic. Keeping yourself clean can boost your mood and help you make good impressions in your work and personal life.
We know how important it is to stay clean and safe, so we created scented hand sanitizers that smell so good that our customers actually want to use them, not just have to.
Our sanitizers come in the scents Original, Lavender, White Tea, and Citrus (with more scents joining the roster soon), and they’re fast-drying, they keep your skin feeling soft, and they kill 99% of bacteria.
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Get Vitamin D
Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins that we can have: it helps your immune system, helps regulate your mood, helps regulate your levels of calcium and phosphate, and helps keep your muscles, teeth and bones strong and healthy.
Depending on where in the world you live and how much time you spend outside, you may or may not be getting enough vitamin D. People are especially at risk of not getting enough vitamin D from sunlight from October to March.
Going outside and spending some time in the sunlight is one of the best ways to get vitamin D, but you can also get vitamin D from foods such as salmon, egg yolk, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and rainbow trout.
Do Monthly Fitness Challenges
Doing monthly fitness challenges can give you some extra motivation and variety in your exercise routine.
This type of fitness challenge could be anything you’d like it to be, whether that’s walking every day for a month, trying out a new sport each month, or increasing your Olympic plate weights.
Challenges like these can really help you to step up your fitness. If you don’t want to make up your own, there are plenty of ideas online that you can adopt.
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