Cadbury House column: Getting ready for 2022

The pool at Cadbury House club and spa.

The pool at Cadbury House club and spa. - Credit: Cadbury House

As 2021 comes to a close and we approach 2022 many people will be thinking about a fresh start and what they want to do in the New Year.

For a lot of people, 2021 will be one they’ll want to forget following the continued uncertainty and stress due to the Covid pandemic.

And as the vaccination programme continues to roll out across the country, many will be keeping their fingers crossed that we’ll get back to some form of normality so we can all enjoy the things we like to do.

This time of year, lots of people will be contemplating how they can improve their fitness and get more active, so will be looking at what New Year resolutions they can make.

Jason Eaton, general manager at the club and spa, Cadbury House is well aware that January is the time when a lot of people kick start their new regime and has some handy tips to take on board.

Jason said: “December is always a good time to think about starting a fresh and thinking about your health and well-being.

“The key is to set goals that you can maintain over a long period, not just for the month of January.

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“What I find helps, as well as many members here at the club, is to make a few smaller changes at the start. Walking more, using social media less, maybe watching less TV or eating a piece of fruit rather than a biscuit are all simple things that can be done easily and are great for both body and mind. This way, you’ll then be able to work towards any larger goals without feeling totally overwhelmed.

“You’re also much more likely to stick to more manageable resolutions. So, for example, going to the gym twice or three times a week is relatively easy thing to achieve and schedule into your week.

“In terms of health and fitness, if you’re new to exercise, don’t give yourselves unachievable goals at the beginning. Yes, you might want to lose a bit of weight or improve stamina, but start steady and build yourself up. It’s more enjoyable that way as well.

“Those a little more adventurous might challenge themselves to run a 10K race, half or even full marathon. You might take up wild swimming, cycling, challenge yourself to climb a mountain or start dance classes. Whatever it is you set yourself to do, stick to it.

“Here at the club and spa the team is on hand to set people’s goals and put in place a programme that will help them stay on track and achieve what they set out to do.

“Whether their relatively gentle or something more vigorous, the team and facilities here are perfect for those 2022 resolutions and we look forward to helping members making it a year to remember for the right reasons.”