With the start of a new year, we are all thinking of ways to improve our lives and reach personal goals. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions related to health, such as eating better, losing weight, or exercising more. Although it can be challenging to stick to resolutions long-term, here are a few that offer great benefits.
Tips from the Pain Management Specialists: Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
Eat Breakfast Every Day
Breakfast is traditionally thought to be the most important meal of the day. A healthy and balanced breakfast will regulate metabolism, stabilize blood sugar levels, and control appetite for the rest of the day. It also helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Aim to eat a balanced breakfast with high-fiber foods like whole grains, fruits, and protein from eggs or a yogurt smoothie. Eating healthy food at every meal will help you to feel full faster and longer.
Reduce Processed Foods
Processed foods are boxed or canned foods that include large amounts of sugar, salt, artificial flavors, and preservatives. They are also typically high in calories. Reducing processed foods is an excellent way to jump-start your weight loss journey. It also improves your heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Instead, eat foods as close to their natural state as possible.
Exercise Every Day
Exercise is excellent for your health and clears your mind all in 30 minutes a day. Don’t like the gym? Incorporate it into your routine – take the stairs or park further away and walk to your car. You can make it a family affair – go sledding or ice skating. It can be easy; find something that works for you.
Water is the most critical nutrient for your body to function correctly. It is the only substance we drink that contains no calories. It carries nutrients, regulates temperature, and transports waste out of the body. Therefore, keeping yourself hydrated is very vital to maintaining your health. It doesn’t matter whether you drink eight glasses at one time or distribute them evenly throughout the day. What is most important is that you remember to drink water.
Smoking is a hard habit to break, but it can be done. Do not be discouraged if you have failed in the past. Instead, keep trying. The health benefits are enormous.
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics, P.A.