New Year’s resolutions are excellent if you plan on trying to keep them. This year, keep things reasonable. When it comes to health and fitness, there are several things you can do to get yourself back on track and working towards a healthier lifestyle.
Schedule Your Exercise Time
It’s important to perform some type of physical activity every day. It doesn’t have to be a full workout, just something that gets you up and moving. Take a walk around the block or play outside with the kids. If you have trouble finding time, put it in your schedule.
Don’t forget to drink water. Water keeps you hydrated and will help flush toxins and impurities from your system. Carry a bottle of water with you everywhere you go. During the winter months, the body still needs an ample amount of water to function properly.
Take healthier dishes to family gatherings. Avoid recipes that contain excess sugar and fats. If you find a recipe you really like, prepare it for a holiday dinner or brunch. It will give other health-conscious family members something they can really enjoy.
Participate in an Athletic Event
Make a New Year’s Resolution to participate in a 1K or 5K marathon. Start out small, but make the first attempt. Running isn’t for everyone. Look at your community calendar and see what type of athletic events are available that allow public participation.
Hire a Personal Trainer
If you really want to get on the ball, hire a personal trainer and get down to business. They will keep you motivated and help you work through any obstacles you may face.