It’s 2023, and a lot of people are setting fitness goals for the year ahead or thinking about how they can stay healthy as work and routine resumes.
These health and wellness businesses from across Parnell are sharing their top tips to stay well in Parnell this year.
1. Avoid injury while exercising
Wanting to achieve your health goals for 2023 without injury? Here are some top tips from Sports Physio NZ! When you’re exercising, gradually increase the intensity of your exercises, making sure you listen to your body in the process. Combine this with healthy eating and sleeping, and you’ll be set for success!
2. Check in with a health professional
Sometimes, your body needs a little check-in with a health professional. The team at VIP Health recommend chiropractic care to improve your performance in exercise and work, enhance your memory and comprehension, and manage fatigue and stress. Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to schedule yourself in for a checkup?
3. Slow down and relax
Is the pressure of work and life already taking a toll on your breathing, muscle tension, and sleep? Top Notch Bodyworks suggests making 2023 the year that you give yourself permission to do something that takes you into a calm and relaxing state which is essential for your nervous system, away from the dangers of chronic fatigue.
4. Add strength training to your routine
If you’re adding strength training to your 2023 goals, here’s some advice from K-Fit Lab! Strength training doesn’t have to be barbells—you could also do calisthenics, bodyweight exercises, or weights machines. As we age, we start to lose muscle. It’s so important to keep the body strong to future-proof your muscles and joints.
5. Prioritise healthy sleep
Improve your health this year with this advice from Unity Osteopathy about healthy sleep! You may argue that you can “get by” on 5-6 hours’ sleep per night, but only 2% of the population are genetic ‘short sleepers’. If you are stressed and anxious, this is more likely to explain staying awake too late and waking up too early.
For those wanting to improve both the quantity and quality of sleep, try orthopedically-designed pillows or sleep support supplements.
6. Keep it simple
Don’t over complicate your training/exercise/movement—that’s The Exercise Room‘s top fitness tip for 2023. The basics work; It’s not about finding an over complicated workout from social media and trying to replicate it. Learn to move well and move often—sometimes your body just needs something simple yet effective!
7. Find exercise that you enjoy
If you struggle with feeling unmotivated about exercise, Auckland Physiotherapy suggests finding a movement practice you love. Exercise should be enjoyable and make you feel good. There are so many options so if you haven’t found what works for you, go and explore in 2023!