If making resolutions in January, only to abandon them come February, sounds all too familiar – you’re not alone. In fact, by the time the second week of February arrives, 80 per cent of us abandon our resolutions.
In recognizing the challenges of sticking to New Year’s goals, Pharmasave’s Parksville Natural Health Consultant Cindy Walker created Health Hive – a platform that focuses on building healthy, sustainable habits. Each month targets a unique theme, and provides participants with valuable health tips and information, interactive challenges, bonus Pharmasave Rewards points, exclusive store discounts, prizes, and more. In fact, just for signing up, participants receive an additional 800 bonus Pharmasave Rewards points!
Simple steps for long-term change
Because making changes can be intimidating, Walker shares the importance of committing to one simple change at a time, incorporating one new habit daily for a sustained amount of time.
Health Challenge No. 1
The first Health Hive Wellness Challenge begins today and is all about hydration!
“Working on a simple change, like hydrating properly, helps us to build a strong, healthy foundation to ensure that any further health changes made, like adding vitamins or supplements to your daily routine, are working optimally for you,” Walker explains.
Here are some hydration fast facts:
- The human body is composed of 70 to 80 per cent water
- Water is more crucial than food; it ranks right up there with air!
- Water is Mother Nature’s greatest beauty tonic and natural diet aid
Meeting our daily water intake can make a tremendous difference in many aspects of our health, including our appetite, digestion, skin texture, weight, and more. Failure to drink enough water in a day can create immense stress on our bodies, prompting issues such as migraines, constipation and more.
As dehydration can create immense stress on your body, prompting issues such as migraines for example, staying hydrated is crucial.
Hydration has two parts.
- Drinking enough chemical-free water: the proper hydration formula is your body weight in pounds divided by 2 = the ounces of water per day required.
- Balancing and restoring electrolyte minerals: this ensures proper absorption, so we’re not left to make frequent bathroom breaks.
In the spirit of creating sustainable habits and lifestyle changes, Walker reminds us that:
“Making lifestyle changes to better your health is truly a marathon, not a sprint. Be patient and stay the course. Remember, it takes an average of 66 days for a new behaviour to become automatic.” These challenges make goal setting fun and interactive, empowering participants to set reasonable targets to achieve, with a built-in support system for accountability.
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