The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they’re already long forgotten before half the year is done. However, you should resolve to keep your health-related promises, since your health is the one aspect of your life that can affect all the others.
So have better agendas for your physical and mental wellness this 2015! Go beyond stocking up medicine for fever in your home and take more life-changing actions. Feel free to adopt any suggestions for your New Year’s resolutions for fitness below.
Chances are you’re probably nagged by your elementary science teacher your pediatrician to eat properly and have a balance diet when you were a kid. And now that you’re all grown up, you’ll still hear it from your favorite doctor as well as from your family and friends. The question is: are you listening to them? If not, well then, you’d better start cutting down on sweets and stop steering clear of green and leafy vegetables. Start and end the New Year right by eating right, okay?
There’s no denying that present-day life has become a lot more fast-paced and stressful than ever; finding time to exercise would be very tough. So better make time for it instead! Get up from bed earlier than usual and do a few crunches, squats, jumping jacks, and other warm-ups. Set aside 30 minutes or an hour to jog. Or if you still have time to spare, you can even squeeze gym in your schedule. Exercising strengthens your body and improves its function and endurance among other great benefits; you’d do well not to forget it!
Wearing allegedly health-enhancing fashion accessories, unbelievably strenuous exercise routines, and fancy and expensive diet regimens—these are just some examples of trendy health fads. Watch out for them, since a lot of these techniques are scientifically unproven and therefore ineffective. In some cases, it could even be harmful! So before adjusting your lifestyle because of another fledgling fitness fad, it’s best to do your homework on them first. After all, just because it’s popular among the crowd doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.
Sleep has a great impact on your overall health; it’s the time when your body heals any damages as well as the period when your mind processes the information it received during the day. Good deep sleep also gives you a truckload of other health benefits like improved memory and enhanced immunity system, so make a habit of it, bud! And just in case you’ve missed a lot of Z’s last year then now’s the time to make up for it! Drop all unnecessary night activities, and start assuming your most comfortable sleeping position so you can start on your journey to dreamland as soon as possible.
There’s no better time than this year’s beginning to get fitter and healthier. They always say health is wealth; stick to these easy-to-follow resolutions this New Year and you’ll definitely enjoy both!