The beginning of a new year is a reminder that change is the only constant. It is the law of nature for change to be directed towards making what is, better than before. There is always room for growth and improvement in the world and in us. As the new year sets in, dedicate 2019 to yourself and your physical, mental and emotional health. Here are some suggestions for healthy resolutions this year:
Exercise helps to improve concentration, relieves stress and releases hormones like dopamine, progesterone, oxytocin, serotonin and androgen which improves your mood. Exercising for 30 minutes a day, at least five times a week will make a marked difference in your life, even if you have never exercised before. The key lies in choosing activities that you enjoy doing such as walking, aerobics, yoga, dance, running, lifting weights, etc. In fact, it is the best gift you can give yourself in 2019.
70% of our body is made up of water which makes staying hydrated very important. Drinking water regularly improves your energy levels, digestion, cell regeneration, circulation, physical functioning as well as brain functioning to name a few things. It also assists with weight loss. Committing to drinking water and staying hydrated is one of the easiest adjustments you can make in your daily routine towards improving your health.
Clean, fresh air is the second elixir after water and another easy habit to incorporate into your daily routine. Just spending 20 minutes outdoors can give you more energy, reduces stress and depression, improve sleep and your overall health in general. Therefore, make time to spend with nature, to clear your mind and improve your mental and physical health.
The foundation for achieving any of your goals, whether personal or professional is your physical and mental health. Therefore, dedicating your time, energy and resources towards improving your health is one of the best investments you can make.