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2017 Resolutions – Make This Your Healthiest Year!

Looking forward to a New Year and a healthier you?

You hold the pen to your 365 day chapter and you have the power to make your story play out how you want it to.

Need some help finding resolution ideas?
We have a few ideas for you!

  • Start meditating: Scientific studies show that meditating offers many benefits. Meditating reduces stress, lessens anxiety, improves mood, and even increases the old gray matter (brain) which is involved in muscle control, decision making, and self control. And once you start meditating, you will find it’s relaxing and easy to do.
  • Have a daily “Healthy Hour”: Devote one hour a day to YOU. You deserve at least 365 hours a year out of the 8,760 hours in 2017 for your health. It’s the least you can do for yourself.
  • Get outdoors more (weather permitting, of course): Walking outdoors or just spending time getting natural Vitamin D is a great way to boost your immune system, creativity, and happiness!
  • Drink more water: Flush your body of toxins and give your cells what they crave!
  • Journal: Some people write a business plan – write a health plan! Once you jot your ideas, goals, and wishes down, you will be more motivated to turn that plan into reality.
  • Stop procrastinating: it stresses you out when you have things that need to be done, and you never get around to doing them. Make this year more stress free by doing the things you promise yourself you will.
  • Begin a healthy hobby: Start walking with a friend, take a water aerobics class, do something that involves getting healthy and find someone you enjoy doing it with!
  • Eat less: There are many reasons why we should watch our calories. Obviously, losing weight is one of them because being overweight causes numerous health issues (diabetes, heart disease, cancers, and more).
  • Be gentler on yourself. You can’t make lifelong changes in a day. You will have days where you excel at your goals and days where you feel like throwing in the towel — but don’t. The longer you incorporate healthy habits into your life, the more likely they are to become second nature.
  • Smile more

What are some of the resolutions you have made for yourself in 2017? Comment below — we would love to hear them!

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Healthy Habits for a Naturally Healthy YOU!

Looking for ways to create healthy habits that don’t require you to be strictly disciplined? Whether you apply all of these, or just a few, here are some habits we should all strive to have.

  • Don’t shop on an empty stomach. You know what happens when you go to the grocery store and you’re hungry. EVERYTHING looks good and you will end up buying unhealthy items that you will later regret eating.

  • Cut back on sugar. It has no nutrients, no protein, and contains nothing that is good for your health.

  • Keep healthy snacks like fruit, veggies, nuts, or Greek yogurt at work so you won’t feel the need to make unhealthy choices.

  • Listen to your body. If you feel pain, your body is telling you something is wrong. This doesn’t mean you need to make a hospital visit every time you feel something unusual, but be attuned to your body.

  • Wash your hands often. It sounds obvious but this is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and passing sickness along to others. You’ll stay well and avoid missing healthy activities.

  • Sleep. Sleeping is essential for both physical and mental health. Aim for 6-8 hours of zzzzz’s every night. Plus science shows good sleep keeps you slimmer!

  • Always wear your seatbelt. Always.

  • Drink water. Keep a large bottle at your desk or wherever you spend the majority of your time and stay hydrated. Water hydrates our organs and our brains, increasing alertness and keeping your cravings at a minimum.

  • Stop being hard on yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. Strive to do better than you were yesterday when it comes to your health.

  • It’s all the little things that matter. Congratulate yourself each night for a day well-lived!

What are some of your favorite health tips?

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