Suddenly it’s mid-September, schools are back in session, some people are back to work, and in the shops you can start to see Halloween and Christmas starting to take over… (We know it sounds crazy, but it’s always closer than you think!).
It’s a common trend around this time of year that healthy eating and keeping fit go somewhat out the window as nights start to draw in, but egg white brekkies and cashew nuts as midday snacks isn’t always practical when your routine is getting back on track!
And seeing as the entire world has had a tough time of it this year, (virus that shall not be named) we thought it was time we took matters into our own hands, rather than waiting for ‘summer season’ to re-grace us with its presence, reminding us to get healthy for those holiday snaps. Now is the time to get your #HealthOn and Pavilions Shopping Centre is here to help you with your journey!
Get into Fitness!
It could be time to swap your croissant for a cross trainer (well you can have one or two still, just in moderation). If you can make it to a weekly fitness classes, or squeeze in a session whenever you can, you’ll keep burning calories to keep on top of your health for 2020. You might as well enter the new year feeling your very best, right?
Although, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat or cool coffee frappe from Cafe Créme…
Upgrade your Leisure Wear & Accessories
If you’re in need of moist-wicking clothes to keep you fresh during workouts, daily walks or staying active with the kids come weekends, we suggest you head to New Look, Bonmarché, Peacocks and more for leggings, trackies and trainers!
Top Up your Vital Vitamins
After COVID’s peak, and with a possible further wave on the way, we think it’s super important to keep our immune systems in tip-top shape. We’re highlighting below the 8 best vitamins and minerals to support a healthy immune system:
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Folic acid
Get into Healthy Habits
You, your kids, family members and friends can remain on the health track without straying by adopting a few healthy habits here and there! These habits will keep individuals entertained, healthy and even help boost your child’s immune system in various ways. So, it’s win, win really!
- Serve more fruits and vegetables. This can be as part of crudité platters for snacking in between meals or fruit bowls as desserts instead of heaps of cookie dough or bags of sweeties. If you (or your littluns’ deserve a little sweet treat, add a scoop of ice cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce over your fresh fruit!). You can always buy new dessert bowls or swanky wooden platters from Sainsbury’s if you fancy new tableware!
- Boost sleep time! Sleep is good, and we want to make sure the whole family is getting a good 8 hours minimum. Try a pillow spray before bedtime, or listening to soft music to help you relax.
- Exercise as a family. Exercising doesn’t have to be a chore, so enjoy the time together in the park or garden! Keeping kids active is harder than ever now that electronic games have taken over the 21st century. Head to Shoezone, Sainsbury’s & Claire’s (for the girls!) to pick them out new running shoes and extra accessories to get them in the mood. Or get creative with bits from THE WORKS to ensure that outdoor activities always stay fun. We think, creating ‘completion medals’ or following ‘circuit cones’ is a great place to start!
- Guard against germ spread. Head to the centre’s cleaning havens – Savers & Boots will be your go-to. Stock up on kitchen supplies, home cleaning products and anti-bac that’ll pop into your bag easily. These items will kill germs before you can say ‘spread’!
We’ve given you our go-to shops when you visit the Pavilions Shopping Centre. Now it’s up to you to kick-start a healthy September and beyond.