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Beat the January Blues

09.01.2020

Discover a little fitness inspiration and begin the new year with a bang. 

As the festive break fades away, it can be tough to get back to real-life. Full weeks at work, dark mornings, and rubbish weather are all enough to leave us feeling deflated. But now is the perfect time to reinvigorate your health and fitness routine. Leaving you feeling energized and healthy as we head into a brand new decade. Forget grey winter days, it’s time to add a little colour into your routine. Find my top tips for beating the January blues below.

Shake Up Your Fitness Schedule 

It can be hard to find the motivation to get up and at ’em after the festive break, but exercise is one of the best ways to boost your mental and physical health at a time of year which can feel tough for many people. A great thing to do right now is to make a resolution to try a new activity. That could be a new fitness class, a new route for your regular run, or even a new workout video online. It’s a great way to shake of that post-NY fug and get the endorphins pumping.

Embrace Veg

You may not fancy going full Veganuary (although if you do that’s great) but after a season that’s stuffed with overeating, now is the perfect time to pile more vegetables on your plate. Eating less meat is not only good for the planet, it’s also great for your gut and can give you the energy to tackle those resolutions that you have been putting off. Get chopping, try out a few new recipes, and fill your freezer with big batches of veggie chilli and stew.

Explore on Foot

Getting enough sunlight can be a real problem at this time of year – especially if you spend most of the daylight hours inside at work. Lack of vitamin D can cause a range of problems from extreme tiredness to feelings of low mood, so it’s important to get out and about when you can. That might be committing to exploring a new part of the city every day on your lunch break or hitting a countryside trail over the weekend.

Catch up on Sleep

It can be tough to catch up on the ZZZs we need with party season in full swing, so January is the perfect time for some targeted R&R. Tidy up your sleep schedule by removing screens from the bedroom and practicing some gentle exercise or mindful meditation before you get your shut-eye. You’ll be surprised how energised you feel after improving your sleep quality for just a few days.

Still not feeling the January vibes? That’s ok, it’s just one month out of twelve and we will soon be getting ready for spring. In the meantime, why not recharge your life batteries by taking on a new fitness challenge? At FitFusion PT, we are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Providing friendly, tailored advice that’s all about you. Drop us a line to find out more about how we can help. Until next week, stay amazing.