People don’t tend to change when the clock strikes midnight on December 31. There’s no denying, however, that a metaphorical switch is flipped for many, and the gluttonous festive season officially comes to an end.

With the dawn of a new year, it’s definitely a good time to consider your priorities and refocus after the Christmas period, a generally jubilant time of year during which it’s far too easy to lose track, particularly where health and fitness are concerned.

In truth, nutritional supplements shouldn’t be high up your priority list when contemplating a New Year’s regime. Your focus should be on following a wholesome, nutrient-rich, balanced diet and pursuing plenty of exercise. At the time of writing that’s more challenging than ever, with gyms shut across the country. Thankfully, the pavement’s not off-limits – and there are plenty of home workouts to try on YouTube.

Though supplements should rank behind diet and exercise, they can certainly potentiate your results by promoting improved post-workout recovery, meeting a dietary shortfall, supplying much-needed energy, building muscle and more. 

Taking supplements can also have a psychological benefit: which is to say, you are more likely to stick to your healthy routine if you’ve already shelled out on a supplement to help you achieve that goal.

Below, we’ve summarised five supplements to enhance the “New Year, New You” spirit that tends to pervade the country every January. Now, make that New Year’s resolution and stick to it!