New Year treats that won’t mess up your resolutions

New Year treats that won’t mess up your resolutions

We all need a lift on those chilly January days, but it’s a shame to break healthy resolutions. Try these virtuous indulgences for a guilt-free pick-me-up.

We all need a lift on those chilly January days, but it’s a shame to break healthy resolutions. Try these virtuous indulgences for a guilt-free pick-me-up.

When everything is dark, grey and cold at the start of the year, it can seem tough to stick to our healthy new year’s resolutions. After all, it feels like we deserve a treat just for getting through the day.

Well, there is a way to indulge yourself without breaking your healthy new habits. The right treats can even have their own health benefits.

Take a look at our suggestions for new year treats that can give a boost to your body as well as your mood.

Warm up in the sauna

If it’s the freezing weather that’s getting you down, then why not take a leaf out of the Nordic book? Countries like Finland have long battled the cold by relaxing in a sweltering sauna.

Studies suggest that getting steamy in the sauna on a regular basis is good for your heart, helping to lower blood pressure and improve circulation. If nothing else, they give you the chance to get out of the cold!

Loosen up with a massage

When the fun of the holidays is over and the stresses of daily life are back again, you need to take a break. And what better way than having a massage?

It gives you an indulgent bit of me time to unwind as well as a tried and tested way to get rid of stress and muscle tension. Massage can even help reduce anxiety, headaches and insomnia, doctors say.

Give your hair a heavenly treat

The dry, cold air and chilly winds can strip the moisture from your hair, so it could do with a nourishing treat of its own. That’s where Aussie Pure Locks comes in: it’s enriched with Kakadu plums and lime pearls to revitalise each strand.

And because it has an ultra-lightweight formula, it won’t weigh your hair down. Instead, its gentle purifying and nurturing action is perfect for times when you’re recovering from festive indulgence.

Have a taste of dark chocolate

Can chocolate really be a healthy treat? We’re not suggesting you load up on bars of milk chocolate, but there’s increasing evidence of the health benefits of dark chocolate, helping to lower blood pressure and improve circulation.

It also makes you feel good, either because of its high levels of phenylethylamine or because it’s so tasty. Either way, the occasional square from a 70% cocoa bar is a treat that shouldn’t ruin your healthy resolutions.

What’s your favourite innocent indulgence? Let us know your favourite healthy treats in the comments below.

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