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Here are some tips for self love!

How To Practice More Self Love This Year

Here are some tips for self love!

Love yourself — that’s always something that is easier said than done. Our body gets us through so much every day of our lives, it’s important to show it some love as well! Here are some tips on how you can practice more self love this year, under three main themes: nutrition, skincare and fitness.

Love Nutrition

1. More home-cooking, less eating out

Prepare home-cooked meals to make sure your body gets all the nutrients and vitamins it needs.

Opting for home-cooked meals will do good for your body and health. Besides being the cheaper option, cooking your own food gives you greater control over your nutrition. You can decide on the kinds of foods to include in your diet, as well as the way it’s prepared.

2. Eat regular meals

Have regular meals so that your body can function at peak performance.

Skipping meals for long periods of time would make you extremely hungry at some point, which may cause you to overindulge during your next meal. Furthermore, hunger pains can throw your productivity off during work. Take regular meals and avoid overeating to maximise your productivity throughout the day.

3. Cut down on binge drinking

Cut down on binge drinking.

It may seem like a fun idea during the festive season, but binge drinking leaves your body feeling nauseous, weak and tired, not to mention the headache that hits you in the morning. Perhaps this year is the perfect time to cut out the habit and get back on the road to better health.

Love Your Skin

4. Wear more sunscreen

Protect your skin from UV rays, especially in Singapore's heat.

We cannot stress how vital sunscreen is in a climate like Singapore’s. Protect yourself from skin damage by slapping on some sunscreen every time you go outdoors, even if it’s cloudy or if you’re only out in the sun for a short while.

5. Always hydrate

Make sure you get enough water, by drinking 8 glasses of water every day.

Hydration is always vital – besides nourishment for your skin, your body needs water for pretty much everything. It helps your skin keep that elasticity and youthfulness, while combating skin dryness and wrinkles.

6. Try to de-stress

Find time for your mind to relax.

Unnecessary stress can affect your skin, increasing the risk of skin ageing and the development of issues and conditions. It’s important to recognise the stressors in your life and learn how to avoid or react differently to them. Perhaps try mindful meditation, breathing training or improve your sleeping patterns to minimise stress levels.

Love Fitness

7. Think long-term, not short-term

Get moving and build your fitness for your body to feel much better.

It’s time to cut out the weight loss pills and juices, appetite suppressants and meal replacements. Start the new year with a resolution focused on long-term nutrition and fitness by combining healthy eating with regular exercise.

8. Schedule regular workouts

Make sure you have a consistent routine, so that it is easier to keep moving.

Regular physical activity can help you reduce your risk of developing conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also aids your mental function by decreasing brain aging, stress levels and improving your mood.

9. Monitor your body

Go for regular screening.

While you’re exercising regularly and eating right, do remember to constantly monitor your vitals and progress. Your body may undergo some changes as it might be still getting used to your new lifestyle.

Do consult our doctors if you notice anything unusual about your body that you’re concerned about. Apart from that, it’s also important to schedule yearly health screenings to keep track on your body’s health status. To book a home-based health screening, click here and choose from our range of packages.

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