The new year is almost here which means it’s time to whip out that note pad and jot down all the new year resolutions. And it’s safe to say that these resolutions are to make sure that we turn our habits around and adopt new and better ones that’ll keep us healthier and happier.
New year resolutions shouldn’t be complicated. In fact, they should be as simple as possible so that they don’t become ‘out of sight, out of mind’ things that you forget by the end of January. So instead of broadly categorizing a resolution as ‘Lose weight’ or ‘Become healthier’, write down what you need to do to achieve these goals and that’s where we come in.
Here are 5 resolutions you should take to take a step towards a healthier self.
1. Up your water intake
Your body is made up of 60% water. This water is required to maintain a balance of bodily fluids that are responsible for many functions like absorption, digestion, circulation, body temperature, transportation of nutrients and much more. So, ask yourself how much of the good old water have you been drinking? The answer is not enough.
Promise yourself that you’ll drink at least 8 glasses or 2 to 3 litres of water in day. It can be hard at the beginning but there are certain things that can make it easier - make flavoured water by infusing fruits in it, always carry a water bottle with you while you are travelling and be a role model to your child by making them do the same.
2. Find a workout that works
It’s true that the number of gym memberships peak on January 1st and more than half of them drop out by the end of february. This isn’t always because people don’t want to workout anymore it’s mostly because the workout is too intense or too time consuming. What you need to do is be realistic about your workout regimen. If you’re someone who doesn’t work out even the bare minimum then it’s not ideal that you set a new year resolution to workout 2 hours a day.
Start slow and try your hand in everything before you decide on what you’ll be doing the rest of the year. Then make a schedule and try and stick to it no matter how hard.
3. Get the most nutrition
It is literally impossible for you to stop eating what you’ve been eating your entire life just like that. What you can do is substitute them with better alternatives. And this goes not just for junk and unhealthy food, its applicable for relatively normal (healthy) food too. Take rotis for example, you’ve been having Whole wheat rotis your entire life but say you switch it up and go for multigrain atta which has several grains that all individually help you in their own way, you’ll only be healthier.
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4. Eat more fiber
Eating more fiber not just relieves you of constipation and makes you poop smoothly it has many other health benefits too. It lowers your risk of diabetes, cholesterol problems, heart related issues and even helps in reducing your weight. There are certain foods that are high in fiber like peas, lentils, grains, psyllium husk and so on. It might not be easy to include in your everyday diet so a better alternative is to change your standard staples to ones that are high in fiber. Even something as simple as bread could be more beneficial to you if you go for the multigrain variety since it’s high in fiber content.
5. A sleep schedule
As a mom it’ll be hard for you to maintain a tight sleeping schedule. There will be times when you’ll have to pull an all-nighter or when brunch is the only option for you. Since your body works on a clock, it’ll be very hard for it to adapt to so many changes in your sleeping schedule. Maintain a fixed time for when you to go to bed and wake up, once your body gets used to it you won’t even need an alarm to get you up.
We hope you swear by all of these resolutions for the new year and have a happy and healthy year ahead!