Tips on How to Start The Year Healthy.

Posted by Fernanda Silva on

It's the beginning of a new year; for many, it's time for a fresh start. But if you're not thrilled about another round of New Year's resolutions, we are here to tell you that there are plenty of other ways to kickstart your health. In this blog post, we'll show you how we can use the month of January as an opportunity to make positive changes in our lives—and why they might be more important than ever before.

Productive resolutions are where it's at. New beginnings are exciting, and the best place to start is with yourself! A new year is just around the corner, and you can be part of a new beginning for yourself. It's about time to stop bad habits and embrace the good ones. Put the bad behind you and create a new healthy New Year resolution. 

Out with the Old, In with the New

New Year's resolutions are a great way to start the year on the right foot, and we're sure you've heard your fair share of "don'ts" regarding them. Some people believe they're pointless or a waste of time; others say they're too hard to stick with. However, if you approach them mindfully and with care, they can be quite beneficial.

The first thing that should be done when setting new goals is to reflect on your past so you can learn from it - what went well? What didn’t go as planned? What could be improved upon? Once you've taken stock of where you are now, it's time to brainstorm exactly where you'd like to go forward into the new year (and beyond).

Make sure whatever goals or resolutions that have been set are realistic – don't set yourself up for failure! If things are being worked on in groups or teams at work or school, then sharing those goals with others will help hold each other accountable for them being met.

What is the most common New Year’s Resolution?

According to studies, 25% of people are likely to make New Year's resolutions. The most common resolution is “to lose weight,” and the second most common resolution is “to get organized.”

Why do people make resolutions?

People who have made a New Year resolution and didn't keep it always blame themselves or their lack of willpower for not reaching their goal. However, research shows that it's more about the way you set your goals than anything else. It's important to remember that success isn't achieved overnight; small steps taken over time help lead you toward achieving your ultimate goal.

You may have heard the saying "out with the old, in with the new," and that's exactly what happens at the start of a New Year. People often resolve to improve their lives by making resolutions, which are goals or personal commitments they've set for themselves.

The most common New Year resolutions to lose weight while quitting smoking and spending less money on alcohol are also popular. Other common resolutions include starting a new hobby, learning a language, and improving relationships with friends and family.

How about taking a more holistic approach this year? It is time to make a resolution to improve your mental health.

For those of us who live fast-paced, stressful lives, it’s important to take a moment now and then to focus on our mental health. With the new year just around the corner, why not start taking care of your mind and body?

It’s time to get into shape. But what does that mean? For some people, it’s about getting toned abs or losing weight; for others, it could be gaining muscle mass or improving their flexibility and balance. Whatever goal(s) you have set for yourself this year – remember that exercise has many benefits beyond looking good! 

Exercise has been shown to improve mood, lower stress levels, and even boost immunity by boosting our production of natural killer cells (NK). So invest some time in finding an activity that works for you – from swimming laps at the gym to yoga classes with friends – whatever gets your heart pumping is worth doing! And if nothing else: walking around outside for 20 minutes without cell phone distractions it will do wonders!

Exercise can boost endorphins, help you sleep better, and improve your mental health and well-being. It's a great way to improve your mental health. It can help you sleep better, boost endorphins and improve your overall mental well-being.

Exercise is also one of the best ways to manage stress. Many people find that when they exercise regularly, they feel calmer and more in control of their emotions than before they started exercising. Studies have shown that regular exercise can even lower depression levels in people with mild depression, who may not be taking medication for it.

Exercising helps boost endorphins - chemicals in the brain which make us feel good by making us happy! When we exercise, these chemicals are released, making us feel happier and less anxious about life stresses such as exams/work, etc.

Mental Health 

Mental health is just as important as physical health. There are many ways you can improve your mental wellness:

  • Talk to someone about how you're feeling. Whether it's a friend, family member, or professional, talking helps! 

  • Make sure to get enough sleep every night so that your mind has enough time to wind down from whatever happened during the day before bedtime hits!

  • Think about what makes you happy in life and do more of those things! 

  • Find hobbies or activities that make you smile every day, like listening to music or dancing.

