New Year, New You

Happy New Year!


We hope you all had a nice Christmas and are ready for whatever 2014 brings.


It's very easy to get caught up in the wave of New Year's resolutions. Each year they seem to pile up and get more frustrating, time consuming and impossible to stick to so this year we have come up with a few simple, free resolutions for a healthier and happier life.


1. Drink more water.


Getting your eight glasses a day will ensure your bodies working correctly leaving you feeling energised, happier and less fuzzy headed. In fact there are so many health benefits to drinking more water we couldn’t possible fit them all in so if you are interested read on www.europeanhydrationinstitute.org/hydration.html


If you are just not a water person, try a squeeze of lemon or make up some ice tea from good quality herbal tea bags for an interesting twist.


2. Get more fresh air.


Getting more fresh air seems too easy so most people brush it off. Sea air which is full of negative ions and mineral rich aerosol can improve health conditions such as asthma and skin allergies as well as increasing your oxygen uptake and raising your mood. If you can’t get to the sea don’t despair, a hike up a hill or a few minutes in the sun first thing in the morning will also bring great benefits. For a list of great ways to include more fresh air in your life try this...www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/fresh-air-can-help-your-brain


3. Get more sleep.


Getting enough sleep can be a luxury in this day and age. Even though most people know the benefits of a good night sleep such as more energy and better concentration, it is a thing that they are willing to let slip. To make sleep higher on your agenda try making a personal bedtime ritual such as a enjoying good quality hot chocolate, a soothing bath or maybe some simple stretches. If your bed still isn’t calling out to you try making it more appealing by treating yourself to 100% organic cotton sheets and spraying them with some of your favourite scented ZUM mists.


We hope this helps set you on the road to health in 2014.


Sources: www.europeanhydrationinstitute.org, www.prevention.com and www.readersdigest.ca