7 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy in the New Year ...

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The New Year always has us thinking up resolutions and new ways to stay healthy.

Last year is done and dusted and New Year’s Eve already seems like a distant memory (that hangover, however – ouch!).

It’s the time when we all make resolutions that will see us becoming fitter, healthier, and stronger in the New Year… for the first few weeks anyway!

If you’re like me and tend to give up the health kick by Easter, then these simple ways to stay healthy in the New Year may be worth a look.

1. Swap It

A complete overhaul of your usual health routine can be a shock to the system.

One of the best ways to stay healthy is to swap old habits for new ones.2

Start easing into healthier habits by swapping your usual guilty pleasure for healthier options.

Swap processed snacks for fresh ones and try walking or cycling instead of driving your car for short distances.

2. Set Your Sleep Routine

Getting a decent amount of sleep each night can be an important factor for your health.

More importantly, many experts suggest that setting up a regular sleep routine will help improve the quality of your sleep.

Aim to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time each morning to improve your body clock.

3. Activate Your Mind

Mental health is just as important as physical health.2

Boosting your brain function is a great way to stay healthy.

Keeping an active mind doesn’t always mean learning new things or constantly testing yourself with crossword puzzles and Sudoku.

Keeping your brain active can be as simple as socialising, doing the things you love, and just having fun.

4. Start Habits

Creating healthy habits can require a fair bit of patience.

The general rule is that it takes repeating a task 16 to 21 times for it to become a habit.

Start and keep track of your new habits by making to-do lists and setting up reminders.

When you complete a task, check it off so you have a record of your achievements.

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