Wellness tips for the new year

Now that you have a better idea of what you want to do in the new year, it's time to start making plans. The first step is to keep track of your progress. A great way to do this is using an app such as My Fitness Pal or Fitbit. Keeping a record of how much weight you’ve lost or how many miles you’ve run will make it easier for you to stay motivated and on track with your goals.

Another thing that helps maintain motivation is getting good sleep each night. According to WebMD, "the National Sleep Foundation reports that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep every night." Try going to bed earlier to get enough hours and help regulate hormones responsible for hunger levels throughout the day (which will also help maintain motivation).

When starting with any goal, it’s also important that we set realistic expectations for ourselves instead of trying something too advanced for our current skill level, like running marathons when we can barely jog around our neighborhood block without collapsing from exhaustion afterward! 

Strength in Numbers

One of the best ways to make a positive change is by joining a community of people who share your goal.

Finding others who share your passions and interests can be challenging, but it’s worth it! Having someone to talk about your ups and downs with, or even just someone to motivate you when you feel like giving up. Finding a community that supports healthy living can help keep everyone accountable and on track. There are many types of communities: support groups, family members and friends, online forums…the list goes on! Here are some examples:

  • Weight loss groups: These are often led by health professionals or other experts in the field (for example, “Weight Watchers”). They offer group meetings in person and online tools, so you don’t have to feel alone on this journey. They also offer lots of different activities for fun ways to stay active!

  • Running clubs: If running is your thing, joining a club might be just what the doctor ordered! Most towns have at least one club, which lists them all out geographically so that finding one near you should be easy enough - they usually meet once per week at parks around town where they run together as opposed to training indoors which helps keep costs down while still being safe.

It's More Than Fitness

It's more than fitness. It's about wellness, mental health, and nutrition too. In other words, it's about living a healthy lifestyle. You may have already turned over a new leaf and are ready to continue. You may need help figuring out where to start or inspiration for self-improvement goals for 2023. Either way, here's how to make this year your healthiest yet:

  • Get psyched: You can't just make one change at a time—you need an overall plan of attack that will help keep the momentum going all year long (and long after). For example, if losing weight is your goal, then figure out what that looks like by writing down what meals look like on paper. And maybe set some small milestones along the way—like working up to running five miles instead of taking it all on at once!

  • Get informed: Reading up on strategies and tactics that work helps cement good habits into place so they become second nature later on down the road when cravings hit hard during stressful times or when life generally gets hectic!

Take a Break!

You've worked hard all year, and now it's time to take a break. Reducing your stress and taking care of yourself will help you get into the right mindset for making better choices in the coming year.

So, how do you make sure that you're taking a break? Here are some ways:

  • Unplug from social media. Sometimes people say they're going to "unplug" from something, but then they just keep their phone on them so they can check for notifications or whatever else is happening online. You may need to turn off your phone or computer when you want to disconnect (and this might mean turning off any alerts or other notifications). We recommend doing this while watching a movie with friends or family; just turn off everything else! If someone texts or calls during a designated "no-phone time," ignore it until later...or maybe forever!

The new year is a great time to start something new.

The new year is a great time to start something new. Whether you want to lose weight, gain more confidence, or spend more time with your family, the next 365 days are a blank slate. And that’s what makes it so exciting!

The new year is a time for reflection and planning for the future. Think about your life and evaluate where you are now – what worked in 2018? What didn't work? Were there any big changes that happened? How have these affected your life over this past year (for better or worse)? Do these changes have anything to do with how productive or happy you feel now?

Why not use the opportunity of the New Year as a chance to start fresh and take control of your life?

You’re likely to hear about resolutions from those around you, so it’s worth thinking about yours before everyone else gets in on the act. It’s not just about achieving something big, like losing weight or running a marathon – resolutions can be small but significant changes too. So whether it’s learning how to cook healthy meals from scratch, cutting back on alcohol, or taking yoga classes once a week, there are plenty of options for getting started with new habits!

There is no right or wrong approach to improving yourself. Take what works for you and leave the rest. Starting slowly can help change your life in small but significant ways that will turn into big changes if you stick to them. If you are keen to change in the new year, start at the beginning. Start by taking one step.

We hope we’ve inspired you to start the new year with tips on making your resolutions stick!

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