Now is the perfect time to sit down and come up with a list of New Year’s resolutions – a list of things you’d like to improve about yourself in the year to come.
Deciding to follow a healthy lifestyle is always a good idea, regardless of the time of the year, but now you have the official reason to start thinking about it. Whatever your motives are, here are some of the best healthy lifestyle trends to follow in 2017.
If your job is forcing you to sit all the time, make sure you get up every half an hour, stretch out, or go out for a walk. Also, consider getting an ergonomically designed chair to support your lower back, evoke good posture, and reduce stress sitting adds to your spine. Mind your posture and your back will be thankful!
Get up earlier and go to bed earlier
Everybody knows that a good night sleep is essential if you want to look fresh and healthy. But, there’s a reason why it is called “a good night sleep” – it’s connected to our circadian rhythm – a 24-hour cycle in the physiological processes.
That’s why you’ll have a better quality of sleep at night and, what’s even better – you’ll wake up earlier and have just enough time to make your mornings productive.
Drink lemon water in the morning
Lemons are packed with vitamin C and potassium, so drinking lemon water in the morning gives your body a chance to absorb these precious nutrients better.
Besides, it’s good for digestion, especially if you keep the water lukewarm. It’s like a natural flush and a great way to hydrate your body. In the end, sourness of the lemon will help you rouse easily, so try to avoid adding sugar.
There’s no better decision you could make for your physical and mental health than to start working out regularly. Supply yourself with good gym wear and find out what kind of exercise suits you the best.
Sign up for a gym membership, go for a swim every morning, or simply jog around the block – either one will have amazing consequences to your body and your mind.
According to science, travelling is good for your health. Specifically, active travel can lower health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes, depression levels, and so on.
Besides, traveling abroad, exploring new cultures, and meeting different people is proven to boost your motivation and reduce stress levels, so it’s really a win-win situation here. Grab your passport because you have nothing to lose but so much to gain.
Learn new languages
Learning a foreign language is like an exercise for your brain – it improves your memory, increases an attention span, and boosts your cognitive abilities.
Furthermore, it’s a great addition to your resume, so it might be beneficial for multiple spheres of your life. If you’re too lazy to enroll in an actual course, try to do it by yourself or join a conversational club – it’s a great way to meet people with similar interests.
Meditate and focus on what really is important
Body acceptance is one of the latest wellness trends and there’s a good reason behind it. People are becoming more aware of the fact that what’s on the inside is the only thing that matters.
Meditation, avoiding toxic people and relationships, and focusing on the things that make you happy are some of the simplest ways to achieve your inner peace and feel happier in general.
Be tolerant of yourself and others
Being mindful about other people’s behaviour and becoming a more tolerant person should be everyone’s lifetime goal, but what’s even more important is that you learn to be tolerant of yourself.
Allow yourself to make a mibehaviort’s only human nature – and learn to see your mistakes as gaining experience. Don’t be so hard on yourself – on the contrary, make sure you congratulate and treat yourself from time to time, for the sake of your mental health.
Make these healthy lifestyle trends a part of your New Year’s resolutions list, but don’t forget about it once the holiday euphoria stops. Turn these into habits and you’ll surely have a super healthy 2017.