New year, new you? Let’s face it, we’re all going to be pleased to see the back of 2020. Sure, we’ve learned some important lessons about slowing down, and have been able to take stock, indulge in simple pleasures and spend more time with loved ones at home, but now we’re ready to get back out there and live our best lives.
Do you want to get healthy? Yes, us too! After a year of loafing about on the sofa, comfort eating because - let’s face it - we didn’t have anything else to do and spending far too much time glued to our screens (Zoom, we’re looking at you), we could all do with pressing reset. As 2021 rolls in, more of us than ever before will have wellness goals at the top of our list of new year's resolutions.
2021 is where it’s at. Trust us. And if you start now then you’ll be well ahead of the game when it comes to that inevitable new year wellness push. Read on for our top tips to cultivate the ultimate 2021 new year wellness routine to help you renew and repair after all the craziness of the past year:
1. Prioritise your immunity
If you don’t have your health, then what do you have? If you’re constantly sick or run-down you can’t work, you can’t play, and you can’t be there for the people you love. Without an immune system that is sharp and firing on all cylinders, your overall health, wellbeing and quality of life will surely suffer. Furthermore, we don’t know how long Covid-19 is planning to stick around and it’s paramount that you do all you can to stay well and protect yourself and those around you from the virus.
How can LYMA support your immune system and boost your resilience to infection and disease?
In the development of the LYMA formula, we’ve used cutting-edge science to ensure that we remain the best immune health supporting supplement on the market. LYMA’s formula contains everything you need to fight infection, reduce inflammation, and keep you feeling well.
Our stand-out immune boosting ingredient, Wellmune®, has been clinically proven to support your immune system so that it can do its job properly. Wellmune® is a natural beta glucan. Specifically, it is a highly specialized 1,3 1,6 beta glucan that has been extracted from baker’s yeast.
Wellmune® is clinically proven to consistently enhance key immune responses in the body, improve overall health, and keep us healthy during times of stress. It does this by priming white blood cells to engage quickly and effectively with foreign pathogens. Supplementing with Wellmune® ensures better, faster and more efficient results than can be obtained by eating beta glucan rich foods alone.
2. Aim for an extra hour in bed each night
Sleep is the third pillar of health and wellbeing, along with diet and exercise. But it is so often overlooked and is rarely treated with as much reverence as the latter. Just an hour of sleep can make more difference than most of us realise. In fact - and if this doesn’t convince you to sleep more then we don’t know what will - a recent study at the University of Colorado showed that in the two to three days immediately following the clocks turning back in autumn, the number of potentially fatal heart attack admissions to hospitals falls by 20%. And when the clocks jump forward in the spring, cutting our sleep time by an hour, potentially fatal heart attack admissions increase by an average of 25%. Now are you convinced?
Most of us know that we should be aiming for between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, but research shows that only one in three people actually achieve that. A lack of sleep is a huge contributory factor in inflammation, weight-gain, reduced immunity and a whole host of other mental and physical health problems.
Getting a good night’s sleep can boost mental processing, metabolic function, hormone regulation and appearance, and having a clean sleep routine is fundamental to experiencing sleep’s myriad benefits. Factored into your routine should be eating sleep-promoting foods close to bedtime, avoiding screen time just before bed, exercising early in the day and taking the right supplements.
Ashwagandha KSM-66® is a powerful adaptogenic sleep-aid that is formulated at 600mg in LYMA. Ashwagandha KSM-66® has been clinically proven to both enhance the quality of sleep, and to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (also known as ‘sleep onset latency’). The leaves of the ashwagandha plant itself contain a substance called ‘triethylene glycol’ which is a compound responsible for transmitting sleep signals around the body and, when taken in supplement form, can help to intrust your body’s systems that it’s time to wind down and get ready for bed.
3. Refresh your skincare routine
We can’t think there’s ever been a more vital time to put some effort into looking your best. Whilst 2020 was mostly spent WFH, many of us are looking forward to - fingers crossed - getting back out into the big bad world in the new year. Gone are the days of getting ‘top half’ dressed only and choosing a flattering filter for your Zoom calls. Now you need to look great IRL.
Promise yourself that 2021 will be the year that you establish - and stick to - a solid skincare routine. Eating a skin-healthy diet, daily cleansing, toning and moisturising, applying a top quality SPF no matter the weather, and keeping your skin hydrated from the inside out are all non-negotiables. The other absolutely fundamental step to achieving glowing skin is taking the right supplements.
LYMA’s formula contains two ingredients specifically formulated to combat dull, tired indoor skin, improve your complexion and get you ready to face the world without a screen between you and the people you’re engaging with. Cynatine® HNS is the world’s first solubilised, active keratin and is paving the way for nutricosmetics. The keratin peptides in Cynatine® HNS are superior to anything else on the market in terms of their bioavailability and stability, and have been clinically proven to fight the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress that take their toll on the way skin looks and feels. LYMA’s formula also contains the world’s first technology-enhanced natural carotenoid, Lycored Lycopene™. Regular supplementation with Lycored Lycopene™ at a clinical daily dose of 30mg - the same amount you’ll find in the LYMA formula - has been shown to reduce visible signs of ageing, boost collagen levels and increase the elasticity of skin, and to boost your skin’s natural glow.
4. Vow to move more in 2021 than you did in 2020
We’ve spent the best part of a year glued to the sofa and now, finally, it’s time to get moving again. Starting up an exercise routine again after months of relative inactivity can be incredibly daunting.
If 2020 was a sedentary year for you, then start your new year’s regime slowly. You could begin by experimenting with workouts that can be done in the comfort of your own home and then, when you’re feeling fitter and more confident, perhaps venture to the gym or back to your favourite class. It won’t take you as long as you think it will to get back to peak fitness, just be careful not to push yourself too hard or rush to get there. Patience is the name of the game.
Supplementing with LYMA can help you to recover faster from workouts and to avoid niggles and injuries that can hold you back from reaching your goals. Athletes who supplemented daily with 250mg of Hydrocurc™, as formulated in LYMA, showed reduced levels of all proteins that indicate muscle fatigue 24 hours after exercise compared with a control group. Furthermore, they reported fewer and less severe muscle aches and were able to get back to their workout routine faster than those in the control group.
2021 is going to be your year - if you put the work in that is. Afterall, your health won’t get better by chance, it’ll only get better with change. Fortunately you don’t have to go it alone and LYMA is here to support you to reach your goals and fulfil your potential. Our formula contains nine patented ingredients, all formulated with your health and optimal wellbeing in mind. LYMA’s powerful formula was created specifically with today’s modern world in mind and combines the best ingredients with the best science to help you feel incredible. So what are you waiting for? Step up to the plate and make a promise to yourself that 2021 is going to be your best year yet.