Kick start your 2019 with these wellbeing buys
The Christmas break has long been over and nearly 2 weeks into the New Year, many of us will already have broken those New Year’s resolutions.
So we’re here with some ideas to give you fresh impetus and enthusiasm for staying healthy for not just the rest of January, but the rest of 2019!
Healthy Eating Books
Diet is one of the best ways to kick start better health and wellbeing and healthy eating books provide inspiration and ideas. British chef Tom Kerridge’s book Fresh Start is currently the best selling cookery book on Amazon and features over 100 recipes that are designed show you that cooking amazing meals really isn’t as difficult as you might think.
If you prefer a bit of science behind your diet, The Fast 800 by Dr Michael Mosley is based around the 5:2 diet. Featuring diet plans including low carb, Mediterranean style recipes, The Fast 100 claims to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars.
Veganism is one of the fastest growing diet and lifestyle trends. The Plant Based Cookbook by Deliciously Ella is the fastest selling vegan cookbook of all time. Featuring over 100 tried-and-tested recipes for every day, using simple, plant based ingredients, this vegan cookbook is a must-have for long-time vegans and those simply looking to incorporate more vegan cookery into their lives.
One easy way of upping your intake of fruit and veg is blending them into delicious smoothies. If you want to give it a go without having splash out too much, the Nutribullet Magic Mixer & Food Processor has a 10,000 RPM speed combined with specially designed bullet Cross Blade blends, chops, mixes, whips, dices and grinds – so you can prepare quick, healthy and delicious snacks and meals in seconds.
The NutriBullet Pro 900 Series 9 piece kit is a step up, with 50% more power than the original NutriBullet. Boasting 25,000 RPM, the machine’s extractor blades and cyclonic action generate the power to extract even more goodness from your ingredients and contribute to a smoother drinking experience too.
Whilst the majority of forms of exercise necessitate leaving the house, yoga and Pilates can easily be done in the comfort of your own home and with minimum investment. Get hold of the basics in the form of this yoga blocks starter kit and yoga mat.
Getting out for a good walk is great for clearing your mind, whilst also providing a form of exercise. This Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack has a large capacity and is fully waterproof, so you can take everything you might need to enjoy your day out. Investing in a good pair of walking boots will keep your feet warm and dry in any weather. If you plan on heading off the beaten track, a GPS such as this Garmin handheld eTrex 10 is well worth a look.
Taking the time to relax with hobbies that help you unwind is one sure fire way to improve your wellbeing. Colouring books became huge a couple of years ago and are still a great idea for those with an artistic streak. If gardening is more up your street then this set of personalised garden tools is a lovely treat to get those green fingers to work.