How to Up Your Wellness Game in January
Wellness is holistic. It's not just about eating right or moving more, it's also thinking about the wellbeing of the planet. Below we have pulled together 5 simple and do-able ideas that will help you have a healthy new year.
Get creative with food scraps and leftovers
In the Netherlands we throw away around 34kg of food waste a year. Why not see if you can reduce that number in 2022? Here are 30 clever ways to use food scraps. We especially love this idea for how to use strawberry tops to make a salad vinaigrette! And why not make a WhatsApp group with your neighbours so you can swap leftovers to limit waste?
Focus on fun fitness
Joyful movement is a trend and it's so simple. Instead of dragging yourself to the gym for a forced workout, change your perspective of exercise. Make it fun! Whether that's booking a dance class or breakdancing class or trying bouldering - do movement that you really, truly enjoy and it won't feel like exercise.
Go plant-based one day a week
We all know that the meat and dairy industry causes a strain on the earth. We're not here to judge anyone's choices - the team at The Beauty Editor range from meat-eaters to vegans - but if you'd like to lower your consumption why not try a plant-based day a week. Extra bonus points if you can make it a plant-based, processed-food free day too! Here are 31 plant-based recipes ideas to try.
Pimp your water for ultimate hydration
Hydration is key to everything from increased energy, boosted digestion and clearer skin. But we know that not everyone enjoys drinking H20. The best way to up your intake is to pimp your water. You can add anything from blueberries, strawberry or basil to lemon juices, orange slices or kiwi. Experiment with different concoctions.
Take it to the extreme (temperature-wise)
More and more studies show that being cold, in a controlled way, can boost everything from immunity and calorie burn to energy levels and happiness. Why not start by turning your shower cold for the last 15 seconds and working up to a minute. Or, if you want to take it to the next level, head to a cryo chamber like Freezlab in Amsterdam?