As we approach the dawn of a new year, many of us are eager to embrace a fresh start and embark on a journey to a healthier, happier version of ourselves. Setting realistic wellness goals is a pivotal step in this transformative process. As the founder of Simone Thomas Wellness, an award-winning international supplement brand and a recognised health and wellness expert, I am excited to guide you through a holistic approach to goal-setting that encompasses physical activity, balanced nutrition, positive lifestyle changes, proper sleep, the right supplements, laughter, and the simple act of mindful breathing.
So keep on reading to find out more and the next steps for planning your new year.
Physical Activity: Find Your Fitness Bliss
The key to making physical activity a sustainable part of your routine is to find an exercise that brings you joy. Whether it's brisk walks in the park, high-intensity interval training, or a dance class, choose activities that make you look forward to moving your body. Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, and gradually increase the duration and intensity as your fitness improves. Remember, consistency is key, so choose activities that align with your interests and lifestyle.
Balanced Nutrition: Fuel Your Body Wisely
Nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthier lifestyle. Instead of restrictive diets, focus on creating a sustainable, balanced eating plan. Prioritise whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Be mindful of portion sizes and listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues. Consider consulting with a nutritionist to tailor a plan that meets your individual needs and preferences. Remember, it's not about depriving yourself but nourishing your body for optimal well-being.
Simone Thomas Nutrition brings you monthly recipes that are organic when possible, clean living with a little bit of naughty, covering all forms of diets and needs. The recipes have been designed around the best ingredients in season, with your health and wellbeing top of mind. Take a look at our website for some delicious and nutritious meals to try this winter.
Positive Lifestyle Changes: Small Steps, Big Impact
Implementing positive lifestyle changes doesn't have to be overwhelming. Start with small, manageable steps that align with your goals. Whether it's dedicating a few minutes to mindfulness meditation each day, reducing screen time, or fostering meaningful connections with loved ones, these changes can have a profound impact on your overall well-being. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and build upon them gradually.
Quality Sleep: Prioritise Rest for Restoration
Quality sleep is often underestimated in its role in achieving optimal health. Establish a consistent sleep schedule, aiming for 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, minimise screen time before bed, and ensure your sleep environment is comfortable and conducive to rest. Quality sleep not only enhances physical recovery but also supports mental and emotional well-being.
Supplements: Bridge the Nutritional Gap
Even with a balanced diet, our bodies may need additional support to meet nutritional demands. High-quality supplements can fill these gaps and support overall health. Consider incorporating supplements like vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and a multivitamin into your routine.
Struggling to know which supplement is for you? You can shop by need on our website to help you with your wellness goals for the new year. This is where we offer our Simone Thomas Wellness product recommendations and tips to target and treat specific concerns. We've also put together a helpful guide highlighting the main ingredients and health benefits for each of the supplements along with the conditions and concerns they are designed to target.
Let’s take a quick look at a few of our favourites:BIOTIN BRILLIANCE
Vitamin B 10,000mcg, Folic Acid & Vitamin B12
Supports healthy hair, skin & nails to maintain peak condition.
Recommended to improve & maintain condition of hair, skin & nails. Combats conditions affecting the scalp i.e. dermatitis, eczema and baldness.
- Ginkgo Biloba 2000mg, Vitamin B, Folic Acid & Vitamin B12
- Enhance, repair & grow for healthy hair regrowth while improving overall health & energy levels.
- Designed to aid healthy hair regrowth in hair conditions such as Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium, illness or stress related hair loss and more.
- Type 1 Marine Collagen, Vitamin C, 18 Amino Acids
- Improves ageing skin, fights acne, Vitamin C protects against harmful UV rays, promotes & supports collagen production for plump & younger looking skin.
- For anyone looking to improve their overall skin to reveal plump, glowing skin and combat signs of ageing.
Browse our range of supplements. Each of our supplements are designed to target different areas while offering a multitude of benefits.
- Selenium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, & Spirulina
- Promotes a healthy immune system while supporting the natural detoxification in the body.
- Ideal for anyone looking to banish that sluggish feeling, boost immunity and detoxify the body.
- Contains 6 types of probiotics bacteria including bifidobacteria, lactobacillus & streptococcus PLUS FOS.
- Supports friendly bacteria levels, reduces digestive symptoms & promotes healthy, happy gut.
- Ideal for people suffering from IBD/IBS, SIBO, Crohn's Disease, Celiac or looking to improve digestion & overall gut health.
- Contains Libifem, Levagen, Actazin, Vitamin E & Vitamin D3.
- Minimises the negative effects of menopause, whilst providing the body with a source of complete protein, improving wellbeing and self-confidence.
- Ideal for anyone going through the menopause or struggling with low libido, poor digestion and joint pain.
Laughter: The Best Medicine
Laughter is a powerful tool in promoting both physical and mental health. Make room for joy and laughter in your daily life. Whether it's sharing a funny story, watching a comedy, or spending time with people who uplift your spirits, laughter releases endorphins, reduces stress, and contributes to a positive mindset.
Remember to Breathe: Mindful Moments
In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to overlook the simple act of breathing. Incorporate mindfulness into your routine by taking moments to focus on your breath. Deep, intentional breathing can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and bring a sense of calm. Practise mindful breathing during moments of tension or as a regular part of your day to promote overall well-being.
You can download your free ebook and, with the help of Simone Thomas, become the best version of you with ‘New Year, New Beginnings – Become the Best Version of You’. From managing stress, tips to improve your sleep, Simone’s favourite recipes and the best ways to stay consistent with exercise, it has everything you need to work towards a healthier life.
Kickstarting a healthier you in the new year involves setting realistic wellness goals that encompass various aspects of your life. Embrace physical activity that brings you joy, fuel your body with balanced nutrition, make positive lifestyle changes, prioritise quality sleep, consider supplements wisely, infuse laughter into your days, and remember to breathe.
By approaching your well-being holistically, you'll not only set achievable goals but also cultivate a sustainable and fulfilling lifestyle that contributes to your overall health and happiness. Here's to a vibrant and healthier you in the coming year!Visit our website