If you’re getting ready to join the Yours Fit Mind 50 challenge and try something new, make sure you’ve got the right support around to make the most of every moment.
It’s an exciting prospect preparing for a totally new challenge: all those new people to meet, new experiences to be had and those great feelings of achievement and better mood to look forward to as you get out of your routine and try new things. But as with any challenge, it’s really important to have our minds and bodies ready to embrace what’s to come so that we’re going into it with the very best of attitudes.
Handily, there are plenty of simple but really effective ways to get prepared and armed with the right frame of mind to dive right into the challenge and squeeze every drop of fun out of it.
Time to sleep easy
We all know we’re not at our best when we’ve had a poor night’s sleep. And that means we’re less likely to want to push ourselves into new situations or try new things when we’re feeling sleepy and groggy. There are obviously lots of things that affect our sleep but it’s important to check out one of the most common sleep-stealers – an unsupportive or old bed. This can be a major factor in leaving you tossing and turning all night as it can exacerbate existing aches and pains as well as breathing difficulties, swollen ankles and acid reflux.
To help solve the problem, it may be time to consider changing to an adjustable bed that gives your body all the support it needs to be able to happily drift into the land of nod. HSL’s range of adjustable beds also gives the option to sit up, lay flat, raise your legs or flex your knees to get the perfect sleeping position for you so that you wake up feeling great and ready to embrace new challenges.
When you think about improving your wellbeing so you’re ready for a new challenge you might think about having your five-a-day or exercising regularly. But an often-overlooked way of making ourselves feel better is to think about the way you sit. Good posture has been shown to improve our physical health, making us feel stronger and fitter, which can in turn improve our mental health and how we feel. And for the 8 in 10 people in the UK who are affected by back pain*, finding good posture in your day is even more important in helping manage symptoms
One of the best ways to improve posture is to think about the furniture we sit on. We all have a ‘comfort posture’ we resort to that feels comfy when we relax in a chair but if the furniture isn’t supportive this could do us more harm than good. HSL’s range of chairs and sofas have been specially designed to ensure key areas of the body such as the back, hips, legs, neck, shoulders, head and arms receive the correct levels of support, to improve your posture and give constant comfort, making them the ideal place to relax in after a hard day trying lots of new things.
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