Do you ever feel unmotivated, stuck in a rutt or just plain lazy? If you have, here are 10 tips to help motivate yourself live a healthy lifestyle!
1. Find Your Motivation
Exercising can be boring. Admit it. It can get real tedious and discouraging, especially when you don’t see results. You can overcome this being inspired motiviation. Find your motivation by being very clear about what you want to achieve. And why. Imagining what achieving your goal will feel like. What would it allow you to do? Why do you want it? This doesn’t only apply to exercise but to everything you do! Finding the motivation to do something is key to consistency, and will make achieving your healthy lifestyle goals a lot easier.
2. Focus, Focus, Focus
Enhance your focus by completely closing out any distractions from the outside by taking the time to concentrate on the present moment and being actively aware of your surroundings and feelings.
3. Change Your Routine
Changing up your routine is just as important as having a routine. At the same time, doing something over and over again can get boring and monotonous. Changing up your routine is a effective way to avoid getting bored, and to keep your body guessing. Variety is vital to exercise and living a healthy lifestyle.
4. Set Goals
Start off small and secure, setting easy and reachable goals for yourself. As time goes on, increase the difficulty of achieving each following goal. As you see progress you’ll find your dedication increases. Remember – Rome wasn’t built in a day!
5. Make It Fun
No matter what you do, it’s important have fun. After all, having fun is not only enjoyable, it is also good for you! If you feel you’re starting to get bored or reluctant to work, try to make up new ways on how to complete tasks. Not only will it boost commitment, it will also increase your creativity!
6. Make Physical Activity Part of Your Daily Routine
Instead of going to work by bus, try walking, or riding your bicycle! Adding physical activity to your dailty routine will increase your stamina and physical strength. There is good evidence vigorous activity can bring health benefits over and above that of moderate activity. A rule of thumb is that one minute of vigorous activity provides the same health benefits as two minutes of moderate activity.
7. Put It on Paper
What’s the point of creating a routine in your head and then forgetting about it? Write everything you plan to do down on paper! Doing so provides a sense of structure and direction, and will make it much easier for you to keep track of things!
8. Join Forces with Friends, Neighbours or Others
You probably aren’t the only one trying to make a healthy change. Find some buddies and go for it together! It will feel great by having their support and encouragement, and you’re bound to have more fun along the way.
9. Reward Yourself
After a day of hard work and exercise, it’s a good idea to reward yourself. Do something you like, eat something you shouldn’t (in moderation). Make yourself feel great about what you did!
10. Be Flexible
You don’t have to follow a strict routine all the time. Keep yourself flexible by changing up the game! Be open to new ideas and ways of exercising. Try some new things that are supposedly good for your healthy but that you otherwise wouldn’t. Open yourself up to even more healthy activities!
Milton Keynes welcomes new Next Beauty and Home concept store
We may have leaked some news a few weeks ago but it is now official. Fashion retailer NEXT has announced the expansion of its beauty business with the exciting news of four new ‘Beauty & Home’ stores. Milton Keynes and three other UK locations will welcome the new Next Beauty and Home concept stores. Milton Keynes’ very own Next Beauty and Home store will open its doors on Friday 2nd October, in the former Debenhams store at intu Milton Keynes Shopping Centre.
Next Beauty and Home
As well as selling clothing and home furnishing, NEXT currently sells over 250 beauty brands on next.co.uk. Following on from a successful online collaboration of Fabled by Marie Claire, which launched Beauty on next.co.uk in October 2018, Next has been interested in expanding the brand into the beauty world.
The aim of the new concept stores is to create a premium retail environment for beauty products, to complement the offer NEXT already carries online. Alongside this, NEXT’s well-loved Home and Lingerie collections will also be available within the new stores; which will further expand the lifestyle offer available to Next customers in Buckinghamshire.
The Milton Keynes Store will stock premium brands including; Armani Beauty, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Clarins, Clinique, Estee Lauder, GHD, Lancome, MAC, Origins, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and YSL. The store will also offer a range of premium beauty services in-store.
