Holiday Resolutions for a Healthier Start

A new year often signifies a fresh start for many people. For some, this means setting health goals, such as losing weight, following a healthier diet, and starting an exercise routine. But what makes a healthy resolution for the new year rank the best? When it’s one that you actually achieve! 

More often, the health and wellness resolutions chosen are highly restrictive and unsustainable, leading most people to break their resolutions within a few weeks. To make the work, it’s important to make resolutions that can not only improve health but also be followed for life.

Indulge in more whole foods: Whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and fish, contain a plethora of nutrients that your body needs to function at an optimal level. Also it’s one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to improve overall health.

Move more: Making a resolution to sit less is an easy and attainable resolution that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. Sitting too much can have negative effects on health.

Cut down sweetened beverages: Sugary drinks are linked to an increased risk of obesity, fatty liver, heart disease, insulin resistance, and cavities in both children and adults. Hence, cutting them is a smart idea.

Exercise regularly: This year make it easy by building physical activity into your daily routine. Take the stairs when possible, play with your kids or pets, do a chore each day.

Get quality sleep: There are many reasons why people don’t get enough sleep, so it’s important to focus on your schedule and lifestyle to determine the best ways to improve sleep quantity and quality.

Practice self-care: For people with busy schedules and limited time, making a resolution to engage in self-care may take some planning. However, it’s well worth the time investment.

Try choosing just one goal or theme to focus on for the year, then set small achievements for each month. It’ll all add up to lifelong positive changes by the end of the year.


Sources: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/realistic-new-years-resolutions#6.-Take-more-me-time-and-practice-self-care

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/healthy-holidays/10-best-health-resolutions-to-make-in-the-new-year

Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.