You’ve heard it before: New year, new you – but how many times have you broken the promises you made to yourself? Our short list of steps can help you follow through this new year.
Everyone talks about what it takes to become healthier, but rarely ever talks about what it’s like to be healthier. Workouts are enjoyable, cooking is pleasing, and you look better than you ever have. What else? Read on…
Radically changing your lifestyle is difficult and takes time. Instead of trying to do everything at once, make small steps towards a larger goal. You don’t have to cut out all carbs or work out 3 hours every day.
Make A Vision Board: Vision boards help you discover what it is you really want. Put a vision board up in your bedroom, bathroom, or office to provide a daily visual reminder of your dreams and goals. They are also fun and will get you fired up emotionally.
Start A New Workout Program: Now that you’ve got the vision, it’s time to work towards your desires. Start off simple if you’ve never been in a gym before. We offer a free 30-Day Workout Plan if you subscribe.
Cut Out Sugar: Fruit is good, but the processed sugar is killing you. High consumption of sugar is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, tooth decay, heart disease, and more!
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Keep A Food Diary: Tracking your food can make you more conscious of what you’re really eating. Plus, food journals can help identify food allergies and triggers for gastrointestinal problems. It might even reduce or eliminate mindless eating.
Meal Prep: Create a day to day plan and prep your food each week. It is easier to eat clean when you’ve already prepared your healthy meals. It will also help you save money and lose weight. Try making them 2 or 3 days in advance.
Drink More Water: Most people don’t drink enough water throughout the day. Make it your main goal to drink 6-8 cups of water each day and more if you exercise. Drinking water can help energize muscles, improve skin condition, and control excess eating. Keep a water bottle with you throughout the day.
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Aim For 10,000 Steps (Or Four Gym Days Per Week): Walking can help combat the risks of a sedentary lifestyle and burn extra calories. It can strengthen bones and muscles, improve balance and coordination, and improve your mood.
Fish Friday: On Fridays eat some fish. Your body isn’t able to create Omega-3 fatty acids, so they must come from diet. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Remove All Junk Food: Quitting junk food comes with many benefits such as weight loss, improved nutrition, and reduced health risks. The easiest way to do it is to keep it out of your house.
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Sign Up For A 5k: Register for a 5k to sharpen your focus and fitness. Start increasing your cardio by about half a mile each week. Focusing on performance can increase satisfaction with your training.
Start Meditation Or Yoga: Yoga poses can strengthen and open tight areas like the shoulders and muscles of the upper back. Meditation can cure insomnia, help create inner peace, and increase self-awareness.
Get More Sleep: More sleep can mean better health. A good night’s rest won’t grant you immunity from disease but can decrease the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity. Aim for 8-9 hours this month.
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