The New Year is upon us, which means New Year’s resolutions meant to improve health are also here. Many of us come up with health-related resolutions to lose a crazy amount of weight or eat healthier by following outrageous diets that we tell ourselves we will see through to completion. But sadly, every year resolutions go unfinished and get shoved into the next year’s resolution list. No need to put ourselves down or set ourselves up for failure. Here are five easy ways that will help you improve your health this year without having to suffer through difficult resolutions.
SleepMany of us neglect to sleep the appropriate number of hours our bodies need to function at peak performance. It is recommended that every adult gets 7-9 hours of sleep each night. During sleep, your body takes the chance to recuperate and stabilize so that you are ready to tackle the next day. You will be more mentally and physically healthy once you start getting enough sleep every night.
HydrateDrinking water sounds like a no-brainer. However, many people do not consume enough water each day. Limiting your intake makes it harder for your body to regulate itself and stay healthy. Every function of the body relies on water. Without an appropriate amount of water, you become dehydrated which can result in headaches, exhaustion, and muscle cramps.
Start a Healthy DietStarting a healthy diet goes a long way to help improve health. Try to stay away from fad diets that eliminate too much of one basic thing your body needs. Make sure that your body is getting the right amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and calories.
Take a WalkIf you are not exercising every day, taking a walk is one of the best ways to start or add exercise to your day. Give yourself about 10 minutes each day to take a brisk walk and get your body moving. By doing this you will be on your way to improving your health by engaging your muscles and building strength.
This might seem like a silly concept, but going outside can have many positive effects on the mind and body. By stepping outside, you are taking in natural vitamin D from sunlight and breathing fresh air. Fresh air and sunlight go a great distance in improving many people’s moods and stress levels.