5 Lifestyle Habits for a healthy New Year
Posted On Dec 27, 2016
In the blink of an eye, the Holidays came and went, but the aftermath remains. Think about all the feasting and drinking that occurred during all the holiday parties? I don’t even want to dwell on the ungodly amount of pies and eggnog I devoured.
But somehow we managed and here we are, the very first day of the New Year! Wow. Is there a more fitting time than this to get into habits that will bring about a healthier you for the New Year! I think not!
So, here you go!
Health-minded people drink water, lots and lots of water. Say no to coke (in all forms) and artificial juices and say yes to water. The health benefits of water are many and water will refresh you without the calories and the sugar found in other drinks.
Eat Real Food
Not saying you can’t indulge in those truffle parmesan fries (salivating over here) or a triple chocolate sundae, but keep the carbs and sugars in moderation. Do not cheat yourself out of a healthy lifestyle by skipping the vitamins and minerals found in fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins.
Fit minded people are always active without even trying to be. I mean they go for a “light” jog, code for 5 miles, in the morning or bike “down the street” (25 miles later). Before you and I get to that level, lets start with the basics and choose an active hobby that you enjoy: paddle boarding, salsa dancing, rowing, scuba diving, yoga, anything that gets you up and going! The key here is to trade in your slippers (unless you enrolled in ballet classes) for sneakers.
Don’t Wait for an Occasion to “Get Fit”
Living a healthy lifestyle and being happy with your self-image should not be dependent on a specific occasion. So many times I’ve heard women say they need to lose weight to fit into a dress or to rock that bikini during summer. While this is fine, make sure that you’re going to do this for yourself. Also, set realistic goals to avoid disappointment in case the dress doesn’t fit as you imagined the day of the event.
Less Week Drinking
Wine. The answer to cure my Monday blues after a long day of work. Wine. The reason I don’t get a good night’s sleep when I indulge in a little nightcap. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol does not improve sleep quality. While alcohol does induce the “ZZZs” quicker and more deeply for a while, it reduces rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. According to www.webmd.com, disruptions in REM sleep will make you feel fatigued in the daytime. There goes your day! If possible limit the amount of weekly drinking you do.
Become a creature of habit with these five simple tactics for a healthier lifestyle and I have a feeling that this upcoming year will be one for the books! Happy New Year’s friends!