Many of us make New Year’s resolutions and never stick to them. Whether it’s losing weight, using Facebook less, or any other New Year’s resolution, it’s hard to keep up after the first few weeks. It’s like you start with a lot of gusto, and then over the next few weeks you’re tuckered out, your will to continue dwindling. Just like when you purchased a FitBit, and then wore it and… Never used it again.
One of the New Year’s resolutions you should consider is trying to improve your health. Since you only get one body, you should resolve to form a year-long plan rather than a vague “resolution”. Improving your physical health leads to improving your mental health, which can overall improve your happiness and healthiness. Wouldn’t you love that?
Here are some goals you should consider setting forth for your New Year’s resolution for better health:
1. Eat better
We know it’s difficult to eat healthy and while keeping things affordable. Sometimes buying fresh produce can be both daunting and expensive. Still, you should try new, healthy flavors and try to stay away from the frozen food and pre-made meals sections. Try looking up recipes and trying new, healthier alternatives to your favorite (albeit not quite healthy) meals. A good idea is to try a new recipe a week, and if you like it, add it to your normal rotation. If you can’t still to one new healthy recipe a week, try once a month. Go for things that are decidedly healthy that you wouldn’t normally eat. If you have a home assistant or want to save healthy recipes to your phone, use a calendar to backlog a bunch of yummy, healthy recipes! Don’t forget — packing a lunch is way healthier than going in on pizza with your coworkers!
2. Get moving
Make a plan to get moving more, especially if your work environment involves you sitting for long periods of time. This is easy if you have a dog: plan to take your dog for a short walk every single day, and gradually increase the time you spend outside with your dog. Try outside activities such as gardening, or walking. Try to spend more time outside than you would normally. You can also make plans to go to the gym, sign up for yoga classes finally, or any other physical activity, but don’t set your expectations too high for yourself — you don’t want to ditch out of your routine after just a couple of weeks.
3. Pay attention to your body
Have a rash that’s been there for months? Does your knee constantly hurt and you’ve just ignored it? It’s time to go to the doctor! Visit your healthcare provider to start your regimen of getting well for 2018, don’t just let things sit and stagnant until they’re really bad. If you need help with back aches, pains, and other discomforts, we can help! Don’t just sit and bare your pain. Contact us today to get started.
What are your New Year’s resolutions? How do you plan to achieve them? Let us know in the comments below!