The new year is finally upon us! As we move forward into 2020, it’s time to start thinking about resolution ideas and how to achieve your goals in this new year. Very commonly, your resolution list will include at least one point about improving your health. Let’s look at a few more health improvement goals you can strive for in the new year!
We could all stand to be a bit more active. While not everyone enjoys vigorous workouts (and not everyone can physically do them), even small amounts of additional activity throughout the day can help. Look for parts of your day where you have a chance to move around a bit more. Instead of emailing your coworker across the office, walk to their desk to talk to them. Park further away from the entrance to the store or your workplace and power-walk to the door. You’d be surprised how many extra steps you can get in this way!
Americans can often struggle to maintain a healthy diet. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to find healthy, appealing foods with a little bit of effort. The internet has plenty of recipes for delicious, balanced meals, and virtually every grocery store sells health-focused food items. Try cooking something new this year and find your new favorite dish! The more nutritious your meal choices, the better your overall health will become.
Pro Tip: A balanced meal includes vegetables, carbohydrates, and protein. Find different ways to incorporate these crucial macronutrients into your meals in the new year!
Physical health and fitness get plenty of attention. While mental health is becoming less stigmatized and easier to discuss openly, too many people still dismiss it as less important. Even people who struggle with their own mental health may blame themselves, thinking they just need to try harder or think more positively. The truth is that our mental health and physical health are interwoven and can affect each other drastically. Focusing on your physical health at the expense of your mental stability, or vice versa, will hurt both sides. In the new year, take the time to examine and care for your mental health to keep yourself in good shape overall.
Most people look to a new year with hope and a list of ideas for self-improvement. As you work your way through your list of resolutions, remember that your health is worth pursuing and maintaining all year round. Stick to your resolutions for a happy, healthy 2020!
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