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Tips for Improving Your Health in the New Year
January 21, 2021 | by kevin gardner, guest contributor
A recent study found that approximately 75% of American adults claim they are making New Years’ resolutions for 2021. One of the most common resolutions people make at the start of a New Year involves losing weight and getting healthy. While getting healthy is a great goal to have, it's one that tends to fall by the wayside sooner rather than later.
Taking the time to develop a plan on how to make your healthy New Years’ resolution a reality is important. Failing to do this can result in a variety of problems that may knock you off course. Are you trying to get healthy in 2021? If so, consider the helpful information in this article.
Having a Sleep Routine is Important
A good night’s sleep is something most people take for granted. When sleep issues start to surface, you will have to find a way to address them in a hurry. The longer you allow insomnia to rob you of much-needed rest, the harder it will be to get healthy. There are a variety of problems that can lead to a long stretch of sleepless nights.
If you are trying to solve sleep-related problems, you need to develop and follow a sleep routine. Many people make the mistake of taking electronic devices into their bedrooms. This usually leads to the inability to get to sleep at night. This is why you need to remove your cell phone from your bedside table when trying to get on the other side of sleep problems.
You also need to go to bed at the same time every night. Making these small changes can help you get the quality sleep you need to greet the day with vigor and a high level of motivation.
Altering Your Diet
The biggest problem most Americans have is consuming a steady diet of unhealthy foods and drinks. Putting these unhealthy substances into your body can make you feel lethargic and can lead to significant weight gain. Rather than entering a New Year with the same unhealthy diet, you need to make some changes. Eating healthy proteins and a large helping of vegetables can help you lose weight and feel better. The key is to take baby steps, it's the drastic overhauls that are a recipe for failed follow through.
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As you start to make changes to your diet, you need to consider incorporating certain supplements into your daily routine. If you are concerned about your gut health, then a supplement like Prebiothrive is a great investment. Saving money on this supplement is easy if you use this Prebiothrive coupon code.
Focus on Getting Mentally Healthy
People focus so much time and attention on getting physically fit that they fail to realize the importance of caring for their mental health. In the New Year, make a list of the things that cause you anguish and that deter you from being mentally healthy. One area that can wreak havoc on our mental/emotional well-being, yet is easy enough to remove, is social media. While social media is a great place to connect with friends and family members, it is also full of negativity.
In the past few years, the state of the country and politics have driven people apart. If you are tired of feeling angry and disappointed when looking at social media, take a break for a while. By taking a break from social media, you can focus your attention on things that actually matter in life. During this time, consider taking on a new hobby or volunteering with local charities.
Quitting social media, even for a short time, will be difficult at first. If you currently spend lots of time on social media, you need to start weaning yourself off of this digital addiction now. As time goes by, you will start to forget about social media. For some people, taking a break from social media is the best decision they have made in years.
Are You Ready to Greet the New Year?
If you follow the tips in this article, you should have no problem getting healthy in the New Year.
Kevin Gardner graduated with a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from UCLA. He works as a business consultant for InnovateBTS where he helps companies integrate technology to improve performance. He shares his knowledge and expertise not only with his clients but with his fellow bloggers and readers.