Last year, my health resolution was to go to bed by 10pm every night, and I wasn’t successful 100% of the time (obviously). But by and large, I kept to it and reaped the health benefits of sleeping early – from a better complexion to not needing any sort of caffeine or sugar boost to get me through my day. This year, building on the habit I’ve formed in 2017, I also want to incorporate more ‘nature time’ into each week. But it’s terribly easy to say “I’ll go for nature walks every weekend” or “I’m going to hit the gym 5 times a week” and eventually realize that the initial enthusiasm doesn’t last very long.
This is why most gyms are pretty empty by February:
The reason I want to head out more often is simply, to get fresh air and to take myself away from digital devices. The latter is possible because I’m not one of those crazy people who continue texting WHILE cycling.
It’s so dangerous, guys!
To help me keep to my New Year’s Resolution, I’m incorporating a ‘reward‘… that already exists. 😉 Before I go for a meal I know I’ll enjoy (such as a buffet, or a chili crab dinner), I’ll head out for a run, jog or even just a brisk-walking session.
I’ve recently gone for a 40-minute walk before enjoying the curry chicken dinner my Mom cooked, and repeated that another time before a dinner with steamed crabs. 😀 Because there’s a “reward” after the brisk-walking session (as if fresh air and great views aren’t enough), it’s easier to keep to this New Year’s Resolution. In fact, I think I’ll have no trouble keeping to it the whole of 2018. Feel free to check in with me at the end of the year!
Also, I’ve asked 4 other women, who run various businesses, to share with me their health-related New Year’s Resolutions. So watch this quick video I’ve put together for you:
As Eugenia (co-founder of hafbox) mentioned in the video, we get exposed to blue light when we use our computers and other digital devices. And yet most of us have trouble reducing our usage of these devices, possibly because our work demands that we face these screens for many hours a day. *You can even track your screen time on your mobile phone by downloading a free app – my friend found that he uses his handphone up to 12 hours a day! To find out how blue light harms our eyes, read this blogpost I’ve uploaded previously.
You can combat the harmful effects of blue light by getting enough lutein in your diet, from foods such as kale, brussel sprouts, asparagus, and dark green leafy vegetables. If you’re not getting enough lutein from food, then supplements would really help.
Since participating in the 10-Day Challenge with BRAND’S Lutein Essence, my friends and I have found that we’ve taken more ‘eye breaks’ from screens, incorporated more lutein-rich foods in our diet and spent more time outdoors. This has helped our eyes feel less tired and less dry. And it’s really convenient to just drink one bottle of the lutein essence a day.
So here’s a gift for you to kickstart a healthy 2018: A promo code for BRAND’s Lutein Essence, so you can give your eye health a boost this year. Go ahead and share it with your loved ones too!
This code is valid only till 31st March 2018. So, hurry and get S$3 off your purchase of BRAND’S Lutein Essence from Lazada.