Our healthy January challenge will ease you into a healthier 2021, one small step at a time.
It’s tempting to jump into the New Year with a long list of ambitious goals. But how many times have you made the same old resolutions, only to find yourself feeling overwhelmed or demotivated a few days in? We’ve all been there! This New Year, scrap those guilt-inducing resolutions and aim for small, positive lifestyle tweaks and changes instead. Our healthy January challenge is a great way to ease into a healthy 2021 and discover a few new healthy habits to focus on for the year ahead.
Purition once a day, plus a daily micro-change from our healthy advent calendar.
What? Micro-changes are tiny tweaks you can make on a daily or weekly basis, from food, to mindset, to movement. The result? Accumulated better health, diet & lifestyle, without even feeling like you’re changing all that much.
How? Throughout January, enjoy Purition for one of your daily meals and open a new door on the healthy January advent calendar below. Try your best to complete the small daily challenge found within, or just use it as a source of inspiration and focus on one, two or a few that you feel you’d get the most from.
Why? Because we know that small, simple and realistic micro-changes to your diet and lifestyle are the easiest to sustain.
Have a no-alcohol day
Enjoy a brighter mood, improved sleep and energy levels
Go for a walk
A brisk walk will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated
Download the HeadSpace app
Try a stress-relieving 5-minute breathing exercise
Try meat-free Monday
It’s a great way to reduce your weekly meat intake
Fill half your plate with veggies
They’re nutrient-dense, but low in calories
Swap unhealthy snacks for nuts
Did you know that one brazil nut a day provides the daily RDI of Selenium?
Hold a plank for as long as you can
Planking is great for core strength & posture – try it whilst watching TV!
Spend an hour or so in the fresh air
Take your hour’s exercise to the local park or beach today
Unplug & disconnect
Switch off your device, even if it’s only for a few hours
Play cards or do a puzzle
Turn off the TV and get stuck into a good old jigsaw
Boost your hydration
Aim to drink a couple of extra glasses of water today
Stock up on leafy greens
Try kale, spinach, beans… something you haven’t had for a while
Try a home workout
YouTube is a great place to get started
Have a kitchen disco tonight!
While you’re cooking, put on some music and have a good boogie
Walk instead of driving
If you can, ditch the car for short journeys and walk instead
Have an early night
Start the week right by getting an extra hour or so of sleep
Set a goal… or 2!
Write down something you’d like to achieve this week and stick it on the wall
Swap 1 coffee or tea for green tea
This simple swap is packed with good-for-you antioxidants!
Call a friend or family member
Catch-up with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while
Try eating your 2 or 3 meals inside an 8 hour window
Ditch caffeine after 2pm
A build up of coffee could be affecting your sleep, so stick to morning brews today
Get your steps in
If you can, challenge yourself to 5 or 10k steps
Turn off screens by 9pm
Read a book or listen to a podcast instead
Write a weekly to-do list
Declutter your brain by jotting down your biggest priorities
Buy a vegetable you wouldn’t normally buy
Veg variety is just as important as veg quantity
Have a sugar free day
Cut out sugary snacks & drinks, plus refined carbs like bread & pasta
Do something creative for relaxation
It’s a really great way to switch off and focus on something else
Have some ‘me’ time
Whether it’s a bath, your favourite film or a lie-in, take an hour or two for yourself
Cook from scratch today
Avoid processed food today and fill up on delicious, natural whole foods instead
Plan your meals for the week ahead
Give meal planning a go—it could save you time and money
When the January challenge comes to an end, we hope that you’ll embrace a few of your favourite micro-changes and make them a part of your daily routine. Micro-changes make the perfect foundation for a positive, achievable healthy lifestyle change that you can stick to long-term.