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Easy Health Resolutions for a Better You

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reset and make some positive changes in your life. While it’s easy to get carried away with lofty goals, making small changes can really go a long way. This year, consider choosing an easy health resolution that will help you feel better both physically and mentally. Not sure what to choose? We’ve compiled a list of simple physical and mental health resolutions that you can incorporate into your daily routine without feeling overwhelmed. Get ready to take charge of your health!

Physical Health Resolutions

When it comes to health resolutions, physical health often takes center stage. And why not? Our physical well-being forms the foundation of our overall health and vitality. By making small changes to our daily routine we can support a number of aspects of physical health, including heart health, metabolism, immunity, cognitive function, and overall physical well-being. 

1. Take the Stairs
Opting for the stairs instead of the elevator may seem like a small change, but it can lead to many health benefits. Choosing stairs over elevators increases physical activity levels, promotes cardiovascular health, and contributes to overall physical fitness. So, in the coming year, anytime you have a choice, choose the stairs instead of the elevator. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll feel the benefits of this simple yet effective New Year’s resolution. 

2. Drink More Water
Adequate hydration is essential for physical health, bodily functions, and overall well-being. Proper hydration supports the proper functioning of every system within the body while also promoting skin health, increasing energy levels, and supporting the body’s natural detoxification process. So this year, make it a resolution to increase your water intake by a little bit each week so you can experience all the benefits that proper hydration has to offer. 

3. Walk Every Day
Daily walking is a simple yet effective way to improve physical activity, cardiovascular health, weight management, muscle strength, joint flexibility, and overall physical well-being. Plus, by incorporating daily walks into our routine, you not only enhance physical health but also mental well-being, emotional health, and stress reduction. So this year, set aside time every day to put on your walking shoes, step outside, and enjoy the benefits of this amazingly simple health resolution. 

4. Take a Daily Supplement
In addition to healthy eating, incorporating a daily supplement into your routine can go a long way toward supporting your physical health. Find a natural, whole foods-based supplement that will help provide your body with an array of vital nutrients, and then add it into an established part of your daily routine so you don’t forget to take it. We know it may sound too simple to be effective, but ensuring your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to function by adding an effective supplement to your routine will go a long way toward helping you look and feel your best in the coming year. 

5. Go to Sleep at the Same Time Every Night
Sleep plays a vital role in our overall physical and mental health. Establishing a regular sleep routine that has you going to bed at the same time every night can have a profound impact on your well-being. Consistency in sleep schedule improves physical and emotional health, helps regulate body weight, and reduces chronic stress. Adequate sleep is also associated with better mental health and improved cognitive function. Creating a sleep hygiene routine, such as avoiding screen time before bed and creating a calming sleep environment, can make it easier to fall asleep at night while also contributing to a better night of rest. So, make it a resolution to prioritize your sleep schedule as part of healthy lifestyle changes for the upcoming year.

Mental Health Resolutions

While physical health is important, mental health is equally crucial for your overall well-being. Your mental health affects every aspect of your life, from your emotional well-being to your ability to cope with stress and make healthy lifestyle changes. By prioritizing mental health resolutions in the coming year, you can nurture your emotional well-being, improve mental clarity, and enhance overall happiness and life satisfaction.

1. Limit Screen Time
In today’s digital age, screen time has become increasingly prevalent and whether you realize it or not, it may be impacting your mental well-being. Making a resolution to limit screen time, especially the time you spend on social media, throughout the day can help improve your quality of sleep, enhance your ability to manage stress, improve your work-life balance, create space for more enriching activities, and allow more time for face-to-face social interactions, which will all directly impact your mental health. With that in mind, take control of your screen time this coming year and be amazed by the impact it can have on your mental well-being.  

2. Keep a Journal
Keeping a journal is an easy way to nurture your mental health because it gives you a safe space to process your emotions, dive into self-reflection, and let go of things that may be causing unnecessary stress or anxiety. Regular journaling can help improve mental clarity, emotional resilience, and overall mental well-being. Plus, it also allows you to track patterns of behavior, emotional triggers, and personal growth. By making a resolution to journal regularly this year, you will be committing to leveraging a tool that can be transformative for your mental and emotional well-being. 

3. Make Your Bed
Making your bed may seem like a simple task, but it can have a significant impact on the way you feel each day. A tidy bed creates a sense of order and accomplishment, setting a productive tone for the day ahead. This simple task positively influences mental clarity, focus, and overall productivity throughout the day while also promoting routine, stability, and a visually calming and organized space. This year, resolve to start your day on the right foot by making your bed. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you will feel the difference it makes. 

4. Experience Nature
Spending time in nature has a profound impact on our mental health, reducing stress, promoting mental well-being, and enhancing overall mental clarity and cognitive function. Immersing ourselves in nature regularly provides emotional revitalization, stress relief, and a sense of mindfulness and grounding. Whether it’s a walk in the park, a hike in the mountains, or simply sitting by a body of water, connecting with nature rejuvenates our mental state, promoting tranquility and peace, which is why experiencing the transformative power of nature as often as possible makes for a fantastic resolution if you are looking to support your mental health this year. 

5. Meditate for 5 Minutes Every Day
Even just five minutes of daily meditation can have a profound impact on your mental health by helping you clear your mind, reduce stress, and find emotional balance. Regular meditation is known to enhance self-awareness, emotional resilience, and overall mental well-being. It serves as a mental reset, allowing you to step away from the chaos of life, relax, and gain mental clarity. So, make it a resolution this year to incorporate at least five minutes of meditation into your daily routine so that you can experience the benefits of this simple yet powerful practice.

Live the #NewEarthLife

Making small changes to your daily routine can have a big impact on your overall health and well-being, which is why choosing simple, actionable health resolutions is part of what we call living the #NewEarthLife. So go ahead, join us in the endeavor to better health by choosing easy resolutions that will help you prioritize your physical and mental health in the coming year. 

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