The start of a new year is the perfect time to reevaluate your goals, hopes and dreams! A happy, healthy lifestyle is usually high on everyone’s list of resolutions, but to get there you need one important thing – a plan of action. First, define what a healthy lifestyle looks like to you, then determine the timing and daily actions you will take to get there. When in need of ideas, here are six tips to help you stay healthy and active year round.
1. Go out.
Spending time in nature offers significant benefits for your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. It also reduces the time spent in front of a screen and stimulates imagination and creativity. Plan to go outside every day, focus on being present and enjoying the beauty around you.
2. Drink water.
As a rule of thumb for hydration, drink half your body weight in ounces of water. This flushes toxins out of your system, relieves hunger, improves the complexion and keeps you hydrated. This is an important key to a healthy lifestyle.
3. Get adventurous.
Learning a new activity will challenge your mind and keep outdoor experiences fresh and exciting. Try learning how to catch fish, take a group fitness class, or explore a nearby town. This can be an especially fun activity for couples and families.
4. Move your body.
Don’t be intimidated by the thought of a crowded gym or nightmarish exercise regimen. Fitness is fun when you remember to simply move your body. Get your blood flowing even if you just walk on your lunch break or play in the yard with your kids.
5. Eat your greens.
Being healthy and active starts in the kitchen. What you give your body has a positive or negative effect on your physical and mental state. Only you can determine the best nutritional balance for you, but everyone would benefit from cutting out processed foods and sugars.
6. Rest and recharge.
You work hard and should rest hard. Aim for eight hours of sleep each night. This gives your body time to heal, reduces stress, improves brain function, builds your immune system, and more.
Incorporate these six healthy lifestyle tips into your daily life and they’ll eventually become a habit. Life is too short not to do your best. Enjoy the New Year by blessing yourself with a happy, healthy lifestyle!