Millions of us make a New Year’s resolution every year and within just one week of the fresh start, we pack it all in and give up. Whether we are guilty of lacking motivation or we set far-fetched expectations, failing in your resolution can affect your happiness and health. So, this New Year, why not choose a health tip that is easy to implement.
Check out these tips and see just how easy making changes can be.
- Veggies At Every Meal
This is so much easier than you can even imagine. You’re already sitting down to eat, so why not throw in some vegetables? It’s easy when you’re cooking dinner, you can simply peel, chop, and toss them in. For lunch? Carrot sticks and broccoli. What about breakfast? Peppers and tomatoes are great with eggs. There are plenty of ways you can easily slip vegetables into every meal of the day. Your body will thank you for the increase in vitamins and minerals.
You can expect a boost in your memory, improved function of the cardiovascular system, and more energy, too.
- Stop Sitting
It’s easy to sit for hours at a time without realizing that you haven’t gotten up to move around for a while. This is especially true of people who collapse in their favorite seat after a long day of work or those who sit all day at work. So, make sure you beat fat by getting up and moving around for at least five minutes every hour. That’s another healthy boost for your heart.
- Daily Flossing
Flossing every day isn’t just for the health of your teeth or your breath, it fights other health problems, too. Plaque is bacteria and it can lead to heart disease. Of course, cavities also cost money and left unchecked, they can affect the overall health of your teeth. If you lose teeth, it can have an impact on your self-esteem, your nutrition, and your digestion.
Commit to flossing every evening – it should take around 90 seconds to do, but once you get started, you’ll see a difference. Make sure you have the floss next to your toothbrush so you don’t forget. Habits take time to build.
- Your Sleep Schedule
Don’t just commit to getting more sleep, start going to bed at the same time every night and set your alarm for the same time each morning, too. This is going to help you get into a healthy sleep schedule routine and will make a major difference to your overall health – sleep is the key the managing stress, maintaining focus, and keeping depression and anxiety at bay.
- Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Americans eat way too much sugar – it puts your teeth at risk, adds to your weight, and increases your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. You can’t cut it out overnight, but often we have no idea just how much sugar we’re consuming because it’s hidden in a lot of the things we eat normally. Start checking the labels and you’ll soon realize how easy it is to cut back.
You can make major changes with little differences, and these are easy tips that you can implement in a big way this New Year. When your goals are attainable, you are more likely to achieve them. Think of it as incremental differences and when you add them all together… you’re making more headway than you realized, and with minimal effort. Looking after your health doesn’t need to be as complicated as we make it, sometimes it really is as simple as eating more vegetables.