We have recruited the help of health coach expert, Laura Agar Wilson from the wonderful Whole Heartedly Healthy blog to share with us her top tips on healthy living for 2017.
The second installment in the Mind, Body and Sole series is aimed at introducing you to easy exercises that you can incorporate into everyday life and those all important Active shoes that are designed to keep you looking and feeling great.
‘Staying active doesn’t have to mean joining a gym. Thinking of exercise as ‘activity’ or ‘movement’ might make it feel more enjoyable for you.’
Some great ways to stay active this year might include:
Walking is such an underrated form of exercise! It’s actually excellent for your body as a form of low impact activity. Try aiming to have a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day to get the full benefits.
Pair your walk with Steller, the seriously sporty shoe that with ensure every step you take is cushioned and comfortable.
You can attend a physical Yoga class or even try a class online (try searching on YouTube) to enjoy the benefits of this ancient practice. It’s a brilliant form of movement because not only does it gently raise your heart rate it also provides strength training for your muscles via holding your own body weight in postures. This weight bearing exercise is excellent for your bones. There’s a form of Yoga for every body so why not give it a try?
Yoga is all about being comfortable and relaxed, invest in cushioned and lightweight new style Lily.
Try something different
There’s a wide range of unusual and exciting new ways you can move your body that are also really fun. Nia Dance is a non impact form of exercise that combines dance movement and gentle martial arts movements. Hula hooping is a really fun way to get active and Pilates is a focused way of moving your body and muscles to support your posture.
Try something different this season with Gravity, our seriously stylish sporty shoe that is ideal for your new athletic adventures for 2017.
You can find all of Laura’s tips and advice on healthy living and wellbeing on the beautifully curated Whole Heartedly Healthy blog. Be inspired by the host of delicious recipes, easy to follow exercises and healthy living guidance that has helped Laura to lose a staggering 6 stone in weight over the past few years.
Laura’s view on healthy living:
‘It’s so much more than just food and exercise. It’s your mindset, how you feel about your body, how you express yourself, your style, your environment and what you put on your skin. It’s whether or not the job you do makes you happy, your stress levels, quality of sleep, your relationships and your finances. Yes, food and exercise are really important, but to me, health is a culmination of all of those things.’
We couldn’t agree more, discover Laura’s blog here.