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Well-being tips to kick off 2022

It’s 2022 and many people are looking to set a new year's resolution that will improve their health and wellness.

We have a few simple yet effective tips to help you start off the year on the right foot!

  • Drink water, water, water. Water is soooo important as the basis of all healthy living. It kickstarts your metabolism, helps the body remove toxins and has so many other benefits.

  • Go to bed 10 minutes earlier. Just 10 minutes. In this way, by the end of the week, you will have an extra 70 minutes of sleep. By the end of the year, if you keep this up, you will have added 60 hours of extra sleep!

  • Add 10 minutes of exercise to your day. Do you exercise already? If you do, try adding 10 minutes to your routine. If you do not exercise, aim to do 10 minutes of exercise a day.

  • Move. During your working day, aim to stand up more often, or take a quick walk around the office or a stretch break. Even if you do exercise, spending long hours stuck in front of a computer monitor can be bad for your health so do try to add some activity throughout your day.

  • Each day, try eating one extra serving of fruit or vegetables. You’d be surprised how easy it is do this if you actually think of it.

  • Spend at least 5 minutes walking during your lunch break. Whether you walk up and down the stairs in your office or round the block, this will give you a life-giving time-out from your desk to relieve stress and will help you be more active.

  • Spend time with family and friends. You’d be surprised what an incredible stress-buster this can be – enjoy the company of your loved ones, laughing and relaxing with them is a surefire way to increase your well-being.

  • Count your blessings. Do appreciate all that you have and the important people in your life as this will make you focus on the priorities in life and give you a more positive outlook.

  • Walk tall. Whether you are walking or sitting, it is important to avoid slouching as this can damage your back. So tuck your tummy in tight and keep your head up!

  • Avoid sweet treats and salty snacks – you can go for a fruit or a handful of nuts or sultanas instead and still satisfy that craving for something to nibble.

  • Brush your teeth regularly. Make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day and also add regular flossing to your routine to get those sparklies shining.

  • Control your portions. Size does matter when we are considering portion size – it is important to limit the size of your portions for healthy eating and weight management.

  • Blitz those kitchen cupboards from the remains of holiday food. The chances are that there are still quite an amount of goodies lurking in your cupboards after the Christmas period. This is unnecessary temptation and we recommend that you reorganise your kitchen so that healthy foods are at eye level and in front of other foods that are less healthy. You may even have to give away any foods that are too tempting. Clear your counter of unhealthy treats and place a bowl of fresh fruit, nuts and other healthy snacks instead.

  • Allocate time to one stress-relieving activity per day. Whatever it is that helps you relax, make sure that you do make the time for it each day. For example, you may dedicate time to listen to one great music track that you love per day – and dance to it too to get yourself moving!

  • Set up an appointment for that annual medical check up. Whatever your age, you should organise an age-appropriate preventive examination. Have you been putting off an eye test or a dental appointment? What about your regular physical examination? Or is it not so regular? Don’t put it off any longer and just get down to it.

  • Be disciplined with your money – don’t wait till the end of the month to see what you have left over. Instead, transfer money to your savings account when you get paid. An easy way to do this is to set up a standing order or direct debit that comes out every month just after you get paid.

  • Work on your work-life balance You cannot ever finish all your work today, so make sure that you do keep a balance between your work and your home life and leave work at a reasonable hour. And make sure that you keep a separation between the two so that one does not infringe on the quality time of the other.

  • Avoid work burnout. Take regular breaks throughout the day as often as you can and avoid stretching your working day and your working week. Do plan regular holidays as these are essential to help you regenerate yourself. And do switch off when you are away from work – unplug and avoid checking emails so that you can truly unwind.

The secret to achieving real improvements is to aim low, do not try to change your life upside down, just try out some incremental improvements in your habits and lifestyle and you will see how you will be on the road to a better you.

Are you feeling healthy? At Clinipath Medical Laboratories, we recommend annual medical and blood screening to ensure that you can maintain your quality of life.

If you would like information contact us today on +356 21221355, +356 9985 2404 or send an email on

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