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10 Achievable New Year’s Resolutions: Health & Fitness

Every year thousands of resolutions are made and forgotten about within the month, sometimes sooner. Here is a list of resolutions that are easy to stay on top of;

Set realistic goals

You may have a main goal that seems like it’s impossible to achieve. Write down and set yourself realistic small targets to then reach your main goal and focus on the bigger picture.

Move more during the day

By mover more during the day, it could just be going to get more water or even going to the toilet, you daily activity will increase which means you will definitely be burning off a lot more.

Cook more food at home

Cooking at home is not just great for saving money, but you can also portion control and cooking is great for mental health. There are so many free recipes you can find online such as BBC Good Food & Delish which gives you all the nutrition per serving information.

Drink more water!

I used to struggle with this, until I bought myself a 1 litre reusable bottle to use when I’m at work, and another for the gym and home. I now make sure I drink at least 2 litres of water a day.

Reward yourself

You have worked so hard by not eating fast food and meeting your water intake so it’s ok to have that take away or bar of chocolate that you crave because if I cut chocolate out of my diet, I would be miserable.

Make working out more fun

The thought of going to the gym and having to do the same workout week after week can sometimes be so shitty so change it. Go for a run, go swimming, bring a friend or partner or join a class. Trust me, even having that one day a week with a change of scenery can do wonders.

Cut back on Alcohol

Don’t get me wrong, I love a glass of wine but cutting but on drinking on week days and sticking to a certain amount of drinks on the weekend can and will change your life. I know it has for me.

Take progress pictures

This is something I refused to do. You look at yourself everyday so noticing the changes may not happen until you put a picture of you from 3 months ago next to a picture of you today. This is the main reason why people don’t stick to their fitness journey as they claim they can’t see results.

Portion control

There are shops now selling plates which show how much food you should be having (protein, carbs, veg). For me that’s a little too far but switch up the amount of rice to veg you have on your plate and you are off to a great start. I’m not saying starve yourself, just be mindful.

Get a full 8 hours sleep.

Sleep is an essential part of physical health, mental health, and quality of life. It is recommended you get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night for your body to recover from the day.

If you are suffering from sleep deprivation, exercise has a chemical effect on the brain. Physical activity create adenosine in the brain, and adenosine makes us feel sleepy.

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