Healthy Tips for Rolling in the New Year

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New Year, new you…right?

It’s the time of year where people are rolling out their special stationary to set their 2018 goals in stone. While New Year resolutions are somewhat controversial in nature, we can all agree on one thing: a brand new year is a great time to reflect on what you’d like to improve upon these next 12 months.

Roll-in the New Year the Healthy Way

At the top of many resolution lists lies the desire to manage weight and strive for better health. Although some specific goals can be lofty, this is generally a healthy goal that all of us should aspire to achieve. Better health gives us longer, happier lives — and that’s definitely something we want to work toward.

How can you ring-in the New Year with your healthiest self in mind? Consider this:

  1. Have a list of health goals you want to achieve
  2. Throw out the junk from last year (food, trash…anything you no longer need)
  3. Re-stock your kitchen with nutritious foods
  4. Make mental health a priority as well as physical health
  5. Schedule a general check-up with your healthcare provider
  6. State your health goals aloud to your family and friends
  7. Create a workout music playlist that motivates you
  8. Reflect on your overall performance in 2017
  9. Build an exercise schedule or routine you can stick to
  10. Know your weight and overall health status

But Remember…

We all start out the year with the best intentions, but it’s only natural for those intentions to slide away from us at times. You don’t have to aim for perfection — only progress.

So long as you are consistently taking steps forward, you should be proud of your performance. No matter your health goals for 2018, we all have one thing in common: we want to improve upon our actions in the past year. There’s always room to learn, discover and do more!

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