2019 is almost here, and many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Some of the most popular resolutions involve getting healthier. That might mean diet, exercise or just getting out of the house more often. If you’re looking to start the year off healthier, here are a few easy resolutions you can maintain throughout the year.
Drink More Water
We told you these would be easy! Making a resolution to drink more water is easy to keep and has numerous health benefits. Frankly, it’s amazing what proper hydration means for our bodies. Drinking more water could do everything from helping your skin stay smoother to helping your cardiovascular system. Furthermore, proper hydration can help sore muscles and joints.
On average, it’s recommended that you drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. However, this number might vary from person to person. A good rule to follow is drinking water whenever you feel thirsty. You can also try replacing some of your regular beverages with water throughout the day. Your body will thank you!
Go for a 10-Minute Walk Every Day
Let’s face it, we’re all busy. For many of us, our days are spent bouncing from one activity to the next. This makes it difficult to find time for exercise. However, carving out just ten minutes a day could do wonders for how you feel on a daily basis.
A simple, 10-minute walk could have huge health benefits for both body and mind. Walking has been shown to promote mindfulness, reduce stress and potentially help those with depression. In terms of physical health, walking is a great way to burn calories and stretch your joints. Additionally, there are benefits for your breathing, heart and even your bones!
Stretch Every Morning
Adding a simple stretch session to your morning routine as a simple resolution to help you feel better every single day. As we sleep, our muscles can tighten, leading to a feeling of stiffness the next morning. Stretching out your arms, legs and back is a great way to loosen the muscles and fight fatigue throughout the day.
Stretching can also aid faster injury recovery and promote better flexibility throughout the day. Furthermore, stretching in the morning has been shown to reduce stress, allowing you to tackle all of your responsibilities with ease.
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