It can be difficult to stick to your New Years Resolutions and sometimes your goals are too big or vague. Maybe you didn't even set any New Years Resolutions because you were too busy. Well now is a great time to check in on them or start a new goal today.
One of the most common resolutions centers around how we all want to live a long and healthy life. This requires a combination of healthy habits, positive lifestyle choices, and regular medical check-ups. (Consult with a medical professional before making and drastic lifestyle changes) Here are some key ways to increase your physical, emotional and mental health:
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and maintain a healthy weight.
Regular physical activity can help improve cardiovascular health, maintain muscle mass, reduce stress, and increase overall well-being.
Practice Stress Management
Chronic stress can increase the risk of numerous health problems. Learning stress-management techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga, can help reduce stress levels.
Get Enough Sleep
Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to improve cognitive function, mood, and overall health.
Stay Socially Engaged
Maintaining social connections with friends, family, and community can provide a sense of belonging and support, and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety.
Regular Medical Check-ups
Regular check-ups with a doctor or other medical professional can help detect potential health issues early on and provide opportunities for preventative care.
Remember that healthy habits and lifestyle choices can positively impact your health at any age. It's never too late to start making positive changes to improve your health and well-being.
Set goals based on the SMART Method. Make sure goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relavant, and Time-Bound.
Book Recommendation - Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Podcast Recommendation - Huberman Lab by Andrew Huberman (Tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine)