Last week we talked about making organization your resolution for 2016. If you are already an organization aficionado (or you’re still looking for more ways to improve), then we have something else for you to set your sights on this year: improving your health and wellness.
Health and fitness related goals are what a lot of folks set out to accomplish when they create resolutions. Even if you are not looking to completely transform your lifestyle, resolving to improve your health is still a great thing that anyone can do!
Here are 7 easy ways to improve your health and wellness in 2016:
- Walk More. Take advantage of every opportunity to get a few more steps in each day. Choose a new parking spot, opt to walk to a co-worker’s desk to ask questions instead of calling or emailing and go in to get your coffee in the morning instead of going through the drive through. Keep track of your steps and set new step goals by wearing a pedometer.
- Drink More Water. I’m sure you’ve heard the statistic that over 75 percent of your brain is composed of water, so drinking enough of it is essential. Carry a reusable water bottle with you to encourage yourself to drink more water! If you still have trouble getting enough, try adding a burst of fruit to your H2O to boost the flavor.
- Hit the Gym! Exercise can help you reach or maintain a healthy weight as well as strengthen and tone your body. Exercise is also a great way to reduce stress and if you do it in the morning it can get you pumped up for your day! Join a gym close to work so you can go before you start your day or on your lunch break.
- Bring Your Own Lunch. Don’t fall victim to the convenience of fast food as a lunch choice. Bringing your own lunch can help you make healthier choices as well as save money! Opt for a healthy lunch that includes fruits and veggies. Use a lunch container with portions to help you create a balanced meal.
- Stretch at Your Desk. If you work at a desk all day, you’ve probably heard that sitting in a chair for 8+ hours a day can be destructive to your body. Make it a point to take regular stretch breaks. Exercise in your workspace with resistance bands, do a little yoga or take a walk multiple times a day to get your muscles moving.
- Reduce Stress. Stress is associated with a wide array of health issues, although a little stress here and there is impossible to avoid, there are measures you can take to help reduce and manage stress. Try a drinking a warm cup of tea, a stress reliever, or meditating in a quiet place.
- Get Enough Sleep. Sleep deprivation can be very common, but is taxing on our bodies. Make it a point to get an adequate amount of sleep every night and you will find yourself more energized and able to make better health choices throughout the day.
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