Following the recent Christmas celebrations, now is the ideal time to recalibrate your perspective, reflect, and prepare for the New Year. Let us progress, evolve, and reconsider how we think about making New Year resolutions.
1. Whole(some) foods
Making a deliberate effort to load your plate with more complete foods (such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and pure protein sources) and fewer processed foods is the simplest approach to start a healthy year (like bread, cheese, processed meats & pre-made frozen meals).
2. Move a bit more
If you’re still on vacation and getting a hiatus from your typical fitness habits, you can conduct mild to moderate activity this week. To avoid fitness level drop and muscular discomfort after you resume your usual activities, your body still needs to move, even if it is only brisk walking or bodyweight exercises for resistance training. Then, make a strategy for and carry out your well-balanced, efficient workout routines into the list of your New Year resolutions.
3. Don’t drink maybe?
According to the World Health Organization, there is no safe amount of alcohol intake, and for many people, even moderate levels of alcohol intake can still be associated with considerable health concerns. Understand that drinking less alcohol is always better for your health, and it is totally OK not to drink.
4. Sleep (yes you read that right)
We typically prioritise networking above resting because overworking has become a badge of pride in our culture. Sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality can result in major health concerns such as insulin resistance, neurological issues, weight gain, depression, and anxiety, to mention a few. As a result, it is critical that we obtain 7-8 hours of excellent sleep every day in order for our bodies to function efficiently.
5. Place a premium on emotional and mental wellness
Always strive to enhance your mental health and well-being so that you may devote your energies to more useful and meaningful activities that benefit everyone around you.
Practice self-expression (exercising, talking with others), self-care (exercise, beauty care, spa, massage), and mindfulness to prevent and manage stress in your life (meditation, mindful eating, and mind-body exercises like yoga) for this year’s New Year resolutions.
6. Get rid of the drama
New Year resolutions have a reputation for being SUCH A BIG DEAL. And it is only because of our reputation and expectations that we are unable to meet them. Achieving our health objectives needs focus, time, and dedication. Starting right away, taking little measures, and making health your “normal” will set you on the road to success — both in the short and long term.