Healthy Habits in the New Year
Happy New Year! The start of the new year is typically accompanied by creating resolutions to ensure a happy and healthy year ahead. Creating and maintaining healthy habits can protect you from serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, while also helping to increase your energy and mood.
We’ve curated a list of healthy habits to improve your health and well-being in this new year:
It can be quite easy to forget to drink water, especially when bogged down by a busy schedule. Drinking 2.7 liters of water for women, and 3.7 liters for men, will keep you from being dehydrated and help you be more productive throughout the day.
Creating good sleep habits can help you get a better night’s sleep. Some habits that can improve your sleep health include being consistent with the time you go to sleep, being in a quiet and relaxing room free from distractions, and avoiding large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.
Eating healthier does not mean eating less, it means changing the types of foods you eat. By eating various fruits, vegetables, fats, and grains, your body will have more energy which will help you be more productive throughout your day. If you are in need of nutrition assistance, check out our previous article with information about local food banks and pantries near you.
Having a positive outlook can help change and maintain healthy habits. Boost your mindset through meditation, journaling, limiting screen time, making your bed every day, or doing something you enjoy. Changing minor daily habits can significantly improve your mood!