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Take Control of Your Health this January

Take Control of Your Health this January

January marks the beginning of a fresh chapter, offering an opportunity to reset and make positive choices for a healthier lifestyle.

At John Bell & Croyden, we understand the importance of holistic well-being, and this month, we're here to guide you on your journey to #TakeControlOfYourHealth. Taking control of your health is essential to live a healthy and happy life, and small steps today can still add up to big changes in your life. With numerous avenues to explore, you might be wondering, how do you begin to put this into practice?

Prioritise your Skin Health this Winter

The colder months often bring with them a host of skin issues, including dryness, dullness, and irritation. The good news is that combating these concerns can be controlled.

One of the most fundamental but often overlooked aspects of winter skincare is hydration. Cold air and indoor heating can sap your skin of its natural moisture, leading to that uncomfortable, dry feeling. Combat this by staying well-hydrated from the inside out and increase your water intake to keep your skin plump and hydrated, providing a solid foundation for a healthy complexion.

This winter, you can also treat your skin from the inside by nourishing it with the right nutrients. Combat the effects of the cold by staying well-hydrated and consider incorporating key nutrients into your diet, such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and zinc. A well-balanced diet not only benefits your overall health but also contributes to a radiant complexion.

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Supplement picks to nourish your skin health

You can try some of the following supplements to incorporate into your daily routine and provide your body with a solid foundation for healthy skin.

Vida Glow Anti-G-Ox Berry

A daily antioxidant supplement that defends at a cellular level against three root causes of premature ageing.

Nutriburst - Nutri Greens

A blend of 22 fruits, vegetables, herbs and mushrooms, combined with essential vitamins for daily health.

Codex Labs - Shaant Skin De-Stress

A daily powder to balance anti-inflammatory, plant-based actives with metabolism and hormone-supporting supplement.

Udo's Choice - Ultimate Oil Blend 3,6,9

A natural source of vegan unprocessed, undamaged Omega 3, 6 and 9 that supports optimum health.

Nutrition for Balanced Mood

As we navigate through life's daily challenges, maintaining a balanced mood is essential for overall wellbeing. The food we consume plays a pivotal role in influencing our emotional state and energy levels.  

This connection between what we eat and how we feel is undeniable. Refined carbohydrates and high-sugar foods might provide a temporary energy boost, but they can lead to mood swings and crashes. More complex carbohydrates release energy slowly, providing a stable source of fuel for both body and mind. By reducing your intake of refined sugars, you can avoid the rollercoaster of mood fluctuations and cultivate a more balanced emotional state.

Also, while a cup of coffee can offer a quick pick-me-up, excessive caffeine consumption can contribute to anxiety and disrupt sleep patterns, impacting mood stability. Consider swapping your regular coffee for calming herbal teas. These alternatives not only provide a soothing ritual but also help in reducing overall caffeine intake and promoting a more steady and serene state of mind.

Sometimes, our bodies need an extra boost of essential nutrients to maintain optimal functioning. Incorporating supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B complex, and magnesium can support mood regulation and sustained energy levels.

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Supplement picks to support a balanced mood

By opting for whole foods, swapping caffeine for herbal teas, and incorporating mood-supporting supplements, you empower yourself to navigate life's challenges with resilience and positivity. A well-nourished body is key in pursuing of a balanced and contented life.

JERMS Daily Gut

An all-in-one gut powder with probiotics and prebiotic fibre, digestive enzymes and organic superfoods and vitamins.

Well.Actually. Vitamin B Complex

Works synergistically to boost Vitamin B levels in the body, optimising its energy and mental performance.

Napiers the Herbalists Adaptogen Tea   

A blend of herbs used to support the adrenals. Helps the body cope with stress and promotes balance.

Natroceutics Magnesium Trace Mineral   

Magnesium is an essential mineral for optimal health, involved in most major metabolic processes, playing a crucial role in over 300 enzyme reactions.

Fitness for Life: Move, Thrive, and Flourish

Exercise isn’t just a temporary fix, but a cornerstone for a healthier, happier life. This year, prioritise moving your body, and watch as the benefits ripple through every aspect of your existence.

Regular physical activity helps balance hormones that control hunger, making it an effective tool for weight management. When it's a consistent part of your routine, you empower yourself to make healthier food choices and maintain a more stable relationship with food.

Exercise is also a natural mood enhancer, releasing endorphins that act as the body's feel-good chemicals. Starting the day with a workout or incorporating physical activity into your routine can significantly boost your mood and overall sense of wellbeing.

Additionally, regular exercise promotes better sleep quality, helping you achieve restorative rest that is essential for physical and mental recovery. A well-rested body and mind are better equipped to face life's challenges with resilience and vigour.

It’s a powerful, preventive measure against a range of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, strengthening the cardiovascular system, boosting immune function, and improving overall metabolic health. By investing in your fitness today, you are actively shaping a healthier future!

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Your step closer to healthier lifestyle

Whether it's a brisk walk, a yoga session, or a high-intensity workout, find an activity that brings you joy and suits your lifestyle. Remember, the journey to a healthier you starts with a single step, and each step is a testament to your dedication to living a life of vitality and fulfillment. Discover some products to get you moving in your journey to

Beurer AS80 Activity Tracker   

This activity sensor continuously records physical activity and monitors the quality of sleep.

Tenscare Sports Tens 2

Your trustworthy muscle stimulator in toning up and getting in shape. Also relieves pain from sports injuries.

The MAD Group Safety Resistance Trainer - Level 3/Strong

Second strongest Fitness-Mad Safety Resistance Trainer.

The MAD Group 45cm Foam Roller  

Rolling on a foam roller helps to improve blood circulation throughout your skin, fascia, muscles and even tendons and ligaments.