The New Year is finally here, so why not forget your old and bad habits and replace them with new and healthy ones? With the holiday season almost over, it’s high time to think about what you need to do to shed those extra pounds, maintain a healthy weight and live a better life. By starting the year right and keeping healthy habits, you get to enjoy many benefits in the long run.
Here are the top trending healthy habits you need to start and continue doing this 2019.
Start monitoring your health
More often than not, people find themselves sick and seeking medical attention only to learn they have illnesses that already progressed over time. So, start taking care of yourself by starting a health checkup and coming back as advised by your doctor. This way, you get to learn about the potential health risks, monitor and treat any sickness you may have and prevent future illnesses.
Stick to healthy drinks
We already know that hydration is vital, but that doesn’t mean you can only drink water and fruit juices. Other beverages can aid hydration and also offer tons of benefits. Take Green Tea Matcha, for instance. It has more caffeine than your regular green tea but less than black tea and coffee. Many believe it has cancer-fighting abilities, helps boost your energy and mood levels, help prevent many diseases and even encourage weight loss. Steer clear from fizzy and alcoholic drinks.
Reduce your sugar intake
Yes, sugar makes up most of the most delicious and addictive foods available, but did you know that trimming up or stopping your sugar intake altogether helps boost your well-being? Too much sugar intake increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, promotes tooth decay and it even contributes to weight gain and obesity. If you can’t help but stop consuming sugar instantly, it’s best to start reducing your sugar intake and gradually decrease the amount.
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Exercise more and do it regularly
If you love the water, you can go swimming, and if you enjoy exploring nature, you can go on a hike every now and then. If you have enough time to spare each day, an hour trip to the gym is an excellent way to tone your muscles shed some extra weight. Want a relaxing “me time”? You may want to try yoga and pilates and see if it fits your taste.
Getting enough rest is essential for you and your body to function correctly. If you often lack sleep, your stress levels easily rise, you get irritated quickly, you are compromising your ability to concentrate, think and make and retain new memories and it can lead to long-term health issues. So, try to rest and get more sleep often this 2019.
Manage your schedule and add a “me time”
Once you’re able to learn how to manage your time wisely, you can fit all your deadlines and commitments in your schedule. You can even get to give yourself enough me time every once in a while to destress.
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This may be a short list but are enough to get you started living a new and healthier you. Don’t let old habits ruin your life. Start a new beginning by living a healthy and happy life.