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6 Simple Changes for a Healthy New Year
January 8, 2015
There are always things we can do to improve ourselves, but at this time of year we seem to be more prone to reflection. We know New Year’s resolutions are as easy to make as they are to break. So, this new year, start small and try simple changes that you can actually stick to. We guarantee you’ll feel better on the inside and radiate confidence on the outside. So, why not start a healthy New Year with these simple tips?
Drink lots of water – Water flushes toxins out of vital organs and carries nutrients to your cells. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. Try to set a goal of finishing one glass per hour. Stick to it for a solid week and we’re sure you’ll notice a difference in your energy levels and your skin!
Eat a fruit or veggie at every meal – Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Incorporate them into every meal and snacks to dramatically improve your overall health. Easy to pack options are bananas, baby carrots, and apples.
Aim for 8 hours of sleep – Sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. Try to unplug from the TV and devices and read a book prior to bedtime. This will allow your body to wind down and set the tone for a good night’s sleep.
Take a moment to stretch – Stretching has so many benefits. Among them are increased energy levels, better range of motion of the joints, greater circulation of blood to various parts of the body, relaxation, and stress relief. You can sneak in stretches at unexpected moments like pumping your gas, waiting in line at the grocery store, or even waiting for a work meeting to begin.
Have good posture – One surefire way to make any outfit instantly look better is to have fantastic posture. In addition to providing a killer appearance, great posture also helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces and prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions.
Laugh and smile – The best accessory in your wardrobe is your smile. Don’t forget to put it on every day to take your look from boring to bombshell. You’ll not only feel better, but your warmth will radiate to those around you.
In addition to a healthy New Year, consider adding resolutions that will help you have a simplified and fulfilling 2015. What are some of your goals for self-improvement next year? Do you have any tricks or tips on how to stay on track? We’d love to hear them in the comments section below. Cheers to the best possible you!