Why a healthy resolution is the best resolution!
The hustle and bustle of the holiday gatherings, cookie-swaps, late-night shopping trips and days of traveling are now behind us. Many of us are dreaming of a calmer start to 2015 and have ideas on how to make the year a great one.
Set a goal that is attainable. According to an article by Forbes.com, “Just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolutions.”
We suggest making these small adjustments on your road to a healthier you:
- Decrease your stress – set aside time to relax, sleep and socialize.
- Go outside more often – it can boost your immune system and your mood!
- Be active – set aside time each day for physical activity. The American Heart Association suggests that adults need at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise.
- Volunteer – your happiness increases when you are helping others!
- Listen to music more often – it can encourage sound sleep, boost your mood and reduce anxiety.
- Get more sleep – good sleep can help your mood, memory, alertness, learning and has numerous health benefits! A lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
- Travel – is there a better way to feel more rejuvenated and replenished?!
So, start small. Rather than reinventing yourself in the New Year with diets and extremes, aim for an overall healthier you in 2015!