New Year’s resolutions originated over 4,000 years ago with the annual custom of making promises to the gods for benevolence. In modern times, New Year resolutions have become promises to oneself for personal improvement.
Below is a list of resolutions for a healthier life. Select a few of them as goals for the New Year to improve your well-being.
Avoid Digital Addiction – Avoid digital addiction by turning off notifications, putting devices away during family time, and setting daily time limits on personal use of email and social media.
Be Active – Do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise several times a week. Get up from your desk at least hourly for a short walk.
Control Stress – Use daily meditation, deep breathing, and journaling to reduce stress. Listen to meditation music before bedtime.
Drink Water – Drink water throughout the day to regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, prevent infections, and keep organs functioning.
Eat Well – Eat a daily diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods.
Get Physical – Stand up when possible while working and take exercise breaks. Go for a walk after meals. Track your activity using a fitness app.
Keep Social – Stay connected with associates, clients, family, and friends with weekly calls and visits. Attend seminars, social gatherings, and religious services.
Limit Screen Time – Take an hourly break to get up from your desk for physical activity and mental rest. Turn off notifications on computers and phones to eliminate distractions.
Seek Help – Avoid work overloads by hiring help on a part-time or temporary basis. Contact health care professionals if you are feeling anxious, sick, or depressed.
Stay Rested Get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Your body needs sleep to consolidate memory, decompress, and rebuild cells.
Use Proper Ergonomics – Be mindful of ergonomics at work. Keep your arms bent at a 90-degree angle. Adjust your monitor so that your eyes are level with the top of it. Consider using a standup desk or get up for frequent walks.
Healthy lifestyles help us feel better, avoid disease, and lengthen our lifespans. Stay well by eating nutritious foods, taking daily walks, and staying socially connected. No matter your age, these tips apply. Most importantly, stay hydrated. According to the lay press, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
Talk to your doctor for more recommendations.
Resolve to adopt healthy habits for a better New Year!
Go out into the world and experience ‘the New Me in 2023!’
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