In 2018 there were so many diet trends, from the Ketogenic Diet to the Paleo Diet. However, these diets may not be as beneficial as they claim. Health is not about dieting alone. The problem with some diets is that the quality of the food consumed is not being tracked. To be adequately nourished, our bodies need high-quality foods rich in vitamins and minerals.
Another problem is that diets often crash and lead to binge eating. The path to living healthy can be incredibly difficult in our fast-paced lives. The correct way to be healthy this New Year is to develop healthy habits and implement them daily. Make 2019 the healthiest year yet with these 3 goals you can start today! Click To Tweet
Setting Health Goals
We’re all unique so setting health goals can mean something different for each individual. Health goals for 2019 can be as simple as eating more organic fruits and vegetables or limiting the times you go out to eat. A great way to set health goals is to analyze your habits and decide what you want to change. Write them down. You want these goals to be written somewhere that you see daily. This could be on your calendar, your refrigerator or on a note in your office or planner.
Get Your Annual Checkup
Americans in 2019 have incredibly busy schedules. This can make it easy to forget about your own health. When was the last time you went to the dentist? What about your primary care physician or the eye doctor? Health is more than just eating well- it’s taking care of your entire body, so schedule those appointments! If it’s overwhelming for you to make doctor’s appointments; make a list. Write the needed appointments down with the phone number to make scheduling as simple as possible. When you’re on your lunch break or the kids are napping, spend five minutes to make those critical appointments.
Adding exercise to your busy schedule can seem impossible. However, if you incorporate little workouts into your daily routine, this can help you ease into a workout regimen. If you’re taking the kids to the park, play with them. This is a great way to burn calories while making the kids happy. Another way to ease into an exercise routine is to go on a walk or jog in the mornings to start your day. If you’re not a morning person, that’s not a problem. You can always go on an evening walk after dinner. If you have an accountability partner that will begin the exercise journey with you, it can make exercising more enjoyable.
Pro Tip: Download an exercise app on your smartphone to track the distance, calories burned and your personal progress.
Cut Out Unhealthy Habits
Do you pick-up fast food for dinner, on your way home more often than you’d like to admit? It’s challenging to make dinner after a long day of work or school. A way to combat the urge to stop is by preparing healthy meals ahead of time. Prepare the meals for the week, when you have some free time and put them in the freezer. When you get home, all you’ll have to do is heat them up, and you’ll have a beautiful, nutritious meal.
Keep Your Health Resolutions Close
If you’ve started a list of health goals, you’re on the right track to living a healthier life. Living a health-conscious life is pretty simple if you follow the steps above. Remember, above all, be kind to yourself, and if you fall back into old habits, you can always start again tomorrow.