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Make 2024 your best year ever

New Year’s eve is more than just a date in the calendar,  it’s a magical celebration that turns towns and cities into brilliant wonderlands of happiness and hope. Imagine the scene on New Year’s Eve, as the clock strikes midnight, the sound of Big Ben’s famous chimes reverberates throughout London, heralding the official start of a new year.

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, however most are forgotten by mid January. So let’s try to forget our promises to eat less chocolate or to run a marathon by the end of the year. Let’s make it real. Here are our top tips to make 2024 year best year ever.

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Stop procrastinating and take action

Procrastinating is often confused with laziness. Procrastinating is actually an act of ignoring something that makes you feel unpleasant, which can often lead you to feel guilt and shame. Don’t worry if you feel like you’re procrastinating, most people are on the same page as you according to a survey shown by Proactivity Lab. Here are the top ways on how you can stop  procrastinating naturally and getting on with your life.

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  • For starters, keep it simple and start small. Breaking down larger tasks into smaller pieces can help you complete a task without even realising it. It’s a small change, but it has a massive impact over time.
  • Another simple yet effective way to stop procrastination is making a plan. It can be as simple as making a list for your grocery shopping, so you don’t forget to add things to your shopping basket.
  • We all get distracted, and dealing with distractions is another way you can set yourself free from the trap of procrastination. Have you thought about changing your environment? Think about switching off the TV, social media, texting gaming and loud music. Create a calm and productive environment and you will soon realise that you are calm and productive yourself.
  • Lastly, think about reality when you don’t procrastinate. Enjoy the satisfaction of completing your tasks and having an amazing feeling that you have been productive for the day.

Different ways of being healthy

Being healthy is something that is important to all of us and usually one of our top New Year’s resolutions. The greatest wealth is your health and keeping healthy is the top way we can be our best selves in the New Year. Diet and exercise are the most comprehensive ways in which we can positively affect our health. Doing more exercise or even going for a short walk every day has huge health benefits. But diet also plays an important role.

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Healthy eating for life

The Mediterranean diet is famous around the world for being packed with fruits, vegetables and healthy fats such as olive oil. Adapting a Mediterranean style diet can help you to lose weight, keep healthy and fill you with energy. Try incorporating these foods in your diet.

The power of olives – did you know olives are packed with healthy fats and antioxidants? Research has proven the power of the humble olive. Their anti-inflammatory effects and fibre content are also fantastic for hearts health. Aim to eat 10 medium olives a day as part of your salad, snack or food.

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Sundried tomatoes – are an antioxidant Powerhouse. Sundried tomatoes are a potent source of antioxidants that combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Studies show that regular consumption of lycopene-rich foods like sundried tomatoes may lower LDL cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. And they are delicious too. Add them to your food or salad or even try them in a sandwich. They bring a rich sweetness to any food.

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Garlic – has long been associated with health benefits – from curing a cold to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Garlic contains vitamins C and B6, manganese and selenium, but it’s a chemical called allicin, a type of antioxidant, which is thought to be responsible for its positive effects.

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Healthy snacking for life

We love to snack in the UK. A cup of tea with a biscuit here, a coffee and a chocolate there. The average person has 2.8 snacks a day, but have you considered what you are snacking on and what that is doing to your health? Healthy snacking is not just good for you but it’s delicious too. Here are so me healthy snack ideas to inspire you for the new year.

Swap your biscuit for a few dried apricotsapricots are a nutritious powerhouse! Packed with antioxidants for general health, fibre for a satisfied stomach, and vitamin A for glowing skin, these small orange marvels are a snack that’s as tasty as they are healthy.

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Dark chocolate coffee beans are also a tasty tag team. They’re healthy in plant chemicals called flavanols and provide a caffeine kick that is bound to get you feeling alert. Dark chocolate has been shown to fight off free radicals, boosts your mood, and provide energy when you’re feeling sluggish during the day. So, savour the sweet and bold goodness of these delicious snacks.

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Raw nut heroes – from cashew nuts to almonds and walnuts. Raw nuts are surprisingly full of heart-protective monounsaturated fats, which are crucial for maintaining a healthy cholesterol balance. They’re an excellent source of fibre, protein, and vital minerals like zinc and magnesium. Additionally, the antioxidants in raw nuts support general health. Nuts do have lots of healthy fat in them, so try to limit your intake to a closed handful a day so that you are not eating lots of additional calories.

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Achieve your life goals

We all feel wonderful when we achieve our life goals. This New Year set yourself small, achievable goals that you’ve been wanting to complete for a long time. statistics show that 24% of adults aged 30-39 years old still don’t have their driving license.

Get out into the fresh air

Going for a walk is more than just putting one foot in front of the other. It’s a ticket to improved wellbeing, a happier mood, and a refreshed spirit. Taking a leisurely walk along well-known streets or discovering unfamiliar routes has a mystical ability to dispel mental clutter and provide a respite from the daily grind. Walking is a chance to reset your mind, whether it’s the fresh air in your lungs or the rhythm of your footsteps.

All you need is yourself and some comfy shoes for this self-care moment. So think about going for a walk outside when the world seems a little too much or you just want a change of scenery. Your body, mind, and soul will appreciate it.

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Take advantage of your opportunities

Whether that’s changing your job and working more from home, or travelling the world and experiencing new cultures and foods. Take advantage of the opportunities that are offered to you or take action and create new opportunities for yourself.

As we are about to embark on a new chapter, we are excited about the experiences and opportunities that 2024 will bring. We at Medfood would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy new year full of progress, prosperity, and successful times together.

We appreciate your contribution to our journey. Let’s continue to achieve greatness together in the upcoming year!

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