A New You This New Year
By Virginia Laird
For millions across the globe, the turn of a new year indicates a great time to make change. Many will find ways to reinvent themselves into someone more successful and healthier. As you look to make a few changes in your life, health and wellness experts suggest a few simple ones to get your health moving in the right direction in 2019. Some of these include:
- Start making time to exercise
- Focus less on social media
- Put money in savings
Start Making Time to Exercise
For millions across the nation trying to improve their health in the new year, making time to exercise is essential. Although there are some who may believe this requires committing a monthly fee to a local gym, there are plenty of things you can do to exercise in your home as well. With more to stream from your television and computer, fitness classes can be at your fingertips in no time at all. Research suggests that a simple jog through your neighborhood can offer enough exercise to get you going in the right direction.
Focus Less on Social Media
Social media is an ever-growing distraction from responsibilities and reality. While it does serve a purpose, millions find themselves aimlessly searching the screen of their phone without ever realizing it. Health and wellness experts suggest that limiting your use of social media can help improve your mental health, as well as promote good overall health. Research suggests that leaving the drama of social media behind can help you focus on your life, rather than constantly comparing your circumstances to others and wishing you had more than what you do. Likewise, setting aside the distraction of the phone can help you focus on your health and help you make time to get moving.
Put Money in Savings
There are many who wrongly believe that if they were broke last year, they will be broke forever. Having money has little to do with what you make, and more to do with what choices you actually make with your money. Financial planners advise that having a plan to save money can help get your finances on the right track. Research suggests that beginning small is the best way to start saving. While saving money sounds like it cannot improve your health, it can lead to a reduced stress level, which can have serious impacts on overall health. Make putting something into your savings account a monthly or weekly habit.
Now you are ready to tackle the new year!
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