The New Year is here and it’s time for a fresh start. While it is impossible to erase the mistakes or over indulgences of 2011, the New Year is the perfect time to make positive changes and add healthy choices to your lifestyle. It can seem overwhelming at first so be careful not to implement too many changes into your life all at once. Here are a few simple habits that you can add to your daily routine for a healthier year.
Eat your veggies- Eating more veggies means better digestion. Try snacking on some raw carrots or celery instead of reaching for the convenient granola bar and you will notice a big difference in your tummy. With better digestion comes less bloat!
Spend less time online- If you’re self-employed, chances are you use social media for marketing, but sometimes valuable marketing time can turn into personal use. Monitor your time on websites like Facebook and Twitter and save personal interactions for after work hours.
Exercise more- Whether you choose to work with a personal trainer or test your luck on your own, exercising more will leave you feeling energized in 2012. Working out is a great way to relieve stress, improve overall mood, and of course improve cardiovascular endurance and muscular appearance.
Ditch soda- I know you hear this one all of the time but you really do need to be drinking water and nothing else. The average person should be consuming half of their body weight in ounces of water each day!
Have fun- This is the most important thing to try to do more of this year. If you’re not enjoying life or feel stuck in the “daily grind,” you need to find someway to fix it. I am a true believer that you should always love what you do.