Posted on: 9 December, 2019

5 ways to live a healthier lifestyle in 2020

As we age, physical restrictions can cause a loss of confidence to change our routines; but, there are simple, small adjustments you can make to become a healthier version of yourself in 2020.

It’s important to try and live a healthier lifestyle, no matter our age. As we approach the end of a year, it’s common for feelings of exhaustion to surface – and as we get ready to welcome in the next one, there’s no better time to reconsider your lifestyle choices.


As we age, physical restrictions can cause a loss of confidence to change our routines; but, there are simple, small adjustments you can make to become a healthier version of yourself.

Practise mindful eating

It’s not just what you eat that’s important; how you eat matters, too. Many of us have fallen into the unhealthy habit of eating in front of the TV, forgetting the importance of savouring flavours and textures. To combat overeating and lack of appreciation, it’s important to try to eat mindfully, actively focusing our attention on the food we’re eating. Turn off the TV, and take the time to notice the flavours, whilst making sure to eat slowly.


Mindfulness, as a general practice, has been shown to have profound benefits to our mental health – reducing feelings of anxiety, whilst boosting feelings of calmness and gratitude.

Join a new club

Unlike our innate need for food and water, the importance of regular social interaction is not always at the forefront of our minds. However, loneliness can come to those who abstain from social situations – ultimately leading to negative thoughts and unhealthy habits.


As part of your new year lifestyle changes, try joining a new club or community centre. Whether or not you wish to engage in a new activity, exposing yourself to the company of others offers you the invaluable opportunity to make new friends.

Drink more water

It sounds simple, but many of us fail to drink as much water as we should – particularly now that we’re easily distracted by modern day habits and behaviours. As an average, though, adults should drink around two litres of water per day – which equals at around eight tall glasses. Not only does adequate water intake keep us hydrated, it also helps to flush away body waste and form a protective layer around internal tissues.

Stay active

Having restricted physical mobility can make it difficult to summon the confidence to engage in exercise. However, being active doesn’t always have to involve putting strain and pressure on the body. Even if you simply embark on a daily walk or engage in some yoga stretches, you’ll still be working to boost your blood circulation and your overall mood. If you’re struggling to get started, try going for a short walk to begin with, and slowly work your way up to achieving your desired goal.

Opt for supportive footwear

Our feet probably take the most strain and pressure throughout our lives; yet it’s probably the area of our body that we give the least attention. As you get older, it’s important to take good care of your feet to help prevent injuries. This way, you’ll retain your independence for longer and you’ll be able to continue doing the activities you enjoy. One of the best ways you can do this is by investing in high-quality, supportive footwear.


Making small lifestyle changes don’t have to put strain on your physical health or finances, and over time, they can make a huge difference to your overall health.

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