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Healthy habits to adopt this year!

Healthy Habits to Be Happy

The New Year is now upon us and it’s the perfect time to bring about change, set yourself some goals and achievements and be in a better mindset overall. Most people have New Year’s resolutions and these can include losing weight, quitting smoking, ditching the booze or even just giving up chocolate! We’ve put together a few healthy habits that you can adopt throughout the year.


Drink more water: Take one day out of each week to make a conscious effort to drink more water, slowly you can build this up and soon enough it will be part of your healthy lifestyle. It’s recommended that we drink 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid each day and there are plenty of health benefits associated with drinking water. By drinking the recommended amount of water you can stay energised, look after your kidneys, control your calorie intake and much more! Here we look at further health benefits of staying hydrated.

Eat a balanced diet and avoid fad diets: Fad diets are only really designed to keep weight off in the short term and not the long term. Eating a balanced and varied diet can be key to helping you lose weight and be healthy. You shouldn’t starve yourself from certain foods as your body needs a range of nutrients to perform at a healthy and happy rate. Incorporating a healthy diet into your lifestyle can even help improve your mood and boost your energy and immune system. We’ve put together a guide which focuses on maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.


Make some financial goals: This year could be your year to save! It might be that you want to save up for a deposit on a house, buy a new car, get married or even go on a lovely family holiday. Whatever your goal is, you should write it down and each time you look at it remember why you want to achieve it.

Free up an afternoon and take some time to really look at your finances. Doing this at the beginning of the year can really help you achieve your financial goals as you can compare your incomings to your spending habits. Take a look at the things you can try to cut back on, perhaps you overspend on takeaways or buy lunch at work each day, try looking at other alternatives. Sorting out your finances can also be great for your mental health as it can help relieve stress, reduce depression and make you feel happier. Take a look at for further advice and tips when it comes to your finances.


Plan your time: Organising your time is a great habit to adopt this year and can really help you out! From remembering when the kids have football practice to putting the bins out (the one we all forget), planning ahead can be great for the whole family! Keep a list of important things happening each week and things to remember, then stick the list to your fridge so that the whole family can benefit. Being more organised can even help boost your productivity, improve your relationships, help you sleep better and can help you feel happier and relaxed.

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Another healthy habit you can adopt this year is to take charge of your health and give your family peace of mind. Here at General & Medical Healthcare we have designed Private Health Insurance policies to suit all needs and budgets, you’ll also benefit from access to our Health and Wellbeing Support Services. Get your free quote online today or you can call us on 0800 980 4601.

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