Wellness professional Simone Thomas has spoken about the importance of setting realistic New Year wellness goals in the January issue of Living Magazines.

In the latest edition Simone, of Simone Thomas Wellbeing, says realistic goals are an important part of transforming your life.

These are some of the topics covered by Simone.

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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; 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.

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.

Positive Lifestyle Changes: Small Steps, Big Impact

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.

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

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. Practice mindful breathing during moments of tension or as a regular part of your day to promote overall well-being.

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Simone added: "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."