It’s a new year and it’s time to make a difference! That’s what most of us think at the beginning of a New Year. We ask friends, browse google and do a hell lot of research for New Year Resolutions. Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. But most of the New Year resolutions break like a card palace within a week or two itself. More than half of all resolutions fail, but this year, they don’t have to be yours. When you choose the best New Year’s resolutions and good-for-you goals that will get you psyched to make your New Year the best. So, today I’m giving you the best idea or theme for your 2020 resolution. The specialty of this theme is everyone can follow this New Year resolution with no barriers in age or gender. Yes! Let a Healthy Lifestyle be our New Year resolution. If you choose to be healthy over anything and everything you choose to be happy too. You can save half of your expenses that are spent on Medical aids and hospitals.
By deciding to lead a healthy life, you’re deciding to assume command over your own habits and actions. Take care of the basics by eating, exercising, and sleeping. Build a system you can sustain by integrating healthy habits into every part of your routine. Let’s kickstart with the simple health tips that can bring a vast difference in your Lifestyle.
When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, I can’t think of anything better than drinking more water. Most of us don’t drink enough water every day. Water is essential for our bodies to function. Water is needed to carry out body functions, remove waste, and carry nutrients and oxygen around our body. Since we lose water daily through urine, bowel movements, perspiration, and breathing, we need to replenish our water intake. Drink water, some juices, broth, milk, and other liquids throughout the day. Drink 2.2 to 3 liters or about eight glasses of liquid a day.
Eat three healthy meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner); it is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal. It is not about a single meal; it is about a balanced food choice over time that will make a difference! A high-fat lunch could be followed by a low-fat dinner. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables. Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates. We should limit the consumption of total and saturated fats (often coming from foods of animal origin), and completely avoid trans fats; reading the labels helps to identify the sources.
Make sure you move every day. It will boost your mood, your energy, and your health. Exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health, including an increase in lifespan, lowering of risk of diseases, higher bone density, and weight loss. Increase the activity in your life. Nothing like giving the elevator and the escalators a miss. Since they are all around us, we have conveniently forgotten the stairs which improve cardiac health and blood circulation. Try to take the stairs as many times during the day whether at the office, home or the railway or metro stations. Go for alternative exercises. Enjoy a trek over the weekend or go swimming, cycling or walking to work. Join the dance, kickboxing or karate classes to keep the body toned while burning those extra calories.
Sleep has everything to do with health. To maintain your immune resistance, your weight, and your mental health, keep a regular sleep schedule. If you’re an adult, go for 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. Try to wind down naturally around the same time every evening so you’re your body knows it’s time to relax. Taking time off from work and other stressors is essential to your health. Engage in the hobbies that relax you, get out of the house and walk-in nature, hang out with friends and learn some relaxation techniques that you can do in rough moments.
Some diseases don’t show up as symptoms until it is too late. Get regular blood tests for blood sugar, vitamins, and minerals, along with urine tests. More elaborate tests like mammograms (for women), PAP smear (for women), etc. should be done at the recommended intervals. If the test results are not optimal, that means that you can quickly take corrective action. If they are great, that’s fantastic and you can have peace of mind! A little step can change your life, your world. Do start it today itself and Happy New Year to all!