Get back into the swing of things – Slimatone

Get back into the swing of things

By Hampton Pharmaceuticals

Get back into the swing of things

It’s the New Year and you are trying to get back into the swing of things, but nothing seems to be going according to plan.

Its already the second month of 2017 and you feel like you are just following the same pattern as last year. None of the ‘New year’s resolutions’ have been met. How do you shake things up and reach the goals that you want to achieve?

To start, you need to set some goals. These goals must be realistic and attainable, they should be challenging but not impossible to achieve.  The point of setting goals is to ensure you reach them. There is no point in a setting goals that are not reachable as this will only add to feelings of disappointment.

The first step in goal setting is to identify appropriate goal and write them down, These goals need to be specific and to the point. Set deadlines for each of your goals, this way you will feel accountable and it will encourage you to reach them by the set date.

Identify your strengths and weaknesses, decide which aspects you would like to improve and set some of the goals based on achieving those changes. For example if one of your weaknesses if negativity, you want to become more positive, find at least one thing every day that you are grateful for.

If exercising more and getting fit and healthy is one of your goals for this year, try and set an exercise program for yourself that will accommodate your busy schedule.

The American association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise in order to stay healthy. Start of easy and build your way up, try jogging, swimming of find a sport that you are passionate about; this will make it easier to achieve your fitness goals.

Exercise not only helps you physically but mentally as well, it has tremendous benefits for the overall well-being of a person. During physical activity the brain produces chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin, all with many other beneficial chemicals and hormones.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is synthesised from the amino acid, tyrosine. Dopamine assists in the releasing feelings of positivity and a positive overall well-being, and it improves your long-term memory.

Serotonin is also a neurotransmitter produced by the brain, it aids in an increase in social behaviour, encouraging you to become more social. It decreases negative aspects such as anger, hostility and depression.

Included in your exercise and healthy living goals should be meal preparation. As a busy mother and business women it can be very difficult to do a meal preparation each week, but organising all three meals for the day can actually help save some time. You don’t need gourmet meals in order to eat “clean”, they can be simple and easy.

Meal preparation will help prevent those ‘on the go’ quick meals such as fast food. Some healthier options are fish or chicken, some vegetables such as broccoli, spinach or gem squash, accompanied by a baked potato.

Snacks for the day can also be easy to prepare, instead of grabbing a packet of chips in the shops rather pack yourself some healthy snacks such as nuts, cucumber strips, carrots, cherries, fresh popcorn or some yogurt. These are the perfect snack if you are sitting in the office or if you are stuck in the car on the way to fetch the kids.

Although it can be difficult to set goals and stick to them, preparation is key! Not only will goal setting help with time management, it will also help with your overall well-being. The satisfaction of achieving your goals will make it all worth it in the end.

Slimatone offers a wide variety of products that can assist in the attainment of your goals and help you accomplish a better, healthier lifestyle. Whether it is a product that aids in helping with your workout routine, something to help you relax and sleep better or just a mineral and vitamin support, Slimatone has the best solution for you!