New Year brings a new chance and vibe to recommit for your well-being. As you enter the New Year and this time, a new decade too, you are excited about taking new chances and risks. You set new professional, health, and life goals and you want to be dedicated to fulfilling them. Most of us have difficulty keeping up with our health goals. They are challenging and you end up giving up the struggle!
You want to eat healthier, but you are tempted by junk food. You want to go to a yoga session but you don’t want to miss an episode of your favorite show on Spectrum TV stream. You want to drink more water but those fizzy drinks are addictive. Well, this year is all about making sensible decisions and sticking to them.
Let’s usher you into 2K20 with boosted motivation and some effective strategies to improve your health and fitness. This year, your first resolution is to focus on goals only!
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Squeeze Out Some Time for Your Favorite Type of Workout
You don’t have to essentially hit the gym and lift for 2 hours straight. The reason why we give up on working out quickly is unrealistic goals. First off, go for the exercise you like. It can be a Zumba run, a yoga session, a jog with your doggo, or even in-home Pilates. Choose the type of exercise you are enthusiastic about. This way you will have fun doing it.
Start with 15 minutes and then go on increasing it to half an hour, an hour, and so on. It’s okay to take baby steps. Just make sure that exercise is an essential part of your daily routine in 2020.
Get Adequate and Quality Sleep
Since we are talking about health goals here, sleep is an essential part of this list. Sleep is one of the most important factors when it comes to your physical and mental health. Your performance in daily chores and challenges will also be affected if you don’t get enough sleep. Also, lack of sleep can increase the risk of a variety of diseases. It can also result in weight gain, escalated stress levels, and increased fatigue. In short, lack of sleep affects the whole body.
Don’t compromise on your sleep and make sure you sleep for at least 8 hours.
Even if you are dedicating long hours to working out every day, you will not be able to maintain your desired health if you are not eating healthy. Make this your first and foremost health goal this year. Consume a full of nutrition and a balanced diet that includes all essential nutrients and vital components. Put in some effort and time to design your meals and stay committed to eating healthy.
Again, don’t be too hard on yourself because being too disciplined right from the start eventually discourages you. Therefore, have at least one cheat day in a week but remember not to go overboard. With time, you will realize the good effects of healthy eating on your overall health and mood and it wouldn’t be hard to stick to healthy eating then for more visit.
Stick to Healthy Snacking
Many people will skip their large meals in the name of dieting but when it comes to snacking, they make very unhealthy choices. And like that wasn’t enough, the timings of those scrumptious snacks are also very unhealthy. One instance is late-night snacking, just before going to bed.
Don’t do this to yourself. Snacking, if done right, can actually help you lose weight. Dedicate some time to meal and snack prep. This will ease up your routine. Some of the healthy snacking options are nuts, seeds, roasted chickpeas, Greek yogurt, peanuts, boiled corn, fruit in a small serving, and so on.
If you are focused to improve your health and stick to a healthy lifestyle, you will be able to do this. Keep telling yourself that you want to be fitter and healthier in 2020.
Try to Avoid Stress
Modern lifestyles are so hectic that they get overwhelming and challenging. Stuck between domestic and official commitments, it is common to have anxiety and stress. But this can lead to serious health issues eventually. Stress impacts your performance and daily activities.
You can effectively combat stress if you work out regularly. It is perhaps the most effective yet natural way to avoid stress. If your routine is choked, squeeze out a few minutes for warm-up exercises at least. Consider going for a morning walk as it is one of the most powerful ways to combat stress. Make some time for yourself and spend some quality time doing the things you love. It can be spending time with your pet, reading a few snippets from your favorite author’s new book, or watching an entertaining show on your Spectrum channel lineup!
Stay healthy and happy!