As 2016 comes to end, many people are already thinking about ways they can make 2017 the best year of their life. Many of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions involve health. Even though less than half of people stick to their New Year’s resolutions, it is worth working extra hard to make sure you keep your health goals. Simple changes can potentially improve your health and overall life. Below are some examples of New Year’s Resolutions that can improve your health:
Drink More Water
If you normally drink a lot of sodas and sugary beverages, then you may want to consider cutting back and drinking more water. Water helps control your calorie intake, which can greatly benefit you if you are trying to lose weight. Water helps you reduce the amount of calories you consume by curbing your appetite. It can also increase your metabolism. Additionally, healthier skin and hair are other ways you can benefit from drinking water.
Smoking is one of the most dangerous health habits you can have. It does not offer any benefits and greatly increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and autoimmune diseases. It can also interfere with your fertility. Even though this is one of the most difficult habits to break, putting down the cigarettes is worth it. Not only will you protect your health, but you will also save money.
Walk 30 Minutes Every Day
Many people make a New Year’s resolution to join the gym. That is why gyms are typically packed at the beginning of January, but they start to thin out by the beginning of February. However, you can get in shape without even going to the gym. You can kickstart a healthy, active lifestyle by setting a goal to walk 30 minutes every day. Walking helps control your weight, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. It can also help you improve your flexibility and pain if you suffer from arthritis.