Simon Wolfson, NEXT’s Chief Executive said: “This is an exciting opportunity to work with existing and new beauty brand partners to create a new force in beauty retailing – bringing our Online business to life through premium store environments in some of the UK’s most important retail locations.”
Next – A High Street innovator
British clothing retailer Next is used to launching new concepts. After opening its first Next Store in 1982, Next launched ‘Next for Men‘ in 1984. One year later saw the launch of their first home interiors range. 1987 brought the birth of NEXT childrenswear. 1988 was the launch of NEXT Directory – the brand’s innovative new concept for in-home shopping. Next has always been an innovator and the launch of Next Beauty and Home could be the much needed retail therapy we need in these testing times.
Where can I find Next Beauty and Home?
The new Next Beauty and Home Milton Keynes store will be located at Intu, Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, 38 Midsummer Blvd Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA. Opening hours for Next Beauty and Home Milton Keynes will be shared when available. intu Milton Keynes Shopping Centre is currently in the process of rebranding.
*NEXT is working with its Retail teams and brand partners to open the stores with social distancing guidelines and procedures that are safe for customers and colleagues.
Smile with a free teeth whitening makeover from Church Road Dental
Welwyn Garden City’s Church Road Dental are giving our lucky readers the chance to win a dazzling free teeth whitening makeover worth over £400.
What is tooth whitening ?
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change, but it may lighten the existing shade.
Deep Bleaching works by increasing the tooth’s permeability to oxygen which breaks down stain molecules. It is a combination treatment meaning that there is a 2 week home treatment followed by 1 hour visit at the dentist (optional).
Teeth are stained by the foods and drinks we consume. Smoking further stains teeth and the natural bright, white shade becomes darkened. Teeth whitening is a successful and simple method of lightening the colour of your teeth. The degree of whiteness achieved will vary from patient to patient and with the type of bleaching process chosen.
What are the benefits tooth whitening ?
One of the benefits of tooth whitened is an improvement in general self esteem, making us happier and more content.
Over time our teeth may become discoloured by certain foods that we eat, drinking coffee or red wine, smoking, and how well we brush and floss. Whitening can help by producing a younger looking effect. If we’re not embarrassed by or conscious of our teeth, we smile naturally and confidently. Smiling has been shown to improve mood by triggering the production of endorphins.
Dental professionals have noticed that patients who’ve had their teeth whitened tend to show an improvement in their oral health care routine. Experiencing the advantages of whiter teeth often leads us to take good care when brushing, flossing, and seeing our dentist for professional cleanings. Since good oral health can improve your overall health and prevent many diseases, this is by far the most important reason to consider teeth whitening.
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Next replaces closed Debenhams at intu Watford & intu Milton Keynes
Fashion retailer Next have announced they will be opening a new beauty store in the former Debenhams units in intu Watford and intu Milton Keynes.
Called ‘The Beauty Hall from Next’, the new concept store will open in units formerly occupied by Debenhams in both intu Watford and intu Milton Keynes. Next currently sells more than 200 beauty brands, including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Benefit, Elemis, Burberry, By Terry, Rituals, on its website, Next.co.uk, and additionally premium brands such as Bobbi Brown, YSL, Lancôme and Nars on sister site Fabled.com, which it bought from Ocado last year.
Many retailers are looking at ways to enter the lucrative beauty industry which is estimated to be £30 billion this year alone. The recent lockdown saw a rise in the demand for beauty products as beauticians and make-up artists downed tools.
Next already had plans to launch the new concept stores in five former Debenhams locations: the Bullring in Birmingham, The Oracle in Reading, Highcross in Leicester, Silverburn in Glasgow and Centrale in Croydon.
Next said it recognised the opportunity to develop an extensive premium beauty business after a successful online collaboration with Fabled by Marie Claire, which launched beauty on the retailer’s ecommerce site in October 2018.
More information on potential opening dates and more to come.