The holiday season may be over, but many of us are still feeling the effects of a few weeks of seasonal indulgence. Treating ourselves to delicious snacks and plates piled high with roast dinners are what Christmas is all about, but now it is time to shake off the cobwebs and make good on those resolutions for a healthier, fitter new year. If you are looking for a little help getting started on getting out there this month and putting your best foot forward, here are a few essentials that no one should be without.

A Fitness Tracker

If you want to make sure that your fitness resolutions stick, one of the first things you should think about is making sure that you have a plan in place. So often we let our resolutions slide because we give ourselves unrealistic targets. With a good fitness tracker, you can set a target that is right for you. You can log exactly how much you are doing each day and how hard you are finding it. The NHS recommends that we should do at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise every week. With a fitness tracker you should easily be able to meet those targets.

Clothes You Feel Comfortable In

One of the most important things to remember when you are planning a healthier, fitter start to the new year is feeling comfortable in yourself. Over the course of the last two years, we have not always had many excuses to invest in some new clothes but getting yourself into gear for 2022 is a very good one indeed. Make sure that you have clothes that are warm enough for this time of year but stylish enough to make you feel good about how you look. Men’s Superdry Clothing offers plenty of excellent work-out and post-work-out gear to help you look and feel your best, as well as some great options for heading out afterwards to celebrate your gains.

A Workout Buddy

Now, some people prefer to go it alone when it comes to their fitness. For them, this is a time for solo focus and concentration. But a lot of us find it much easier to keep ourselves going if we have some company on the journey. We all know how hard it has been to deal with a lot of time spent without seeing our friends and loved ones and exercising together is a great way to spend some quality time with a friend and improve each other’s mental health while helping each other to reach your goals.

The Right Environment

Finally, think hard about where you are most likely to enjoy working out. Maybe you’re someone who thrives at the gym, being surrounded by people who are pushing themselves to the limit. Or maybe you’re someone who would prefer to head off into the great outdoors for a long run or bike ride (which is a great way to give your mental health a boost too). Remember that you are much more likely to stick to your fitness goals if the activity and the setting are something that you take pleasure in.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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