After a season of indulging in caloric appetizers, sugary cocktails and way too many cookies, chances are you’re less than thrilled with the number on the scale. All of this overeating, combined with a lull in your workout regimen, can leave you feeling bloated, grumpy, and just plain gross.
Now that January is underway, you’re in a terrific position to make some resolutions that will improve your health in the New Year and beyond. If you’re ready to get back on track towards a happier, healthier you, here are five ways to make it happen in 2017.
Get in shape:
Losing weight is the top New Year’s resolution among Americans, with over a third of the population vowing to “exercise more” and “stay fit and healthy” each January. A combination of strength training and cardio will sculpt your muscles and burn fat to reveal the toned physique you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Whether you’re at the gym or sweating it out at home, don’t forget to rest in between sets. Though often overlooked, rest periods are critical to your results if you want to blast fat.
Eat more fruits and veggies:
Have you ever heard the saying, “six pack abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym?” While exercise is important to getting the toned physique you want, you won’t really see results until you start eating healthy. If you struggle with salads, you can get the nutrients you need from juices. At DTOX Republic, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be carrying Solti juices in the New Year. Solti’s 3 Day Nourishment Cleanse is a great way to kickstart healthy eating habits in 2017!
We all experience a degree of stress in our everyday lives, but too much stress can be destructive to your relationships and your health. When your cortisol levels are consistently elevated, it can interfere with your learning and memory, impact your immune function and bone density, increase your blood pressure, and even cause you to gain weight. Resolve to keep your stress levels at bay by practicing yoga or meditation, staying active, and getting enough sleep each night.
Get some quality sleep:
Most of us struggle to catch enough shuteye. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that can help. For one, try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day – even on weekends. Moving vigorously during the day, watching your caffeine intake, and taking time to relax before bed will also help. Oh, and keep your smartphone out of the bedroom. Staring at the glowing screen right before bed can seriously interrupt your sleep cycle.
Limit your alcohol consumption:
While it’s perfectly fine to have a glass of wine or two with dinner, drinking too much alcohol can have a detrimental impact on your health. In addition to feeling better in the morning (no hangovers!), limiting your alcohol consumption means you’ll have more energy throughout the day. You’ll also enjoy clearer skin, a better mood, better concentration, and a slimmer waistline. Who wouldn’t want that?
We can help jumpstart your healthy New Year’s resolution!
The hardest part about committing to a healthy New Year’s resolution is getting started. If you need some help losing those post-holiday pounds to jumpstart a healthy diet and exercise regimen in 2017, we can help. At DTOX Republic in La Jolla, we specialize in body wraps, detox, and cellulite treatments to help our clients achieve their goals of a trim, sculpted physique. And don’t forget to try out the delicious, healthy Solti juices we now carry!
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation. We’d love to help you slim down and tone up before beach season kicks into high gear. We look forward to your appointment!