As the New Year is upon us, this is the perfect time of year to consider the success of 2015 and make new resolutions for 2016. When you are pondering your goals for the New Year, it is a good idea to take a close look at your health. Without good health, nothing else matters! So, set some resolutions that will improve your overall health and wellness. Here are a few ideas that you might consider:
1. Join an Exercise Group
Moving your body is important for overall health, but many people don’t get enough exercise because they don’t enjoy their workout. Find an exercise group that matches your interests, and give yourself the gift of classes or the equipment that you will need to participate. For example, try the dance class that you have been considering, buy snowshoes and find a local group to join, or find a friend to go walking with in the mornings.
2. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are so important for good health, because they are loaded with fiber and nutrients that support the functions in your body. Take some time to read Unravel the Mystery to learn more about how your diet impacts your health. Also, try some of our delicious salad recipes such as a hearty winter salad or a 7-layer salad.
3. Start Your Day with Juice or a Smoothie
A green smoothie or fresh vegetable juice is a great way to jumpstart your day and get you started on the right foot. Get in the habit of drinking a glass of fresh vegetable juice or a fruit smoothie with a handful of greens mixed in. You will enjoy your morning routine, and your body will have the energy that you need to get through the day.
4. Focus on Spiritual and Mental Health
Physical health is only a portion of your overall health. Make sure that you spend time each morning studying the Bible, connecting with God, and working on your mental and spiritual health. These activities will help you to improve yourself on a deeper level so that you can experience higher levels of satisfaction in life.
5. Get Enough Sleep Each Night
Don’t cut yourself short by skimping on sleep. Even if you are stressed about your to-do list or daily responsibilities, it isn’t worth cutting your sleep hours! Take care of your body by making sure that you get 8 hours of sleep every night.