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10 Healthy (and easy) New Year Resolutions for 2019

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Samir Gohil | Food Specialist
3 min read |
Dec 20th, 2018
Get enough sleep

There are significant long term health effects from sleep deprivation. Make 2019 the year you are bringing back sleep. There are some simple changes you can make to help you get a better nights zzzz. Read more about these easy changes you can start making to improve  your sleep.

Plan your meals

Skipping meals or snacking a little more than you are meant to are all easy traps to fall into. We’ve all been guilty of it. With a little meal prep for the week ahead, you can reduce your risk of skipping meals or eating more than you probably should. You don’t have to cook your meals all on a Sunday night. Just have a plan and organise what you will need. Have our yummy meals stocked in the freezer ready to go, or the ingredients you need to whip up your favourite meals in the pantry and fridge. Plan a week ahead which day you will eat what. This is not only a great way to stop snacking or skipping meals, but also a very good way to keep a check on the amount of money you are spending on food.

Set a goal

Having a goal to work towards is a great way to stay motivated. Set a goal for yourself and start working towards it. This might be an exercise goal (you want to be able to run 2 kms) or it might be that you want to lose 2kgs, or perhaps it is a goal to achieve a day to day task independently. Whatever you choose, make it realistic. Put your mind to it and work a little each day on setting out to achieve that goal.

Unfollow

Stop following those social media accounts and profiles that don’t lift you up. If it makes you experience negative feelings towards yourself or your life, unfollow!

Make “me time” a thing
In a world where everyone is busy and life can be hectic make it a priority to give yourself some “me time”, every day. Even if it is 10 minutes every morning or a 30 minute break over lunch. Make time for yourself. You deserve it.

Drink more water
Your body needs water to survive and thrive. Swap out the sugary drink and replace it with a refreshing glass of H20. Your body will love you even more for it.

Watch less TV

There is a lot of time that each of us spend every day watching tv or videos on devices. Try cutting TV down by 30 minutes each day and spend that time developing a new skill, learning a new hobby or keeping your body active.

Spend more time with the ones who count

Life is too precious. Spend time with the people who you love, and who love you in return. Make the moments with them count and enjoy them. Cut down the time you spend with anyone who doesn’t bring joy to your life or brings toxicity into your days.

 Write a journal

Even if it is a few random thoughts you have each day. Or a list of what you are grateful for that happened over the course of the day. Writing down your thoughts into a journal can not only be great therapy it provides a wonderful way to tell your story.

Move more

Movement is good for your body and your mind. Sitting still all day can not only be detrimental to your health but can also lead to depression. Make a resolution to move a little more each day. Take the stairs instead of the lift. Park the car a little further away from the entrance or just make a commitment to take a short walk more often. It needs to be achievable and manageable ongoing. So keep it realistic but make movement part of 2019.

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