Healthy Living Made Easy: 3 Tips to Follow
By Virginia Laird
Making healthy lifestyle choices can be a struggle for some. With a host of options that are included in living a healthy lifestyle, it can be a challenge to identify those that are best for you. For some, throwing in the towel is much easier than making change. Rather than allowing yourself to put on the brakes to healthy living, health and wellness experts have offered several suggestions to help you get started right in 2019. A few tips to consider include:
- Prioritize time for yourself
- Take a jog daily
- Reduce your sugar consumption
Prioritize Time for Yourself
As the new year sets in full swing, one of the best ways to improve your health is to begin making time for yourself. This can prove to be a struggle for those with young children. Research suggests that those who set aside as little as one hour each week to focus on themselves are more likely to struggle less with mental health. If you are like me, you may feel guilty when you plan an hour or two without the kids. However, any expert will admit that keeping track of your own health is the only way to ensure you can care for your family. Consider making time for yourself as part of your routine this year.
Take a Daily Jog
When trying to make plans to become a healthier you this new year, experts suggest that committing to a jog each day can put you on a path to a healthier you. Research suggests that as little as one mile each day can be enough to promote weight loss, improve health, and encourage an active lifestyle. Start making a daily jog a priority right away.
Reduce Your Sugar Consumption
For the millions looking to achieve weight loss as part of their New Year's resolution, cutting out sugar can be super helpful. Research suggests that sugar consumption leads to weight gain, and some diseases can cause fatal complications, including diabetes. Health and wellness experts admit that limiting your sugar consumption can help jump-start weight loss. This can mean reducing the amount of candy you consume, reducing your soda consumption, and cutting back on cookies and sweet treats. While this can be a battle when you get started, experts suggest that the longer you can go without such treats, the less likely you are to crave sugar.
Now don't let anything stop you from living your best life in this new year.
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