You’ve only got one body, and taking good care of it can enhance all aspects of your life—your energy levels, your ability to exercise and stay fit, your self esteem, and more! If you haven’t yet set resolutions for the new year, make caring for your health one of them. Here are some tips to get you started.
Eat More Fruits and Veggies
It’s easy to grab for quick, processed foods, but investing time in healthy snacks pays dividends. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables by making them easy to access. Pick a day of the week to slice and bag fresh produce so you can “grab-and-go” when you’re in a hurry—peel and slice cucumbers or peppers (or by the bite-size mini peppers), carrot sticks, fresh pineapple chunks, or jicama. Fruits and veggies are rich in antioxidants which flush harmful toxins from your body.
Go Walking or Cycling
Is there somewhere that you drive to regularly that you can walk or bike to instead? Work? The gym? Save fuel (and the environment) by using foot or pedal power.
Fall in Love with H2O
Increasing your water has many advantages. It can keep skin looking less dry, help energize your muscles, and help with kidney and bowel function. It can also make you feel fuller so you eat less. If you don’t have a trusty water bottle, buy one and keep it with you in the car, on your desk at work or school, and on your nightstand as you settle into bed.
Start with small simple health changes. Even these basic tips can go a long way to keeping you healthier in 2015.