You might be thinking where did this year go? January is just around the corner and it’s time for new year resolutions. It’s hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you ate all those sugar laden foods and drinks, but it’s not impossible. This year, follow this health guide and stick with it. Here’s to your health!
Ask yourself your why
When you set a new goal, you need to change some part of your daily routine and this change is difficult. When you know your why or the reason behind your goal, you tend to stay motivated and keep your eye on the prize. Note down your reasons to be healthy. Also, you can break down your goal into smaller goals as these are more manageable.
Plan your meals beforehand
Meal planning is a must when you are trying to lose weight or just improve your diet. It helps you to reach your goals easily. Planning your meals in a notebook not only saves time during the week but also helps to trim down your waistline since you are less likely to consume fast food. On days when you have enough time, you can prepare for the upcoming meals and store them. You can also keep a track of your meal plan by jotting down things on a notepad.
Healthy snacking on the go
Just as planning your meals in advance is important, so is carrying your go to meals. Although grabbing your favorite burger from a drive thru is convenient and time saving, it definitely is high in calories. Always carry healthy and non perishable foods in your car, your purse, or your keep them at your desk.
Make time to move
There is no doubt in the fact that exercise and diet go hand in hand. Exercising does not mean you have to spend 1-2 hours in the gym. You can also go for easy home based workouts or shorter high intensity workouts. Moreover, you can also use your own body weight to train your body.
According to studies, most individuals sleep for 6 hours at night, when the recommended is seven to nine. Evidence from several studies shows that a lack of sleep can affect your overall health. The quality and duration of sleep can affect your overall energy, making exercise harder and also interrupts your biological cycle of digestion and other processes. You should create a night time routine, set a time to be in bed and stick to it, and keep your room cool and dark. Please stay away from gadgets before bedtime as these can interrupt your sleep.
Over to you
As the dawn of the new year is already here, pick any resolution that you will stick to for a longer time. Always focus on long-term goals instead of short-term accomplishment. Have a great year ahead!