With the New Year upon us, there is no better time than the present to refresh your health and wellness regime.

Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, these four healthy habits help you on the way to achieving your optimal health and will have you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Consider a detox diet

Have you overindulged in the festivities this holiday season? Too much food and drink can have us feeling sluggish and bloated, and ultimately our bodies will not be running at their best.

A simple detox can be a great way to cleanse the system and help get you back on track.

Spend some time outdoors

Fresh air is important, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine time spent outdoors is considered to help build up our Qi or energy.

Many people also find spending time outdoors to be highly relaxing, but be mindful not to spend too much time in periods of peak UV rays.

Gradually build your exercise routine

The benefits of keeping active are highly regarded throughout Traditional Chinese Medicine, however it’s important to start out slowly.

Jumping straight into a strenuous exercise program can increase your risk of injury, and can be difficult to maintain.

Get back into a sleep pattern

Our sleep affects many areas of our health, but as we take time out from our regular routines it’s easy to fall out of our normal sleeping patterns – as many of us take the opportunity to stay out later.

Work out what is the most practical sleep period for you and set an intention to stick to it. Before long you’ll find it easier to fall asleep as well as to rise in the morning.

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