5 bad habits to quit this year

January is almost through, so how are you going with those New Year’s resolutions? If the answer is not so great, then let us help make kicking those bad habits a little easier.

Ditch the complex or unrealistic goals and go for simpler ones instead that will become a way of life.

Here are five bad habits you should say farewell to over the next year – your body will thank you!

Making excuses

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It’s all too easy to hit that snooze button because it’s too dark, too cold or just too damned early. Or to skip a workout because you’re just too tired or busy.

But you’ll never get the results you want if you stumble at the first hurdle. Think about how much you want to achieve your goal and then stop getting in your own way.

Get a PT, or a gym buddy, sign up for an event – whatever it takes!

Eating processed food

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It’s probably easier to think if this the other way around – just eat real food.

That means natural, seasonal produce, without a bunch of junk added in. Make the veggie aisle at the supermarket your new hangout. If you’re a meat-eater, ditch the snags and bacon. Bye bye breakfast cereals. You get the drift.

Staying up too late

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Put those devices down, switch off the TV and get yourself to bed. Sleep deprivation has been associated with a number of conditions – several of which are pretty serious.

You’ll also get better results from your workouts if you’re getting a decent amount of shut-eye.

Check out these sleep tips.

Big benders

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There are studies out there which say that a glass of two of wine each night can actually have a positive effect on your health.

But overdo-ing it is a bad idea. Why? Alcohol has been shown to have a number of negative consequences when consumed to excess.

If getting fit is your plan for 2018, then you need to cut the boozing pronto.

Working too hard

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Stress from over-working can also have a detrimental effect on your health and fitness. Not to mention that spending too many hours at a desk can also lead to poor posture and a number of aches and pains.

However, trying to achieve a work-life balance is easier said than done. But if you feel like you are burning out, act swiftly.

How are your new year’s resolutions going?

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Journo turned fitness professional, passionate about helping people to live a healthier and happier life! A long way from London, I now call Sydney home.

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