As the weather gets warmer, and we start to shed our winter layers there’s no better time to start thinking more seriously about your health and wellbeing. Whether you are setting fitness goals, hoping to step up your self-care routine or are just looking for ways to better deal with daily stressors, Spring is the perfect time to reset and think about what you want to do differently as we enter the warmer months to ensure you’re feeling your best.
Invest in some new athleisure
A great way to motivate yourself to get to the gym or exercise outside is investing in some new athleisure. Not only will you feel the part at your next pilates class, but it’s a great way to encourage more incidental exercise. Heading to the markets on a Saturday morning? Why not wear your new sweat set from PE Nation and walk there rather than taking the bus? Working from home? Nothing is more comfy, or will encourage you to book into that afternoon barre class more than a stylish new sports bras and leggings combo.
Recharge Leggings in Black, $89 | P.E Nation on Ground Floor
Stay hydrated all-day
From fatigue and poor brain function to weakened digestion, mild dehydration can cause a multitude of problems in the body. Drinking plenty of water can go a long way for a healthier day-to-day life, from organ function and skin health to hormone balance. The best way to ensure you’re getting your 3 Litres a day? Invest in a great water bottle that you can take with you everywhere you go. The Phillips GoZero smart UV Bottle stops all odours from bacteria, has a battery that lasts weeks before requiring a recharge and will keep your water cold all day or hot depending on your preference. On-the-go hydration has never been more simple.
Phillips GoZero Smart UV Bottle, $129 | JB Hi-Fi on Lower Ground
Set fitness goals (and enjoy working out)
Forging solid goals will help you stay consistent in the gym while reaping the mental clarity you might be seeking from exercise. While goals are key to enforcing discipline in your routine, it’s important to remember exercise doesn’t have to be boring! A gym membership that includes a variety of class formats will keep you motivated and interested, whether you're mastering balance at barre or boxing, sweating through spin or tackling a tricky circuit at HIIT. Sign up here.
Fitness First Passport, $25.99 per week with a 5-day free trial | Fitness First on Level 1.
Swap your evening glass of wine for a cup of tea
The sensation of slumping onto the couch and putting your feet up with a big glass of delicious red after a long day is one that many of us crave all too often, especially during the winter months. But while a delicious glass of wine can be a great way to unwind after a stressful day, daily alcohol consumption and excessive alcohol use can lead to an increased risk of health problems such as injuries, violence, liver diseases, and cancer. This season, instead of reaching for a glass of wine at the end of a long day, treat and reward yourself with a soothing cup of tea. Your body will thank you for it.
Chai Latte Gift Box, $45.00 | T Totaler on Ground Floor
Pick the right vitamins and supplements
Nowadays you can find supplements for anything and everything – from feeling healthier to achieving clearer skin. So begin your journey by figuring out the ingredients you need and what you're missing from your diet. Most of us can benefit from sneaking more protein into our day. A scoop of protein into your favourite smoothies and oats can assist in muscle recovery, and appetite control and relieve stomach pain post-exercise.
Emrald Labs 100% Whey Protein Banana Honey Milkshake 500g, $49.90 | Elite Supps on Lower Ground
Upgrade your office lunch
It’s all too easy for your office lunch to be a chicken schnitzel sandwich drenched in mayo. And while eating healthier can be a drag – especially during a busy work day – it doesn't have to be. Fishbowl is the fresh, healthy and quick lunch you need to get all your greens in on the go, while just enjoying some healthy and delicious food.
The O.G., $15.90 | Fishbowl on Lower Ground