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Why you shouldn’t set big New Year’s resolutions

The New Year is upon us, which means you’ve probably already set a resolution or two for 2017. So what was it this year? Lose weight; drink more water; eat healthier or exercise more? The truth is, most of us will do the same thing we always do: set some goals which will be forgotten by the end of January. The reality is that there’s no point in setting the same resolutions you’ve been setting for years on end, only to feel disappointed and down on yourself.

So why not try it a different way?

Instead of setting huge New Year’s resolutions, try to focus on a few tiny changes to make every day more positive.

Keep your snacks out of sight

Research shows that environmental factors (like leaving snacks on your office desk) can actually make you eat more. If you don’t have the visual reminder that the food is there, you probably won’t seek it out and eat it until you’re actually hungry for it.

Try meditation

Meditating for a few minutes every day has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety and boost immunity. We love the Meditation Studio app, which was featured by Apple in their “10 Best Apps of the Year” 2016. Our top tip? Start by meditating for 5 minutes before bed, we guarantee you’ll fall asleep faster!

Take a friend or make a new one!

Try a new class with a friend, and you’re more likely to commit to going each week. If you turn up regularly, there’s a good chance you’ll get chatting to someone lovely and strike up a whole new friendship. We run over 115 classes every week, so we’re sure there’s something perfect for you.

Sign up to an event

Raising money for a cause you believe in by signing up for a charity run is a great way to make a positive change. Why not try a personalised programme with one of our team? They’ll help you decide on a realistic plan you can stick to.

Swap sugar for Xylitol

The best tip for those who just can’t live without a sweet fix – Xylitol.  It’s safe for diabetics, has a similar taste profile to sugar, has 40% less calories, a low GI of 7 (Glucose is 100) and has well established dental health benefits. We’ve put together some more easy ways to cut sugar >>