The start of a new year is the perfect time to take stock of your health, both mind and body, and get centred. So we asked the lovely Tenna Schreinert and Angelina Riccio, for their tips on how to bring increased health, happiness and wellness to your 2016.

These ladies really know their stuff. They’re the dynamic duo behind Purearth www.purearth.co.uk, a fab organic juice cleanse company that focuses on creating organic goodness so that you can look and feel your best.

Here’s their top 5 tips for living a balanced and healthy life in 2016.

#1 Take A Moment And Just Breathe
Our lives are so busy that we oftentimes forget to just take a moment each day to breathe and balance ourselves. A hectic lifestyle can build stress which in turn puts a huge amount of strain on the body. So carve out some time each day, even 5 or 10 minutes, to simply sit in silence, reflect and drown out the noise. A healthy, clear mind means a more relaxed, balanced and happier you.

#2 It Starts In the Gut
There’s no better time than the present to get your system in tip top shape. A healthy body begins in the gut. When your gut is functioning at its peak, it strengthens both the immune and digestive systems. Often called ‘the second brain’, it affects your mood, health and even the way you think. Seems pretty important to maintain a healthy gut, right?! Adding probiotics to your diet is an excellent way to improve gut health. Probiotics introduce thousands of healthy bacteria into your system which allows the vitamins from the food you eat to be absorbed easily into your digestive tract. Purearth have a wonderful range of probiotic tonics www.purearth.co.uk/product-category/tonics/, like their Pink Grapefruit Kefir, that flood your system with probiotics in one delicious drink!

#3 Hit The Mat
Kudos if you’re a gym bunny and love getting your cardio on but try to include a restorative practice like yoga in your exercise regime. Yoga helps lengthen and strengthen the muscles but more importantly it helps strengthen the mind and brings a calm to your daily life. It’s all about awareness, focusing on your breath and being present. It’s easier than ever to get your yoga flow going. Take a class at your gym, visit your local yoga studio or even find your practice online. There are loads of excellent YouTube channels where dedicated yogi’s bring their practice into your home.

#4 Focus On The Inside Before You Focus On The Outside
It’s usually around this time of year that we start thinking about getting fit for the upcoming bikini season. But don’t obsess over what you see in the mirror or how your clothes fit. Instead, focus on the things that you can control like what you’re putting into your body and how you feel. If you’re treating your body right, you’ll be rewarded with results. Slow and steady wins the race. And you’ll cross the finish line by the time you try on that cute new bikini!

#5 You Are What You Eat
Our best advice when it comes to food is simple…read the labels. Start by reducing the number of processed foods in your diet. Most importantly, don’t buy anything with preservatives, additives and ingredients you’ve never heard of or can’t pronounce. Fresh, organic, seasonal food not only tastes better but makes you feel a whole lot better! Fresh vegetable juices are a great way to flood your body with essential nutrients in one delicious sip.

To receive a 10% online discount* on Purearth cleanses, type in promo code auroralondon10. Order from their website www.purearth.co.uk. Alternatively, check out their list of stockists www.purearth.co.uk/stockists

*Discount available online only until 28th February 2016. Discount excludes delivery and juice packs.