Healthy New Year Habits

December 30 2015

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Another year is upon us and with it, another chance to clean up our diets, get back on track and live the healthier, happier life we all strive for and know we deserve! Unfortunately most people set pretty unrealistic goals when choosing their New Year's resolutions and usually don't make it through the month before falling back into their old habits again.

But Don't Fret!!!

Here are six simple habits you can add to your daily routine that will give you the best chance at success and help you stick to your resolutions for longer than a week.

1. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night.

  • Sleeping is one of the most important things we can do. When we get enough sleep, our muscles, joints and connective tissue have time to heal.

2. Eat Real Food.

  • Avoid proccessed, packaged, pre-made or frozen meals at all cost. Try to eat whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean meats, dairy and whole grains.

3. Drink Plenty of Water.

  • Try to drink at least 8 glasses or approx. 2 liters of water throughout the day.

4. Be active for at least 30 minutes a day.

  • This doesn't have to be intense exercise, just get up and move, whether it's walking, jogging, skipping rope or riding a bike to get your blood circulating!

5. Lift something heavy once or twice a week.

  • Resistance training is a great way to improve overall function, increase strength and muscular endurance and help fight the symptoms of osteoperosis and osteoarthritis.

6. Spend more time stretching.

  • The ability to move without pain becomes far more important as we age. Spending an extra few minutes in the morning and / or the evening streching is a great way to keep the body limber and avoid injury.
Article by (Train Online)  |  December 30 2015

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