A lot of us set amazing goals and made so many promises to ourselves during the ‘new year, new me’ phase. These goals made definitely included some ‘stay healthy’ goals which we know you haven’t been keeping.
We’ve made things easy and broken down ways to stay healthy all year long into
15 simple and actionable steps:
1. Eat more fruits
Beginning each day with a bowl of fruits will give you more energy and improve concentration while making it easier for you to control your weight. You should try this out before the year runs out. Don’t like eating them? Make juices or milk out of them, see how to make cashew nut milk here.
2. Take your sexual health seriously.
You can slide into DMs and shoot shots anyhow you like online, but out here, slide safe. If you’re too shy to buy contraceptives in person, there are online pharmacies that afford you some level of privacy. Please take your sexual health very seriously.
4. Set digital limits.
Technology can stress you out so set boundaries. You don’t always have to respond to all texts immediately or say yes to everything at once. You don’t always have to be “online” whether it’s Instagram or email. Take a break sometimes.
5. Prioritize your mental health.
Monitor your stress levels, plan for rest and relaxation, share your burdens and if you are in need of professional help, do not hesitate to get it.
6. Get a meal plan.
It’s quite affordable depending on your need and will save you from the stress of thinking of what you want to eat. This also helps with your diet.
7. Be proactive about your health.
If you’re ill, never wait for your condition to deteriorate before going to the hospital. Doctors are not magicians and it’s easier to treat you when your medical condition is detected early. Be more cautious about being proactive this year.
8. Get an annual health check.
It helps you know if you’re really healthy and gives you pointers on health conditions to arrest if they exist.
9. Get stronger and fitter.
Start slowly and build up. You don’t have to do 50 at a go and skip a rope 1000 times when you can start small and stay consistent. The important thing is to work out and stay consistent.
10. Lose weight.
This will help you prevent the onset of diabetes and hypertension. A crash diet might not be beneficial in the long run so just try to maintain a healthier diet.
11. Sleep healthier.
Stop forming an insomniac night owl (we hear it’s a cool thing to do now). Adequate sleep is key in preventing stress and aids your decision-making.
12. See a dentist twice a year!
Brushing twice a day isn’t enough to remove all food particles in your build-up germs over time and cause gum inflammation and tooth decay.
13. Drink more water.
Sounds cliché but drinking enough water impacts the amount of energy you have, how hungry you feel, your ability to concentrate, and how quickly you recover from your workout sessions.
14. Spend time outdoors.
Getting some fresh air can do some great things for your health.
Remember, simple consistent steps add up to your overall well-being. Making a few of these tips a part of your life will go a long way in ensuring you stay healthy all year long!
15. Be happy.
Make it a conscious decision. You can actually train your brain to be more optimistic. Being grateful is a great way to start.
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