2017 is here! Are you ready to take control of your health and ring in a new, healthy year? Read on!
2017 Healthy New Year Resolutions
2017 is here! Are you ready to take control of your health and ring in a new, healthy year? Basic steps are all you need to start making changes for the better. Ready?
1 } Just Do It!
You may have heard the saying “SOMEDAY is not a day of the week!” Stop procrastinating and commit to taking a small step every single day towards your health goals. Not drinking enough water? Add a glass in the morning and again in the afternoon. Eating too much sugar? Cut it down by 50%. Small steps = big gains in the long run!
2 } Choose More Veggies
No matter what your health goals are, most everyone can benefit by adding more veggies to their diet. Try to add in at least one green vegetable to every single meal, and notice the difference. Better digestion, better skin, healthy blood sugar levels, weight loss and increased energy are just a few benefits of a plant-based diet!1
3 } Be More Active
Being more active doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the gym. Meet a friend for a walk instead of sitting for a coffee to catch up. Stretch for 10 minutes every morning or evening before bed. Take the dog for a longer walk. Take a dance class or learn tai chi. Find an activity you enjoy and make it a part of your weekly routine!
4 } Breathe Away Your Stress
Use the power of your breath to take control of any situation. By pausing to take a couple of deep breaths in and out, you can reset your nervous system and reduce your stress.2
5 } Practice Gratitude
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness.3 Take a minute each morning to write down what you’re grateful for and notice how much happier your day is!