We all resolve to make changes in January. Each year, we endeavour to generally take better care of ourselves and our families by resorting to giving up smoking, trying to lose weight, or signing up to a gym membership. We all start out with great intentions to live a more balanced, healthy life. However the big mistake that most of us tend to make is that we try to go it alone to conquer our New Year's resolutions. At this stage of the month, 50% of you will already have given up or abandoned your resolutions, according to statistics. Getting help does not necessarily have to mean expensive therapies, consultations, books or classes. You can simply walk into a health or contact the online team via e-mail or phone and ask for advice. This advice is free and you are under no obligation to purchase.
Health stores such as Evergreen are not interested in selling you fad diets or products, they are here to support you by offering the exact advice that you need to achieve your goals. When our first physical store opened in 1992, health foods and supplements weren't even on the radar for most of us. Now, 22 years on, we all have at least some form of health food or supplement sitting in our kitchen press.
Top Health Tips
Our advice for this year is to take responsibility for your own health. It is a widely recognised fact that those who take responsibility for their health and well-being are the people who live longer and enjoy more productive lives. Our top tips at Evergreen.ie for improving your overall health and well-being in 2014 are:
- Define healthy for yourself. What exact does "healthy" mean for you? It offers a different meaning for everyone so you need to simply decide for yourself what you want to achieve in 2014.
o Take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself if you think that you are living a healthy life. If not, look at simple ways to improve your habits. Seek advice from health stores on how we can help you.
- Keep a daily food log for one week. You may be shocked at how much junk or processed food that you really eat. Search through our selection of food and drink to find healthier alternatives to the foods that you are currently eating.
- Start taking responsibility for your health problems. Do not leave everything in the hands of your doctor - they can only do so much for you. Ask in store or via an online query about simple dietary or lifestyle changes that you could make which might help to improve your health this year.