This year has been like a wild roller coaster ride for everyone and it’s finally coming to an end. You don’t know what the coming year has in store for you and you don’t have control over it but what you can control is the state of your health. You have the choice to be fit and in good condition this coming year. Here are 21 tips for a healthy happy 2021:
Keep your hands clean
Washing your hands properly and keeping them clean is probably one of the top health advice in 2020. As the new year enters, keeping your hands clean is still at the top of health tips to prevent the spreading of germs and ensure your health and safety.
Be it due to being lazy or having a deskbound job, a number of people sit more than they move. Too much sitting can have an adverse effect on your health. Do a 5-minute walk for every hour you spend sitting. You can also walk for 15-30 minutes a day to stay healthy.
Don’t forget to drink lots of water
The body needs water to make it work properly as 60% of the body is made up of water. The level of water in the body is lessened every time you defecate, urinate, perspire, and breathe. This is why you need to replenish the lost water by drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water.
Eat lots of fish, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eating these healthy foods can help you stay in good shape.
Get a good sleep every night
Adequate sleep plays an essential role in your general health. Lack of sleep can lead to depression, weight gain, and heart ailments.
Cut down your sugary drink consumption
Reducing your sweetened drinks intake can help reduce the risks of having cavities, fatty liver, obesity, and heart disease.
Reduce your salt intake
Eating too much salt can lead to high blood pressure and having high blood pressure increases the risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Cutting down on salt helps in lowering your blood pressure,
Start on a physical activity you like
There are people who buy exercise equipment or become members of a dance studio or gym as part of their resolution to be healthy in the coming year. Most of the time these are wasted because they don’t have the time, patience or they just don’t like it. Find an activity or exercise that you enjoy, fits your needs, and suits your lifestyle
Schedule more “me time” this coming year
Take some time for yourself and do the things you like to do, make you happy, and make you feel relaxed.
Eat home-cooked meal more often
Research shows that eating a home-cooked meal frequently can improve diet quality and prevent obesity.
Limit gadget usage
People nowadays rely on their computers or phones to work or get entertained. Some studies revealed that using electronic devices too much is linked to anxiety, loneliness, and depression.
Relax through meditation
Meditation has been proven to boost mental health. It helps you improve your focus, reduce stress, and clear the mind.
Cut down on processed or packed foods
Readily available foods are convenient and tasty but you are not sure what they contain. Most of the time, these are high on sugar, salt, and trans fat.
Think before going on a diet
Is the new diet you want to try easy to follow? Is it too restrictive? Going on and off a diet is harmful to both your mental and physical health. It can even cause you to gain more weight than the weight you lost while dieting. Instead of going on another diet, try eating healthy foods and exercise regularly.
Have a well-stocked fridge and pantry
Having your fridge and pantry well-stocked with vegetables, fruits, and other healthy food will help you stick to cooking healthy meals at home. It will stop you from ordering takeout or cooking highly processed food.
Using natural products on your skin and at home can have a significant impact on your health as well. A study showed that exposure to chemicals at home poses potential health risks.
Lessen alcohol intake
Moderate drinking is OK but too much alcohol intake has been proven to have an adverse effect on how the brain operates. It also affects the heart, liver, and other major organs.
Everyone knows that smoking is bad and no matter how much you try to be healthy, all your efforts are wasted if you smoke. Smoking causes cancer of the esophagus, lungs, kidneys, and heart ailments.
Mindfulness is a must
Being mindful can help your mind and body relax and lower your stress levels. Mindfulness is being exceedingly aware of all your feelings at that exact moment.
Take supplements that can boost your health
Another way to improve your health is by taking health supplements such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other substances that can be beneficial to your health.
Regular visits to your doctor
Don’t miss appointments with your doctor. Take scheduled tests and vaccinations. Pay your doctor a visit when you feel something is off.
Follow these tips to make your 2021 Healthy and Happy! May you all have a Happy New Year!
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