Are you one of the 75% of people that have already broken their New Year’s resolutions? If you are, don’t despair, we still have eleven months of the year to go and it’s never too late to make a fresh start. If one or more of your resolutions was too be healthier in 2019 then read on for some ideas to help get you back on the road to a healthier you.
You are what you eat
Eating healthy can be a challenge. Planning your snacks and meals in advance is an easy way to ensure you eat healthy and don’t make bad food choices out of hunger or lack of healthy options. Sit down for half an hour each week and plan out your week based on your schedule. You’ll find you’ll be reaching for junk food less often, spend less time wandering around the grocery store, and throw away less food.
If you know you aren’t a morning person, then don’t resolve to go to the gym before work. You just won’t be able to stick to it. The same goes for the type of exercise you plan to undertake. If you don’t like lifting weights on your own, you are going to struggle to keep going to the gym. Find a gym buddy or join a strength training class. Make it easy for yourself to exercise and stick to it.
If time is an issue, think about how you can incorporate more exercise in to your day. It could be that you take a walk during your lunch break or a family walk in the evening, catching up together. Or it could be something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Look after your body
Make time to stretch. There’s a multitude of benefits to be gained from taking the time to stretch, not least it helps to prevent injuries and keeps those aches and pains at bay. Visit a chiropractor for a wellness check-up. Even though you may not be in pain, getting a check-over is well worth it and can help spot any potential issues before they arise.
Take time for your mental well being
Being healthy isn’t just about looking after yourself physically. Find time to look after your mental well being. Whether that’s treating yourself to a massage or taking time to sit and read…. Or even just be, your mind and soul will thank you for it.
Get more sleep
Not only does lack of sleep make you feel sluggish, it impacts your health. Lack of sleep is linked to an increase in anxiety, high blood pressure (which is a cause of heart disease), weight gain and diabetes. Those zzzz’s are important.
Live healthier in 2019, your body, mind and soul will thank you for it!