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New Year, New You: 4 Ways To a Healthier You

Posted by Deanna Yudelson on Jan 2, 2018 1:23:50 PM

    

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That time of year is finally here. If you’re working on your New Year’s resolutions, there’s a chance that something amongst the lines of living a healthier lifestyle made it on the list.

But, before you commit to unrealistic expectations of running 10 miles daily at the crack of dawn and swearing off desserts, understand that kind of extreme mentality isn’t necessary. You’re not going to lose the weight you want to shed in the month of January alone, remember the journey to staying healthy is a marathon, not a sprint. Learn our alternatives to leading a healthier lifestyle.

Exercise in Small Intervals, But Consistently

Try setting a measurable goal to exercise for 30 minutes, at least four times a week. When you put a numeric value on something, it makes you more likely to stick to it rather than an ambiguous ambition. Treat your routine like you would an important meeting. Know when, where, and what kind of exercise you’re going to do – then be sure to put it into your calendar so you don’t skip it.

Get Quality Sleep to Reduce Stress

This is easier said than done, but it can become part of your daily lifestyle with discipline. Try setting an alarm to remind you to go to bed that will allow you to sleep for at least 8 hours a day. Often we get so caught up in whatever we’re doing during the evenings that we forget to go to bed in at a decent hour.

Eat a Fruit or Vegetable With Every Single Meal

Eating healthy is also a very ambiguous term, especially when so many companies deceivingly brand themselves as “healthy”. Have a specific preference that you want to change within your diet, and then incorporate into your daily lifestyle.

Exercise in the Cold

Your body uses a significant amount of energy to warm and humidify the air you breathe when you partake in outdoor exercise in the cold. Because your body uses more energy in the cold, you therefore burn more calories than you would in the spring. Be sure to make your workout more pleasant with a pair of warm pugs gloves and a hat!

If summer bodies are made in the winter, then this is your time to hold true to your New Year’s resolutions. You’ll ultimately thank yourself you started taking care of yourself at this time of year once summer rolls around!

 

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